Published: 20 May 2014

IPROCOM fellows spoke at the seventh World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT7)

PROCOM fellows, Miss Serena Schiano and Mr. Simone Loreti, attended WCPT7 taken place in Beijing, China on 19 - 22 May 2014. They gave an oral presentation each on “The impact of roll compaction on mechanical properties of pharmaceutical powders” and “DEM modeling of fragmentation of pharmaceutical ribbons during impact”, respectively.

World Congress on Particle Technology takes place every four years. This is the 7th congress in this series, and the theme of WCPT is New paradigm of particle science and technology. WCPT7 provided a good platform to stimulate discussions on the forefront research in particle science and technology. WCPT7 attracted 1,256 participants from 44 countries. The conference programme included over 1,000 oral and poster presentations.

Miss Serena Schiano commented: “This is my first international conference experience that is useful to improve my transferable skills, such as oral presentation, personal introduction, communication and interaction with experts from different fields, working in companies, universities and research institutes. Also attending presentations followed by questions and discussions with the speakers was very useful for acquiring a deeper knowledge of different fields and new techniques. Besides Beijing is a city “full of history”, the conference also made it possible for me to visit some very interesting and nice places including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and to learn about the history of the Chinese culture.”

Read Serena’s report (PDF).

Serena presenting

“The conference has been an important experience of my professional training, a great opportunity to embark on research world, focusing on the emerging trends in the research on particle technology, and to improve our communication skills. It is also worth noting that interactions with other researchers were very useful to receive feedback and comments on my research, and to obtain new ideas from other oral presentations and plenary talks.” Said Mr. Simone Loreti.

Read Simone's report (PDF).

Simone presenting

Serena and Simone attended WCPT7 together with other IPROCOM members, including Prof. Chuan-Yu Wu and Dr. Chunlei Pei (UoS, Surrey), Drs Michele Marigo (JM, UK) and Olivier Lecoq (EM, Albi, France).

Share what you've read?