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Prize Winning at International Conference

I’m delighted and honoured to have received a prize at the Early Career International Particle Technology Forum 2022 as a finalist in the IChemE Young Researcher Award competition. During the conference, organised by Imperial College London, I had the great pleasure to present the work of my now submitted PhD and introduce my methodology for particle breakage prediction in pharmaceutical agitated dryers.

An international forum is always an awaited event for me. It’s a unique occasion to discover ongoing projects in the world of research, fruits of years of work performing experiments, running simulations and analysing results. Having presented a few times at conferences, I’m aware of the time and energy it takes to prepare for such event and I’m grateful to the presenters for their efforts to share their discoveries and offer us this gift of knowledge.

After my talk, I had the opportunity to interact with researchers from both academia and industry and share thoughts on our projects. I’d like to thank them for their constructive feedback and ideas for potential applications of my predictive model combining experimental techniques, simulations and mathematical modelling.

Many thanks to the organising committee and sponsors for making this thrilling 2-days event happen and congratulate again the other prize winners at the competition. Thanks a lot to my supervisors Prof. Andrew Bayly, Prof. Frans Muller and Dr. Claire MacLeod for their wise and thoughtful supervision. I’m also grateful to EPSRC, the University of Leeds and AstraZeneca for having sponsored my work and giving me the wonderful chance to do PhD degree in the UK.

Talk at Crystallisation Day Symposium

I’m delighted to have given a talk on the Crystallisation Day Symposium at the University of Leeds this week. I have presented my work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at King’s College London on the continuous synthesis and precipitation of amorphous paracetamol.

During my talk, I’ve explained the advantages of continuous flow reactors for chemical reactions, especially in terms of product uniformity due to excellent mass and heat transfer, and depicted the method I’m using to obtain amorphous paracetamol from 4-aminophenol and acetic anhydride.

Having undertaken a PhD at the University of Leeds for the past 4.5 years, and currently waiting for my viva to be held next month face-to-face there, it felt like a wink of destiny to have my first conference as a post-doctoral researcher at that same University. Being back there felt like home, a feeling printed with nostalgy for my younger self, and I got thoughtful walking through those corridors as I was realising the number of times – thousands of times – I had been through them in my 5.5 years in Leeds. It was nice to see my former fellow colleagues of the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, and it was lovely receiving their encouragements for my coming PhD viva in June.

I’d like to thank the organisers of this event for their professionalism and making sure that we had a pleasant venue at the University of Leeds. I am thankful to the presenters how have given world class talks involving climate change, giant crystals, and many other topics showing that crystallisation is a key phenomenon on Earth. I’m grateful to the EPSRC Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN) for sponsoring my research and to Prof. Makatsoris and Prof. Frampton for their thoughful supervision.