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Imperial scientist awarded McBain Medal 2020


Dr Jerry Heng

Dr Jerry Heng, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Jerry Heng has been awarded the McBain Medal in recognition of his contribution to colloid and interface science.

The McBain Medal is awarded annually by the Joint Colloids Group, a collaboration between the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The medal recognises early career researchers and technologists who have made a significant contribution to Colloid and Interface Science within 15 years after completion of postgraduate study.

Dr Jerry Heng is a Reader in Particle Technology in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and Associate Director of the Institute of Molecular Science and Engineering MRes in Molecular Science and Engineering.

He joined the Department in 2002 to commence his PhD, completing it in 2006 with a thesis on “Anisotropic Surface Properties of Crystalline Pharmaceutical Solids”. Dr Heng became a Research Associate in 2006, taking up a lectureship in 2007, with promotions to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and a Readership in 2017. He has been an EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Early Career Fellow since 2016 and on the editorial boards of Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Particuology, and the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A.

"I am honoured to have received this recognition." Dr Jerry Heng Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Heng’s research focuses on understanding the surface properties crystalline solids, useful to predict powder manufacturability, formulation and performance. His team has developed approaches for template induced nucleation control and polymorphic selection including scaling-up of crystallisation for downstream bioseparation for biopharmaceuticals. 

Commenting on his award Dr Heng said: "I am honoured to have received this recognition. I would like to acknowledge academic and industrial collaborators, particularly our excellent team of researchers both past and present here at Imperial I’ve been fortunate to work with."



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