Chemical Engineering postdoc symposium

Symposium

Information regarding the 2018 symposium will be posted on this page at a later date.

Past symposia

2017 postdoc symposium

The symposium took place on 27 April 2017 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Lecture Theatre 1 and the SCR. 

Keynote presentation by Professor Nilay Shah, Head of Department.

Download the Postdoc Symposium 2017 Programme and Abstracts (.pdf)

Programme 

09:30–10:00

Keynote presentation: Professor Nilay Shah, Head of Department

10:00–10:20

Piers Gaffney

Liquid Phase Oligonucleotide Synthesis with Membrane Separation for Efficient Large Scale Manufacturing

10:20–10:40

Michael Dallaston

The dynamic formation of iterated structures in thin films

10:40–11:00

Lisa Joss

Measuring gas adsorption isotherms in three dimensions by X-ray computed tomography

11:00–11:15

Coffee break

 

11:15–11:35

Carlos Pozo

Cooperation and full transparency for climate change mitigation

11:35–11:55

Konstantinos Christoforidis

Combined CO2 Capture and Photocatalytic Conversion using advanced materials

11:55–12:15

Aiman Alam Nazki

From basic enzymatic building blocks to bacterial signalling pathways: a systematic elucidation of spatial regulation and compartmentalization of biochemical pathways

12:15–12:20

Presentation of Sir William Wakeham awards

12:20–12:40

Petr Yatsyshin

Computational statistical mechanical framework for soft condensed matter. Mean-field description of wetting at the nanoscale

12:40 – 13:00

Robert Woodward

Hierarchically porous carbon foams via emulsion-templated polymers

Organising committee

Postdocs: Alex Brogan, Peter Yatsyshin

Academics: George Jackson, Cleo Kontoravdi

Support staff: Geneviève Timmins, Nathalie Simpson

2016 postdoc symposium

The symposium took place on 18 April 2016 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Lecture Theatre 1 and the SCR. 

Read a write up of the event: The 2016 Chemical Engineering postdoc symposium.

Keynote lecture by Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator, "How on Earth did I get here?".

Download the symposium programme and abstract book.

Schedule:

12:00–13:00 Lunch and Poster session in departmental senior common room
13:10–13:50 Keynote lecture: Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator, Imperial College London
How on Earth did I get here?
13:50–14:10 Susie Sou
Understanding the impact of mild hypothermia on monoclonal antibody glycosylation in CHO cell cultures through experimental and computational analyses
14:10–14:30 Benjamin Aymard
Multiphase flows in confinement with complex geometry
14:30–14:50 Paul Balcombe
Determining the distribution of natural gas supply chain emissions
14:50–15:10  Break
15:10–15:30 Matthew Hennessey
Instability-driven 3D patterning of deformable polymer networks
15:30–15:50 Anna Hankin
Design and development of photo-electrochemical reactors for hydrogen production with solar energy
15:50–16:10 Lyes Kahouadji
The code BLUE: massively parallel direct numerical simulation of three-dimensional multi-phase flows
16:10–16:30 Sir William Wakeham Award Winner: Patrizia Marchetti
Molecular separation with organic solvent nanofiltration: membrane characterisation and process prediction
16:30–16:50 Sir William Wakeham Award WinnerAgi Brandt-Talbot
Turning trees into chemicals using ionic liquids
16:50–17:00 Closing remarks and prizes
17:00–19:00 Wine reception in the SCR
Summary of the table's contents

Organising Committee

Academics: Cleo Kontoravdi, George Jackson
Postdocs: Yoli Sanchez-Vicente, Alex Brogan, Peter Yatsyshin, Mihaela Stevar, Ju Zhu
Support staff: Zoe Townsend, Michael Panagopulos

2015 postdoc symposium

The 2015 Imperial College London, Department of Chemical Engineering Postdoc Symposium was held at the Department on 23 September 2015. Read a write-up with photos from the event. 

Programme

Download the symposium Programme and abstract book 
 
Keynote speaker: Pinky Dua, Senior Director and Head of Clinical Pharmacology, Pfizer
Talk title: Modelling and simulation in drug discovery and development
 
 
Schedule
  
12:00–13:30 Lunch and Poster session in Level 3 Design Rooms
13:30 Keynote lecture: Pinky Dua, Senior Director and Head of Clinical Pharmacology, Pfizer
Modelling and simulation in drug discovery and development
14:10 Lisa Kleiminger
Closing the renewable energy gap – energy storage employing solid oxide electrolysers
14:30 Santanu Karan
Sub–10 nm polyamide nanofilms with ultrafast solvent transport for molecular separation
14:50 Alessandra Vitale
Coupling frontal photopolymerization and surface instabilities for a novel 3D patterning process
15:10 Break
15:30 Qilei Song
Molecularly designed functional nanomaterials for energy and sustainability 
15:50 Angelo Pomella
Understanding cell rupture mechanisms in ultrasonication for bioprocessing applications
16:10 Alex Brogan
Protein-polymer surfactant nanoconstructs for increased solubility and thermal stability in ionic liquids
16:30 Sir William Wakeham Award lecture: James Kimber
ATR-FTIR Spectroscopic imaging of dynamic processes
16:55 Closing remarks & prizes
17:00–18:00 Informal drinks in the SCR

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Academics: Cleo Kontoravdi, George Jackson
Postdoc representatives: Yoli Sanchez-Vicente, Maria Jimenez Solomon, Peter Yatsyshin
Support staff: Zoe Townsend, Michael Panagopulos

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