Postgradute Research Conference

The next annual Chemical and Biological Postgraduate Graduate Conference will take place on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

CBE students in the ideas space

This interdisciplinary one-day conference aims to bring together postgraduate research students from chemical and biological engineering and related disciplines to present their research and ideas, meet other research students and develop contacts and presentation skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

The conference is aimed at research students of all levels and both seminar presentations and posters are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the best seminar and poster.

Dr Jagroop Pandhal Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor said;

"Last year's conference was a huge success - we are a research-led department and the core of this is our fantastic community of Postgraduate Research students."

"Our annual PGR Conference is a fantastic way to showcase PGR's research and share ideas, but also to demonstrate the vibrant community we have. Invitation to the seminars and post sessions is open to all."

Schedule Tuesday 18 June 





Welcome in the Ideas Space


Beth Johnston

Abitha Balashanmugam

John Howard

Chair: Lianne Jordan

Chair: Jake Entwistle

Chair: Maria Nares Rodriguez

Microwave Assisted Synthesis of High Nickel Content Cathodes for Higher Energy Density Lithium Ion Batteries

Green Silica for Carbon Capture

The Application of RNA Chemical Modifications to Modulate RNAi in Insects


Lianne Jordan

Jake Entwistle

Maria Nares Rodriguez

Chair: Beth Johnston

Chair: Abitha Balashanmugam

Chair: John Howard

Spectroscopic Studies for Organic-Based Artefacts from the Mary Rose


Using CRISPR/Cas9 Systems to Engineer Synechocystis for Biofuel Production


Break and Refreshments in the Ideas Space


James Bezzina

Jonathan Tew

Thomas Butler

Chair: Adam Canner

Chair: Edwin Pineda

Chair: You Shin Yoon

Towards the Extraction of Heavy Metals from Sewage Sludge by a Resin-In-Leach Process

A Mechanistic Study of Spherical Agglomeration: Bridging Liquid Optimisation

UK Cultivation of the Cell Chassis Phaeodactylum Tricornutum in a Phyco-Lift System for High Value Nutraceuticals


Thomas Robshaw

Francesco Bastianini

Muhammad Firdaus Hashim

Chair: James Bezzina

Chair: Jonathan Tew

Chair: Thomas Butler

Design and Execution of a Hydrometallurgical Waste Treatment System

Nanostructured Composite Hole Transport Layers for Perovskite Solar Cells

Sulfated Polysaccharide Enrichment in Microalgae: Assessment of Culture Conditions


Adam Canner

Edwin Pineda

You Shin Yoon

Chair: Thomas Robshaw

Chair: Francesco Bastianini

Chair: Muhammad Firdaus Hashim

Better Than PUREX: Towards the Sustainable Extraction of Uranium from Spent Nuclear Fuel Liquors With Amide-Based Ligands


A Study of Lithium-Graphite Half Cell at Low Temperature


Poster Session and Lunch in the Ideas Space


Oscar Swindley

Yan Zhou

Katy Armstrong

Chair: Emilio Pliego Garcia

Chair: Wahyunanto Nugroho

Chair: Denis Cumming

Modulation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Folding and Assembly Processes for Protein Specific CHO Cell Engineering

Online Monitoring of Powder Mixing

Integrating LCA and TEA for Analysis of CCU Processes


William Morgan-Evans

Feng Li

Jennifer Rossell

Chair: Oscar Swindley

Chair: Yan Zhou

Chair: Edward Rackley

Integrated Cell & Bioprocess Engineering for Rapid and Continuous Production of Biopharmaceuticals

Fluidized Bed: Particle Temperature Measurement Using a Thermal Camera

Model Electrodes for Understanding Solid Oxide Cell Reactions


Emilio Pliego Garcia

Wahyunanto Nugroho

Edward Rackley

Chair: William Morgan-Evans

Chair: Feng Li

Chair: Jennifer Rossell

Untargeted Metabolomics Analysis of an Unhopped Ale Beer

Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste: Effect of Exogenous CO2 and Leachate in the Digestion Performance

Enhancement of SOFC Anodes Using Drying Atmospheres


Close and Prize Giving in the Ideas Space