You can get up to speed with the aims and the background of the projects by clicking on "grant" to read the proposal and to see the slides form Future Formulation I and Future Formulation II so that we will have the most productive discussions on 23rd June.

Draft programme (Timings subject to change)

10:00 Welcome 

10:15 Dr Jin Sun - University of Edinburgh - Estabilishing principles for formulation and processing of high-solids-content dispersions of complex compositions in complex flowsEdinburgh grant , Strathclyde grant

10:45 Prof Csaba Sinka - University of Leicester - Virtual Formulation Laboratory for prediction and optimisation of manufacturability of advanced solids based formulations grant

11:15 Professor Andrew Bayly- University of Leeds - Evaporative Drying of Droplets and the Formation of Micro-structured and Functional Particles and Films grant 

11:45 Professor Paul Dalby - UCL & Dr Robin Curtis - The University of Manchester - Enabling rapid liquid and freeze-dried formulation design for the manufacture and delivery of novel biopharmaceuticals Manchester grant UCL grant

12:15 Dr Stephanie Williams, UKRI-EPRC- Update from EPSRC and UKRI to include future funding opportunities and capturing impact from Future Formulation grants.

12:30 Prof Csaba Sinka - University of Leicester - A special issue of ChERD - Future Formulation

12:35 Lunch Break

13:30 Poster Session (3 min elevator pitch)

14:30 Professor Darragh Murnane - The University of Hertfordshire - INFORM 2020: Deconstructiing the Role of Powder Agglomerates in Inhaled Powders grant

15:00 Professor Ricky Wildman - University of Nottingham - Formulation for 3D printing  grant  

15:30 Professor Panagiota Angeli - University College London - CORAL - Viscoelastic effects during processing of complex fluids grant

16:00 Finish and Close


  • Predictive formulation of high-solid-content complex dispersions. Lewis Mchale, University of Edinburgh.
  • On measuring the specific surface area of inhalation-grade lactose powders. Dr Ioanni Danal Styliari,  University of Hertfordshire.
  • Experimental and numerical analysis of the flow properties of different lactose grades. Xizhong Chen* and James Elliot, University of Cambridge.
  • A digital approach from crystallographic structure to particle attributes for predicting the formulation properties of inhalation pharmaceuticals. Thai T.H. Nguyen, University of Leeds. 
  • Molecular modelling metered dose inhaler suspension formulations. Vivian Walter Barron, University of Leeds.
  • X-ray microscopy for inhalation formulations. Parmesh Gajjar, The University of Manchester.
  • A 3D printed polymeric drug-eluting implant.  Athina Liaskoni, University of Nottingham.
  • Wetting and drying of aqueous droplets with non-ionic surfactants CnEm. Jing Shi, Lisong Yang, Colin Bain, University of Durham. 
  • Single droplet dryng kinetics abd particle formulation from aerocollodial suspension microdroplets. J. Archer*, J. S. Walker, F. K. A. Gregson, D. A. Hardy and J. P. Reid. University of Bristol.
  • Formulation for 3D printing: Creating a plug and play platform for a disruptive UK industry.  Marica Malenica, University of Nottingham.
  • Supercharging Proteins with Small Polyvalent Anions to Offset Aggregation. Jordan W. Bye, Kiah Murray and Robin A. Curtis.  The University of Manchester.
  • Surface free eneregy in molecular dynamics and cleaving for molecule crystals. Nicodemo Di Pasquale.  University of Leicester.