The Royal Society of Chemistry's Formulation Science and Technology Group's (RSC FSTG) Conference at the University of Birmingham, Department of Chemical Engineering.
This one day conference focused on the importance of processing on Formulation performance as illustrated by a number of examples across business areas exemplified by food and pharma. It will highlighted importance of process control coupled to analytics in areas such as pharmaceutical granulation processes, in control of product microstructure, how structures form and respond to changes in process conditions depending on local conditions and contrast the challenges of characterising the conditions within batch and short-residence time/well defined devices including microfluidic devices and hear examples of how process can affect the functionality and performance of formulation components.
This conference was held at The University of Birmingham, Department of Chemical Engineering. This world-leading Centre for Formulation Engineering has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is the second time that the University has received the Queen's Anniversary Prize, which is perhaps the most prestigious honour that can be awarded to UK universities or colleges. This award recognises the Department’s pioneering research in micro-structured materials and outstanding track record in collaborative research and training with UK and multinational companies involved in process engineering.
|9.30-10.00||Registration and coffee|
|10.00||Welcome and Introduction|
|Richard Greenwood, Birmingham University|
|10.05||Controlling Product Microstructure|
|Peter Graham, Unilever|
|10.50||Physical modification of hydrocolloids for new functionality|
|John Mitchell, Biopolymer Solutions|
|11.30||The role of the baking process in the formation of wafer structure|
|Ramana Sundara, Nestle, UK|
|12.15||Sustainable Manufacturing for the Process Industry: a competition for feasibility and collaborative R&D funding|
|Darren Ragheb, Chemistry Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network|
|12.30||Lunch, networking with Birmingham University Dept staff and tours of facilities|
|13.30||Formulation engineering of "Pickering Emulsions" - Novel functionalities and potential applications|
|Tom Mills and Fotios Spyropoulos, Birmingham University, UK|
|14.15||Particles ‘R’ Us – SCF engineering solution for product performance|
|Lyn Daintree, CrystecPharma, UK|
|15.00||Effects of sugar on mixed biopolymer systems|
|Asja Portsch, Birmingham University, UK|
|15.25||Processing of nano emulsions|
|Laura Lee, Birmingham University, UK|
|Tea and Coffee|