Group News

 

Sep 2018

SPEL welcomes two new PhD members Paola A. Sáenz Cavazos and Sean McIntyre as well as a new Post-Doc Dr. Chao Yuan. 

Sep 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Naima Ali for successfully completing her PhD.

May 2018

Congratualations to Daryl Williams for being awarding the title of professorship by Imperial College London.

15 February 2018

Dr. Sarah Hedberg and Dr. Daryl Williams have published an article: 'Mapping the mAb Aggregation Propensity Using Self-Interaction Chromatography as a Screening Tool" in Analytical Chemistry. (DOI)

1 February 2018

Arnold Duralliu, Dr. Paul Matejtschuk and Dr. Daryl Williams have published an article: 'Humidity induced collapse in freeze dried cakes: A direct visualization study using DVS" in European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. (DOI)

1 December 2017

Spel group celebrates thier annual christmas dinner at RAF Picadilly Club. 

23 November 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sihe Wang for succesfully defending his PhD thesis. Good luck to his future endeavour.

23 November 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Palmer for succesfully defending his PhD thesis. He has transitioned into a Research Asccoiate position at Imperial College London.

1 October 2017

Welcome to Elwin Hunter Sellars, Jona Ramadani, Susannah Molisso and Fatemeh Alemi starting their PhD at Spel group. 

27 September 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Karolina Biegaj for succesfully defending her PhD thesis.  Good luck to her future endeavour.

23 August 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Hedberg for succesfully defending her PhD thesis: "Predicting and controlling aggregation for mAbs during Bioprocessing". She has transitioned into a Research Asccoiate position at Imperial College London.

15 June 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Clarence Chumf or succesfully defending her PhD thesis on Protein Crytallisation. Good luck to her future endeavour.

1 October 2016

Welcome to Dilip Sehi starting his PhD at Spel Group.

1 Novemeber 2015

Welcome to Arnold Durraliu starting his PhD in Stability of Freeze-dried Biologics.

1 October 2015

Welcome to Mark-Antonin Isbel starting his PhD in Investigating interfacial phenomena with the Quartz Crystal Microbalance.

16 September 2015

Congratulations Dr. Kyra Campbell for being awarded the Dorothy Hodgin Fellowship for her research on "Understanding Corrosion with In situ Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy".

15 August 2015

Sarah Hedberg, Dr. Jerry Heng and Dr. Daryl Williams have published an article: 'Self-Interaction Chromatography of mAbs: Accurate Measurement of Dead Volumes" in Pharmaceutical Research. (Author Web Link)

10 August 2015

Dr. Daryl Williams has published an article: 'The second virial coefficient as a predictor of protein aggregation propensity: A self-interaction chromatography study" in European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics.

10 August 2015

Dr. Jerry Heng and Dr. Daryl Williams have published an article: 'Preparation and Characterisation of 3D Nanotemplates for Protein Crystallisation" in Powder Technology, Vol: 282, Pages, 10-18, ISSN: 0032-5910. (Author Web Link)

7 August 2015

Congratulations to Niklas Henning Jahn on his successful defence for his doctoral thesis on "Hydration Phenomena in Concentrated Protein Solutions". His research was sponsored by BBSRC and Procter and Gamble. Good luck to his future endeavour.

6 August 2015

Congratulations to Sabiyah Ahmed who has successfully passed her Early Stage Assessment for her PhD research on 'Monoclonal Antibodies Crystallisation'.

17 July 2015

Dr. Jerry Heng has published an article: 'Establishing template-induced polymorphic domains for API crystallisation: the case of carbamazepine" in CrystEngComm, Vol: 17, Pages, 6384-6392.

14 July 2015

Dr. Daryl Williams has delivered a talk at Crossroads of Particle Science and Technology Forum, University of Leeds entitled 'Water Vapour Sorption in Amorphous Protein Powders".

14 July 2015

Eftychios Hadjittofis has delivered a talk at Crossroads of Particle Science and Technology Forum, University of Leeds entitled 'Towards Accurate Predictions of Surface Heterogeneity: Phase Transitions on the Surface of Energetically Anisotropic Crystalline Materials".

14 July 2015

Roland Ngeow has delivered a talk at Crossroads of Particle Science and Technology Forum, University of Leeds entitled 'The Surface Free Energies of Silanised Silica Particle and Their Influence on Mechanical Properties in sSBR/BR Compounds".

30 June 2015

Dr. Daryl Williams has published an article: 'Separation of Transition Metals and Chelated Complexes in Wastewaters' in Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, Vol: 34, 3, Pages, 761-783, ISSN: 1944-7442 . (Author Web Link)

31 May 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Jerry Heng for publication of an article: 'Heterogeneous Nucleants for Crystallogenesis and Bioseparation' in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Vol: 8, Pages, 69-75, ISSN: 2211-3398. (DOI)

27 May 2015

Congratulations to Eftychios, who has successfully passed his Early Stage Assessment for his PhD research on 'Surface Characterisation of Organic Solids'.

11 May 2015

Congratulations to Robert Smith on his successful defence for his doctoral thesis on 'Surface Energy Heterogeneity Mapping of Pharmaceutical Solids by Inverse Gas Chromatography'. Good luck to his future endeavour.

8 May 2015

Congratulations to Yan Wang on his successful defence for his doctoral thesis on 'Novel Synthetic Calcium Oxide Based Sorbent for Carbon Dioxide Capture'. Good luck to his future endeavour.

31 March 2015

Dr. Jerry Heng has published an article: 'A Simple Method for Preparing Super-Hydrophobic Powder from Paper Sludge Ash” in Materials Letters, Vol: 142, Pages, 80-83, ISSN: 0167-577X. (Author Web Link)

31 Jan 2014

Dr. Jerry Heng has published an article: 'Decoupling the Contribution of Surface Energy and Surface Area on the Cohesion of Pharmaceutical Powders' in Pharmaceutical Research, Vol: 32, 1, Pages, 248-259, ISSN: 0724-8741. (Author Web Link)

17 November 2014

Dr. Daryl Williams has delivered a talk at the AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting entitled 'Experimental Measurement of the Cohesiveness of Fine Pharmaceutical Powders” and "Developing a New Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum".

17 November 2014

Niklas Henning Jahn has delivered a talk at the AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting entitled 'Modeling Concentrated Protein Solutions - from Flory-Huggins Solution Theory to Modern Equation-of-State Based Approaches'.

17 November 2014

Sarah Hedberg has delivered a poster presentat ion at the AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting entitled 'Self-Interaction Chromatography (SIC) of mAbs: New Methods for Estimating the Dead Volume in SIC and Using SIC to Predict mAb Stability".

10 November 2014

Welcome Sabiyah Ahmed to SPEL group as PhD student for research on 'Crystallisation of mAbs for Downstream Purification and Separation', funded by EPSRC and Fuji Biofilm.

30 October 2014

Congratulations to Sharmila Devi a nd Dr. Daryl R. Williams for publication of an article: 'Density dependen t mechanical properties and structures of a freeze dried biopharmaceutical excipient - Sucrose' in European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Vol: 88, ISSN: 0939-6411. (DOI)

30 October 2014

Congratulations to Karolina, who has successfully passed her Early Stage Assessment for her PhD research on pharmaceutical nanopowders.

1 October 2014

Dr. Andy Wang has joined our group as a Research Associate for 8 months funded by BMS for research on 'Understanding the Effects of Surface Properties on Adhesion'.

30 September 2014

Congratulation to Dr Jerry Heng for publication of an article: "A surface coating method to modify tracers for positron emission particletracking (PEPT) measurements of froth flotation” is published in Powder Technology Vol: 263, Pages: 26-30, ISSN: 0032-5910. (DOI)

25 September 2014

Congratulations to Sharmila on her successful defence for her doctoral thesis on 'Mechanical Characterisation of Freeze-Dried Biopharmaceuticals'. Good luck to her future endeavour.

19 June 2014

Congratulations to Robert R. Smith, Dr. Daryl R. Williams and Dr. Jerry Y. Y. Heng for publication of an article: 'A New Method to Determine Dispersive Surface Energy Site Distribution by Inverse Gas Chromatography” in Journal of Langmuir, American Chemical Society, Vol: 30, Pages: 8029-8035, ISSN: 0743-7463 (DOI).This rese arch was done in collaboration with Surface Measurement Systems Ltd., United States.