UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


CNIE and UCL Chemical Engineering win four prizes at ChemEngDayUK 2019

29 April 2019

On 8-9 April 2019, UCL Chemical Engineering and the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE) participated at an exciting ChemEngDayUK event in Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

ChemEngDayUK 2019 Winners

UCL Chemical Engineering and the CNIE scooped four prizes at the event and the winners included: 

Best presentation in the "Particle Systems" session

  • Kaiqiao Wu (PhD student with Marc-Olivier Coppens)
    Presentation title: Dynamically structured fluidised beds: A way to control bubbling flows

Best presentation in the "Modelling and Process Systems" session

  • Ioannis Gkioulekas (PhD student with Lazaros Papageorgiou)
    Presentation title: Optimal regression tree models through mixed integer programming

Best presentation in the "Reaction, Catalysis and Kinetics" session

  • Luca Panariello 
    Presentation title: Gold nanoparticles synthesis in a continuous reactor – towards a reaction engineering driven design approach

Runner up in the Poster competition

  • Giovanni Meridiano (PhD student with Panagiota Angeli and Luca Mazzei)
    Poster title: Experimental and computational fluid dynamics studies of solid-liquid mixing in stirred tanks

Also at the event, Marc-Olivier Coppens gave a Plenary Presentation on Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering: A Transformative Methodology for Innovation, and there were several presentations by the NICE group, including Halan Mohamed (Kidney Inspired Membranes with Superior Anti-Fouling Properties), Kaiqiao Wu (Dynamically Structured Fluidised Beds: A way to control bubbling flows) and Mohammad Alkhunaizi (Effects of Surface Barriers in Hierarchical Zeolites).

Congratulations to the winners and for all those who took part.