News and Events
Chemical Engineering student, Nicole Perrin wins Salter Prize
Chemical Engineering student is awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry grant
Through the Outreach Fund scheme, the Royal Society of Chemistry awards grants to enable individuals or organisations to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences. Soukaina Bahsoun, a chemical engineering student, was awarded a grant to run an after-school chemistry club at Holywell Primary school in Loughborough.
Rahimah Othman Wins Annual Postgraduate Seminar Award
Rahimah Othman, a Chemical Engineering PhD student, has won this year’s Postgraduate Seminar Award.
Lecturer in IChemE Global Award 2016 Final
Dr Nuno Reis, a Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department at Loughborough University, has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the IChemE Global Awards 2016 for his project 'The power of miniaturisation and smartphone diagnostics', in two categories!
Lab-on-a-Stick Developed by Academics
A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed by academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading.
Dr Danish Malik Receives University Fellowship
Dr Danish Malik, Senior Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department at Loughborough University, has been awarded one of the first, new University Fellowships.
Alec Wright Wins Reflections of Research Competition
Alec Wright and the Department of Chemical Engineering were supported this year by the Plants to Products network of the NIBB, (Networks in Industrial Biotechnology) and the BBSRC, (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) to win the Reflections of Research Photo Competition 2016!
Loughborough Engineering Team comes second in Engineering YES final
Engineering YES is a three day residential training experience for research students and staff that aims to give participants the tools and knowledge to set up a technology start-up business.
90 Students Attend AACME Summer Schools
Chemical Engineering Graduating Class of 2015
On July 14th 2016, the Chemical Engineering Class of 2015 Graduands became Graduates of Loughborough University.
Chemical Engineering Student Wins Research Challenge Prize
On 22nd June the Graduate School hosted a Summer Showcase event for all Loughborough University and Loughborough University London postgraduate research students (PGRs).
Chemical Engineering Researcher Receives Award for 'Contribution to Knowledge'
Omid Arjmandi-Tash, a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher based in the Chemical Engineering Department at Loughborough University, was nominated for, and was awarded the 'Contribution to Knowledge Award'.
Seminar at the Department of Chemical Engineering: From Lab to Market
The Department of Chemical Engineering is delighted to invite everyone to a seminar which will provide an overview on how to take your invention from the laboratory into the market, “Maximizing the Impact of your Research by Launching a Successful Spin-out Company“
International Workshop - Scale-up of Bioreactors for the Production of Pharmaceuticals and Foods: Towards Quality by Design
19 to 23 September 2016,
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered by the Newton Fund, the British Council together with Loughborough University, CONACYT and the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, will be holding a workshop on the above theme at the Instituto de Innovación y Transferencia Tecnológica (Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer), Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico from 19 to 23 September, 2016. The workshop will be coordinated by Dr Brahim Benyahia (Loughborough University) and Dr Froylán Mario Espinoza Escalante (Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara), and will include contributions from other leading researchers and industrial sponsors.
Chemical Engineering Academic to Chair Special Session at USA Conference
Today, Dr Valerie Pinfield from the Chemical Engineering Department here at Loughborough University, has organised and will be chairing a special session at the Acoustical Society of America conference in Salt Lake City, USA.
Chemical Engineering Student Wins Salter Graduate Prize
Final year chemical engineering student Nicole Perrin has been awarded a national Salter Graduate Prize.
Chemical Engineering Student Wins RAEng Award
Our congratulations go to Erin Meredith, a Chemical Engineering student at Loughborough University, who has received an award from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Amazing new facilities opening 2016/2017
New and existing students studying Chemical Engineering at Loughborough will benefit from over £20M of investment in state of the art new facilities including laboratories, pilot processing, workshop, CAD, rapid prototyping and IT suites
Loughborough Student wins IChemE project prize
Jack Ramsey, a final year student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough, has won the 2015 IChemE Food and Drink Special Interest Group Undergraduate Project Prize.
Chemical Engineering Student Wins Two Awards!
Alec Wright, a Chemical Engineering PhD Student was awarded two prizes in 2015 at two separate conferences.
Loughborough Chemical Engineering Student Represents The UK
Chemical engineering Part D student Nicole Perrin travelled to China in September of this year to represent UK engineering students at the Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing.
Dr Michael Forrester Writes in 'Scientific Reports'
Writing in the journal Scientific Reports, Dr Michael Forrester from the Chemical Engineering Department at Loughborough University has revealed new phenomena in arrays of diffusive flames whereby coupled group effects lead to controllability of fire dynamics. With an ever increasing severity of world-wide forest-fires, due to global warming and fire control policies of the past, this research is timely, as it presents a possible new avenue for developing fire-fighting technologies.
World's First Lab in a Briefcase
Academics at Loughborough University hope to boost early detection rates of cancer in developing countries with their portable lab-in-a-briefcase that can operate even at high temperatures. Believed to be the first kit of its kind dedicated to the portable measurement of cancer biomarkers, the concept is the brainchild of Dr Nuno Reis, a Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department. The full study has been published in the Lab on a Chip journal.
Loughborough University's Corporate Relay Challenge
Obituary - Professor Geoffrey Mason
Professor Geoffrey Mason, a retired professor from The Chemical Engineering Department passed away on 7th July 2015 aged 74 years.
Chemical Engineering PhD Student Wins 1st Prize For Poster
Rahimah Othman, a Loughborough Chemical Engineering PhD student gained 1st prize for her poster at the British Association for Crystal Growth, (BACG) 2015 conference, which was held on the 21st -23rd of June 2015 at Queen Mary University, London.
Visiting Chemical Engineering student wins 3rd prize at BACG Conference
Maria Vittoria Cenzato, a visiting student in the Chemical Engineering Department at Loughborough University from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, was awarded 3rd prize for her poster at the British Association for Crystal Growth, (BACG), 2015 conference which was held on the 21st -23rd of June 2015 at Queen Mary University, London.
Chemical Engineering Graduate Set To Take On The World!
Niall Flannery, a recent Loughborough University graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering, will make his World Athletics debut this month, in China.
Welbeck College Lower Sixth Engineering Experience
On Monday 8th July, the Loughborough University campus was inundated with students from Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, who came to get a taste of different engineering disciplines....
School of AACME wins 3 out of 6 Enterprise Awards!
Loughborough University Green Belt Relay 2015
As reported previously, a number of the staff and students from the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering took part in the Green Belt Relay 2015 in support of the Anthony Nolan Trust. The Team Leader, Head of the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Adrian Spencer, has found time to write a little about the experience.....
AACME staff and students support the Anthony Nolan Trust
Chemical Engineering PhD student company win 'Engineering Yes' prize
A spin-out company from Loughborough University called Green Beauty Technology, whose members are all Chemical Engineering PhD students won a cash prize at the Engineering Yes conference held in Birmingham in May for ‘Best Teamwork’.
Loughborough Chemical Engineering Academic receives EPSRC Grant
Dr Valerie Pinfield, along with colleagues based at Manchester University and Leeds University have successfully received an EPSRC grant for more than £250k to investigate ultrasonic propagation in complex media.
Chemical Engineering Lecturer's Study uses Phone Technology in tests for Cancer
A study led by Loughborough University, Chemical Engineering Lecturer, Dr Nuno Reis has successfully tested for the second most common male cancer - prostate cancer using Smartphone Technology.
Chemical Engineering Student Wins Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship
For a second year, Harvard University have selected a Loughborough University Chemical Engineering student for their summer internship at their Stem Cell Institute. This year, Arianna Rech won the opportunity.
School of AACME secures 8.5 PhD Studentships
Chemical Engineering at Loughborough announce ISO 14001/EcoCampus Platinum accreditation
The University was given the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 14001 accreditation and achieved Platinum in the EcoCampus scheme on 20th August 2014. This is campus wide which is a significant achievement as it shows collaborative working across all schools and departments on campus in the area of environmental management.
Dr Diganta B Das Delivers Keynote Speech
Dr Diganta B Das recently delivered a keynote lecture at the 1st International Conference on Green Technologies for Environmental Pollution Control and Prevention held at the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirapalli, India on 27th-29th September 2014.
Summer Bursary Poster Competition
Over the summer of 2014, the school of Aeronautical, Automotive Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME) ran a vacation bursary scheme to give penultimate year undergrads a taste of doing PhD-type research.
Vacancies (Closing date 6th October 2014).
As part of continuing exciting expansion we are currently advertising three Chairs and a lecturing position in Industrial Biotechnology
TEDx Loughborough 2014
Dr Gilbert Shama, Reader in Applied Microbiology at Loughborough University, was one of the speakers at last February's TEDx Loughborough 2014 event presents "Erm excuse me, we're running out of antibiotics" in which he considers whether we are sleepwalking back into a pre-antibiotic era.
Ozonolysis of lignocellulosic biomass using low energy microplasma reactors
Dr Hemaka Bandulasena has been awarded £50k from Plants to Products BBSRC NIBB for proof of concept studies on pretreatement of lignocellulosic biomass using low energy microplasma reactors. This is a collaborative project with Prof David Leak of University of Bath and also supported by Perlemax Ltd.
Teaching Laboratory Rigs
As part of the Department of Chemical Engineering’s continued drive to enhance the Learning Experience through their Teaching Laboratories, funding was sought and won earlier in the year for four new outstanding Teaching Laboratory ‘Rigs’, which are now in situ and will be ready for use in the new academic year.
Prize winners 2013-2014
Our congratulations go out to the following students for winning the following prizes during the 2013-2014 Academic year
Loughborough University shortlisted in our search for best public-private collaboration The Oxford AHSN aims to break down traditional organisational boundaries and bring the NHS, universities, science and business closer together. To that end we have been inviting nominations for a new award acknowledging effective partnerships between the public sector and industry. A shortlist has now been drawn up and the winners will be announced at the OBN Annual Awards night on 2 October (http://www.obn.org.uk/events/obn-annual-awards-dinner/ ).
Loughborough PhD student shortlisted for the SCI Young Lipid Scientist Award, 2014
Loughborough Chemincal Engineering PhD student, David Stewart, was recently shortlisted for the SCI Young Lipid Scientist Award, 2014. He was one of only four students shortlisted to give a presentation on his current research at the Lipids Group AGM at the University of Reading on the afternoon of Friday June 6th 2014.
UKIERI grant awarded to Dr DB Das
UKIERI grant awarded to Dr DB Das in collaboration with KVSR Sidhartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vijayawada, India The recently announced awards by the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) has funded 2-year long project proposal by Dr DB Das in collaboration with KVSR Sidhartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vijayawada, India.
Dr Diganta B Das co-authors new book on Sustainable Water Engineering
Ensuring safe and plentiful supplies of potable water (both now and for future generations) and developing sustainable treatment processes for wastewater are among the world’s greatest engineering challenges. However, sustainability requires investment of money, time and knowledge. Combining theory and practice from the developing and developed worlds with high- and low-tech, high- and low-cost solutions, this book discusses many fundamental and advanced aspects of water engineering.
Department’s innovation highlighted in high-impact “Lab-on-a-chip” journal.
A research study led by Dr Nuno Reis from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough was selected to feature on this month’s main front cover of Lab-on-a-chip journal, the leading scientific journal for miniaturisation in chemistry, physics, biology, materials science and bioengineering published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Goran Vladisavljevic delivers keynote speech
Dr Goran Vladisavljevic delivered an invited keynote speech on the opening day of the UK Colloids 2014 conference held at the Mermaid Theatre in London from 6th July until 9th July 2014.
Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards Departmental ICT Initiative of the Year
At the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards, our school won the award for the “Departmental ICT Initiative of the Year”.
International Symposium on Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals
International Symposium on Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals
Engineering Leadership Advanced Awards
PhD student receives the Prize for the Research Impact at the Health and Wellbeing Conference
Student wins summer internship at Harvard University
Lizzie Cheeseman who is currently a Part C undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering has won a summer internship at the prestigious Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Developing new heart valves
Chemical Engineers at Loughborough University are working alongside a heart transplant surgeon at Papworth Hospital and design engineers at Cambridge Reactor Design, to manufacture implantable heart pumps.
Controlling Multiphase Reactions on Demand
Professors Richard Holdich and Chris Rielly have been awarded £325k by the EPSRC to investigate multiphase reactions.
Research into Monitoring Stem Cell Growth in Bioreactors
Dr. Karen Coopman has recently been awarded £100k funding from the EPSRC for a feasibility study looking at the development of an optical system that can be integrated into a stirred tank bioreactor in order to the track the growth and morphology of cells on microcarriers. The specific application is in the production of mesenchymal stem cells.
Developing the next generation of spray dryers
Dr Andy Stapley has been awarded €325k as part of a €6m EU project to develop the next generation of spray dryers. Spray drying is the main method for producing powdered products such as instant coffee, skimmed milk powder and laundry detergent.
Research into the spreading of complex fluids
Professor Victor Starov has recently been awarded EU funding of £ 466,793 as part of a large international multidisciplinary Marie Curie project CoWet. The group based at Loughborough University will work on the interaction of foams with porous substrates. This has direct application in using foams as drug delivery systems in pharmacy or for colorants in hair care.
Research into Monitoring Nanoparticle Suspensions
A new research programme at Loughborough aims to transform the monitoring of concentrated suspensions of nanoparticles using the technique of ultrasound. Increasing numbers of industrial and commercial applications involve nanoparticles (or colloidal particles), usually in a concentrated form. Unfortunately this makes measurements using conventional methods very difficult, both due to the small size of the particles and the opaque nature of such suspensions. Most particle sizing techniques, for example, only work with dilute systems.
MSc scholars receive their certificates from the Vice-Chancellor
Retirement of Professor Vahid Nasehi
About 40 of the current staff, along with some former colleagues, met for lunch on Friday 31 January to mark the retirement of Professor Vahid Nassehi. Vahid had been on the staff at Loughborough University for just over 25 years, rising through the ranks of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader, before being awarded a Personal Chair as a Professor of Computational Modelling in 2002.
Obituary: Trevor Kletz
Trevor Kletz, one of our visiting professors passed away peacefully in October 2013.
The Davis-Swindin public lecture 'Drinking Water Chemicals: Discoveries and Challenges'
A public lecture examining the unintended health risks associated with water disinfection is being hosted by Loughborough University on Monday 24 June.
Making nanostructured components a commercial reality
A new partnership between Loughborough University and MEL Chemicals looks set to make the manufacture of nanostructured ceramic components a commercial reality.
Dr Goran Vladisavljevic awarded JSPS fellowship
Dr Goran Vladisavljevic has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This gives Dr Vladisavljevic an opportunity to revisit Japan between December 2013 and January 2014 to create and strengthen collaborative links with the Japanese academic community in the area of micro process technology. JSPS is Japan’s leading funding agency established in 1932, funded from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Prizes for oral and poster presentations for Chemical Engineering research team at EuroBiotech2013
Dr Nuno Reis and Ana Barbosa have participated in the European Biotechnology Conference 2013 held in Bratislava, Slovakia between 16 and 18th May 2013.
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.
Matthew Akpoge Obande, MSc, 2007; PhD, 2011
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.
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 will host the UK Particle Technology Forum in April 2012
How to make the perfect cup of tea
The expertise of one of the Department’s lecturers 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.
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.”
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.