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PIG News: October 2014

Welcome to the inaugural PIG newsletter!

Welcome to the Group

This month it is our pleasure to welcome the following new members of the group:

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Tobechi Okoroafor (a new PhD student working for Sharon)

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Jonathan Harris (a new PhD student working for Anh)

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Laura Diaz Silvarrey (a new PhD student working for Anh)

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Lorenzo Turetta (a visiting student working for Kamelia)

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Safaa Ahmed (a PhD student working for Adam)

 

Congratulations...

To Dr Somaieh Mohammadi on passing her PhD viva and on her new post-doc position in the group. Well done!

PIG conference attendance

SET 2014 (Geneva)

Professor David Reay and Ahmad Mustaffar attended the SET conference in August, giving the following oral presentations:

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"The role of process intensification in improving the energy efficiency of power generation" by David A. Reay (Key Note address)

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"Thermal energy storage - the role of the heat pipe in performance enhancement" by David A. Reay

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"A novel method for enhancing phase change material performance using expanded metal mesh: a simulation study" by Ahmad Mustaffar, Adam P. Harvey and David A. Reay

Conference abstracts are available upon request.

               

CHISA 2014 (Prague)

Dr Valentine Eze and Richard Abernethy attended the CHISA conference in September, giving the following oral presentations:

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"Two-stage catalytic conversions of triglycerides in methyl esters and solketal: A novel biodiesel process" by Valentine C. Eze, Anh N. Phan and Adam P. Harvey

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"Continuous cooling crystallization of l-glutamic acid in a meso-scale oscillatory baffled reactor" by Richard Abernethy, Anh N. Phan and Adam P. Harvey

Conference abstracts are available upon request.

13th International Conference on Microreaction Technology (Budapest)

Dr Vladimir Zivkovic attended the 13th IMRET in June, giving the following oral presentation:

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"Experimental study of efficient mixing in micro-fluidized bed"

WCPT 7 (Beijing)

Dr Vladimir Zivkovic attended the 7th World Congress on Particle Technology in May, giving the following invited oral presentation:

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"Fundamentals of liquid-solid fluidized bed" (Invited presentation)

   

NSF Workshop on Process Intensification (Washington DC)

Prof Adam Harvey gave an invited presentation entitled "Process Intensification" at the NSF Workshop on Process Intensification, Washington DC, 30th September-1st October 2014.

 

 

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