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Chemical Engineering Academic to Chair Special Session at USA Conference

May 16

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Dr Pinfield has organised this session to bring together leading researchers from around the world working on problems of the scattering of acoustic or ultrasonic waves. These problems are of interest because ultrasound can be used to characterise materials, if the scattering of the waves can be understood. Dr Pinfield's own research applies ultrasonic spectroscopy to small particles in liquids (found in a broad range of products such as foods, healthcare products and drug processing), to find out the concentration, size and properties of the particles.

Valerie Pinfield x 135 Valerie Pinfield studied Natural Sciences (theoretical physics) at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 1990 (MA, 1994). She worked for two years at The Welding Institute on electron beam welding, before joining the University of Leeds Food Science Department where she completed her PhD in 1996. Her research programme related to computational modelling of emulsion instability and ultrasonic propagation in scattering systems.

 Having worked for nearly three years in research and development in the confectionery industry, she returned to academia as a post-doctoral researcher, on a part-time basis, at Leeds University (Food Science Department) and subsequently at the University of Nottingham (Electrical Systems and Optics Division, Faculty of Engineering). She took up her post as Lecturer at Loughborough University in September 2012 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2015.


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