UCL Chemical Engineering
On 7th June 2018, Dr. Yeshui Zhang won the Frontier Lab Young Scientist Award at the 22nd International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 2018 in Kyoto, Japan, for her poster titled: ‘Carbon Nano-Materials Formed From Waste Tyre Pyrolysis Oil Model Compounds’.
Published: Jun 18, 2018 4:13:30 PM
On the 5th June Professor Eva Sorensen, Deputy Head of Education and Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCL was presented with the Frank Morton medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Published: Jun 14, 2018 4:16:33 PM
On 27-29 May 2018, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens, Director of the CNIE, served on the first meeting of the International Panel for Mesoscience (IPM). Mesoscience is a large new programme of the National Science Foundation of China, led by Professor Jinghai Li (Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences). The IPM consists of several distinguished scientists from academia and industry in the UK, USA, Australia, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Hungary.
Published: Jun 12, 2018 4:38:08 PM
Congratulations to UCL Chemical Engineering for their triumph over Biochemical Engineering at the Engineering Cup on 3 May 2018, organised by CheERS and the Beaker Society.
Published: May 30, 2018 3:14:32 PM
Winning team left-to-right: Serena Dosanjh, Tanya Ghannam, Ashwath Manavazahagan, Simran Chaggar, Rhemet Chaggar, Spyros Dimoulas, far-right: John McGagh FTSE, FIChemE, President IChemE 2017-18
Published: May 25, 2018 9:31:09 AM
Dr. Federico Galvanin and Dr. Michail Stamatakis Awarded £497K EPSRC grant (overall £2M project) for Cognitive Chemical Manufacturing in collaborative project with University of Leeds and industry
It is an unceasing challenge to reduce the time scale for development of new chemical products to the point of reliable manufacture and entrance into the market place. Any delays will result in both the loss of revenue for companies, and delayed benefit to the consumers, whilst rushed development might lead to quality issues. This can have significant societal implications, for example impacting the availability, or critical quality of crucial medicines to patients. Therefore, there is a real need to minimise the time taken to identify safe and robust chemical manufacturing processes. These processes however, are complex with process outcome being affected by a vast number of chemical and physical parameters; e.g. temperature, pressure, reagent stoichiometry, pH, heat and mass transfer affect quality and scalability making the definition of a chemical process at manufacturing scale a very challenging task. The sheer number of variables means that a systematic, 'change one factor at a time' approach is practically impossible and generally disregards the fact that some factors might be heavily correlated.
Published: May 24, 2018 5:03:34 PM
The Provost’s Engineering Engagement Awards ceremony was held on 8th May. The event celebrates and recognises excellence in engineering engagement by staff and students at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences; their aim is to inspire children and young people as the next generation of engineers and innovators.
Published: May 24, 2018 4:47:01 PM
In a video interview Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens discusses 'Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering - a Pathway to Innovation in Particle Technology', with Dr Ben Freireich from Particulate Solid Research.
Published: May 24, 2018 3:57:59 PM
Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens, Dr Victor Francia and Kaiqiao Wu from the Centre of Nature Inspired Engineering presented at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT), held in Orlando, USA from 22-26 April and was in conjunction with the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting & 14th Global Congress on Process Safety.
Published: May 24, 2018 10:00:41 AM