Published: 15 May 2014

Dean leads University’s presence at World Congress of Particle Technology

Seven Surrey researchers will speak at the World Congress of Particle Technology 2014, demonstrating the University’s breadth of expertise in this important field.

With over 1,000 participants from academia and industry, from more than 40 countries across the globe, the World Congress of Particle Technology is the largest international conference devoted to particle and powder technology. The seventh Congress (WCPT7) will be held in Beijing from 19 to 22 May 2014.

Leading the team from Surrey, Professor Jonathan Seville, Dean of the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, will take to the floor on the opening day of WCPT7 to give a plenary talk on ‘Particle-particle contacts and their influence on system behaviour’.

The results of two European-funded Surrey projects in the particles field will also be presented at the Congress. The CSP2 project involves the concentration of solar power in particles, representing an exciting development in the field of sustainable energy,  while the recently-launched IPROCOM project focuses on ‘in silico’ process models for rolls compaction, aimed at improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes in a range of industries.

Surrey’s team of researchers consists of Professor Seville, Professor Chuan-Yu Wu, Dr Pablo García-Triñanes and Dr Chunlei Pei, and PhD students Jiecheng Yang, Simone Loreti and Serena Schiano.

Taking the theme of ‘New paradigm of particle science and technology’, the Congress will provide an excellent platform for Surrey to highlight its recent achievements in the particle science field. These span the fundamentals of particle science and engineering, particle processing technologies, characterization and measurement techniques and modeling and simulation of particle systems. Enabling innovative industrial processing techniques, particle science has impact across numerous industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to food to the energy sector.

Dr Pablo García-Triñanes declares, “I’m pleased to be able to participate as an invited speaker at the WCPT7, a meeting that marks a critical phase in my career. I am looking forward to making a valuable contribution and establishing strong links with other colleagues around the globe working in this fascinating field of research."

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