Chemical Engineering


19 Mar 2019

WES Centenary Conference – Chemical Engineering Prize Winner

PhD student in Chemical Engineering and member of the next WES, (Women’s Engineering Society), Loughborough Committee, Tymèle Deydier won the judges choice at the Women’s Engineering Society Centenary Conference held at the RAF Museum in London.

Tymele x 300

The title of Tymèle’s poster: “Production of Biodegradable Microparticles Using a 2cm Chip to Improve the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease”

Her research is about the production of drug-loaded biodegradable polymer particles using microfluidic devices.

These particles will be used to coat new drug-eluting angioplasty balloons to improve the treatment of coronary heart disease and avoid inflammation reactions after angioplasty procedures.

The competition was judged by WES President Dawn Childs, YMB Chair, (Young Member’s Board), Sophie Hutchins and ex-fighter pilot Mandy Hickson.

Tymèle came out on top beating 24 other competitors under the theme of the competition, which was; ‘Transforming the future.’

The prize of an amazon voucher and a feature in the next Women Engineer Journal were the prizes presented to Tymèle. The Women Engineer is a WES production, available on their website.

In response to winning this prize, Tymèle stated:

“I feel so honoured to have received recognition for my work from such inspiring women and would like to thank my supervisors for their support.”

Over 200 people attended the event, enjoying inspirational speakers and activities including:

  • Opening address - WES CEO Elizabeth Donnelly
  • “Leading from the front through changing times” - Mandy Hickson, Ex-fighter Pilot, RAF and motivational speaker
  • “Facing the facts” - Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds, Authors of ‘Man-Made: Why So Few Women Are in Positions of Power?’ (2015) and ‘The Stalled revolution: Is equality for women an impossible dream?’ (2017)
  • “Transforming the future” - Panel discussion: Chaired by Jan Peters, with Sophie Hutchins, (Chair), WES Young Members’ Board, Rachel Higham Managing Director of IT, British Telecom Air Vice Marshall Sue Gray
  • Breakout sessions - “Vision for WES – the next 100 years”, “Men as Allies?” and “Breaking the Mould”
  • “30% Club – promoting diversity” - Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency

The successful evening was capped off with a networking session including refreshments. 

If you are a female engineering student and interested in getting involved in WES at Loughborough University, contact the Chair, Jennifer Glover Here.