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IChemE Awards 2010

Double success at IChemE awards

November 10

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.

Siobhan Mobberley (graduated 2007), is now a process engineer at AstraZeneca and won the Prestigious Young Engineer of the Year Award sponsored by GSK. Having joined Astra Zeneca as a graduate in 2007, Siobhan was appointed lead process engineer for a drug substance project within months and has since had considerable success in finding innovative solutions to drug scale-up problems. One project she was involved with resulted in savings of some $4.3 million per year.

Zoltan Nagy, Professor of Process Systems Engineering, was runner-up in the Innovator of the Year Award sponsored by NES. Zoltan leads the Pharmaceutical Systems Engineering Research Group at Loughborough. His process control and monitoring systems are used by many major companies including ABB, BASF, AstraZeneca and AkzoNobel. Zoltan has developed control systems for industrial batch polymerisation in collaboration with ABB and BASF. He has also developed several control systems for crystallisation processes, one of which was also shortlisted in the Core Engineering category.

Professor Chris Rielly, Head of Chemical Engineering, commented,

“We’re delighted that the pioneering work of both a graduate and a member of our academic staff have been recognised by the IChemE. This only underlines the importance of our teaching and research activities here at Loughborough which make such an important contribution to industry and society as a whole.”


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