Chemical Engineering PhD student wins "Best Oral Presentation" prize
Congratulations to Norashikin Mat-Zain who won first prize for the Best Oral Presentation at the Health and Life Science Conference, held at Loughborough University on 13th June 2013
Matthew Akpoge Obande
MSc, 2007; PhD, 2011
Matthew suffered a fatal cardiac arrest whilst playing basketball on 28th April. He had newly been appointed as a lecturer in Nigeria and had been successful in securing a grant to study means of reducing postharvest losses of staple crops – a topic to which he felt very committed to at all levels. A powerfully built, gentle and devout man Matthew made many friends and will be sorely missed.
How are the mighty fallen….
Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Professor organises American Chemical Society Symposium.
Professor Gianluca Li Puma from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University co-organised and co-chaired the symposium on "Chemistry and Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes for Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern".
Chemical Engineering PhD student, wins best poster prize at the ChemEngDay UK 2013
Elena Simone, one of the Chemical Engineering Department’s PhD student, has received best poster prize within the Materials and Particle Technology category at the ChemEngDay UK 2013, held by Imperial College London. Her poster, entitled “Monitoring and control of polymorphic transformation in pharmaceutical crystallizations using a composite PAT array and crystallization process informatics system” described her research in using modern combined spectroscopic techniques for crystallization process control.
The poster was co-authored by postdoctoral researcher Dr Ali Saleemi and the work is presented was sponsored by the European Research Council’s CrySys (Crystallization Systems Engineering) project, led by Professor Z.K. Nagy, which the aim to improve the efficiency and quality of crystalline products, such as pharmaceuticals, food and fine chemicals, whilst reducing wastage and energy costs.
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Gates Foundation Prize for work done in Chemical Engineering
Professor Holdich explains the Continuous Hydrothermal Carbonisation process to Bill Gates at The Gates Foundation in Seattle. The Loughborough team won second prize in the Reinvent The Toilet Challenge, designed to help the 2 billion people worldwide who suffer disease from poor sanitation.
The 11th UK Particle Technology Forum
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University is proud to host the UK Particle Technology Forum in April 2012, with the theme: Formulating with Particles. This is the most prestigious event for 2012 in Particle Technology and is designed to bring together mainly younger members of the research community. During the event, the Young Researcher of the Year Award will be held, based on presentations made by six finalists. The prize is £400 awarded by The Brian Scarlett Memorial Fund, particularly appropriate as Brian started his illustrious academic career at Loughborough before moving to become Professor of Particle Technology at Delft University. For further details see: http://www.ukptforum.org.uk/
How to make the perfect cup of tea
The expertise of one of the Department’s lecturers (and Admissions tutor), Dr Andrew Stapley, has been called upon to help TV presenter James May solve a controversial and much contested issue – how to make the perfect cup of tea.Continue reading »
Research Student Wins International Conference Prize
Marijana Dragosavac was recently awarded first prize at the international PSA2011 (Particulate Systems Analysis) conference held in Edinburgh for her oral presentation: “Production of silica particles using membrane emulsification.”Continue reading »
Loughborough University research to revolutionise pharmaceuticals manufacturing
Loughborough University has been awarded more than £1.1 million to help revolutionise manufacturing techniques for the pharmaceuticals industry.
The main aim of the CrySys project is to improve efficiency and quality in the production of crystalline goods, such as drugs, whilst at the same time reduce wastage and energy costs.
This pioneering research is being led by the Department’s Professor Zoltan Nagy, with funding from the European Research Council.Continue reading »
Research student wins DIAMOND conference prize
Marijana Dragosavac, one of the Department's PhD students, was recently awarded first prize in the poster competition at the DIAMOND conference for her presentation on 'Combined microfiltration and ion exchange.'Continue reading »
Research Student wins British Association of Crystal Growth Conference prize
Ali Saleemi, One of the Department's Research Associates has won the best poster prize at the British Association of Crystal Growth Conference held at UCL.
Triple success in Royal Academy Leadership Awards
Three of the Department’s undergraduate students have won a place on the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Leadership Advanced Awards scheme.Continue reading »
Chemical Engineering students win BP Ultimate Field Trip 2011
A team of students from the Department is set to gain a real-life taste of working in the oil and gas industry, after winning the 2011 BP Ultimate Field Trip. The trio of Chemical Engineering undergraduates, known collectively as ‘Rigid Ideas’, wowed the competition judges, as well as the event host, Professor Brian Cox, with their forward thinking and innovative hydrogen production-based technology that answered a tough challenge set by BP.Continue reading »
The Complete University Guide Ranks Chemical Engineering at Loughborough 3rd in the UK.
In the first of the league tables to be published for 2012, The Complete University Guide ranks Chemical Engineering at Loughborough 3rd amongst UK Chemical Engineering Departments, with Loughborough Universirty rising to 19th.The full league table is available here.
Department’s Winning Run Continues with 17th Salters’ Graduate Prize
Ben Demicol, a final year MEng student in the Department, has been awarded a £1000 Salters’ Graduate Prize for 2011. Only 5 are awarded each year to UK Chemical Engineering students by the Salters’ Institute of Industrial Chemistry.Continue reading »
Double success at IChemE awards
Loughborough’s Chemical Engineering Department enjoyed a double success at the recent Annual IChemE Awards Dinner, as a recent graduate, and one of our Professors received recognition for their work in the field.Continue reading »
Loughborough Chemical Engineer bags another prize!
Krystel Howard was awarded first prize for her technical excellence combining with an outstanding oral presentation skills in the field of Fluid Separation Processes.Continue reading »
Department celebrates 16th winner of the Salters Graduate Prize
Paul Devitt, a final year MEng Chemical Engineering student, joins a long line of award winning Loughborough students on being selected for a 2010 Salters Graduate Prize.
Department success at Annual Frank Morton Sports Day
Loughborough’s Chemical Engineering Department joined dozens of other UK chemical engineering students at Birmingham University on 18th February for the annual Frank Morton sports day.
Professor presented with Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor Richard Holdich, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University, has been awarded an ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award 2009.
15th Salters’ Graduate Prize for the Department
In the past 16 years, 15 of the Department’s students have been awarded a prestigious Salters’ Graduate Prize. Six Salters’ prizes are awarded nationally in Chemical Engineering to finalist.
Wise Awards Success
Katherine Bexfield, a Chemical Engineering student, was recently presented an award at the Royal Academy of Engineering by HRH Princess Anne, for her entry into the Ford WISE (Women into Science and Engineering) Competition.
MSc students win 3rd place in GE Energy's Ecomagination Challenge
Congratulations to two of our MSc students - Jayasheelan Vaithilingam and Mohd Rushdi Abu Bakar for winning 3rd place in GE Energy's Ecomagination Challenge "How can you make your campus greener?". Their project has been selected as part of the 3 best projects in Europe (out of 100 entries).
Student wins 1st prize in the Particle Technology Forum (PTFUK)
Congratulations to Erum Aamir for winning first prize in the Particle Technology Forum (PTFUK). She was awarded with young researcher's award for her research work presented at this event. Erum is also selected for the 117th training course at BASF Company, Germany. During this training she has an opportunity to meet young researchers from all over the world and learn from their experiences also.
Professor presented with the Arnold Greene Medal of the IChemE
Professor Richard Wakeman was presented with the Arnold Greene Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers at the Institution's Annual General Meeting in London on 13 May.
Student wins "Temporary of the Year"
Mustafa Mohamed (Industrial Year Student) was awarded with the title "Temporary of the Year" and received a cash prize from the Room at the Top Recruitment. This award was given to Mustafa in recognition of the excellent comments given by his Manager in a survey done by the agency. His name was also mentioned in an editorial in the local newspaper published in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
IChemE Fluid Mixing Subject Group Research Student Competition
Two Loughborough University Chemical Engineering PhD students were awarded prizes for their presentations at the 2009 IChemE Fluid Mixing Processes Subject Group Research Competition on 7 January at Kings College, London.