Chemical Engineering

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4 Dec 2020

Department research linked to the International Space Station

Research carried out by the Department of Chemical Engineering is set to be continued aboard the International Space Station.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has been investigating evaporation with the aim of learning more about fluids physics in extreme conditions for years. Understanding how liquids such as water, rocket fuel and blood behave in space is important for improving conditions for astronauts and furthering space science research.

Researchers from Loughborough University, including Dr Anna Trybala of the Department of Chemical Engineering, will lead two projects that will examine how liquid substances spread and evaporate over porous and deformable surfaces, such as human skin. This will be continued aboard the International Space Station.