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Leeds Centre for Crystallization Annual Meeting

Wednesday 10 September 2014
The Annual Meeting of the Leeds Centre for Crystallization will take place in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Lia Addadi from the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, and Prof Daan Frankel from the University of Cambridge.

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Institute of Particle Science and Engineering (IPSE) PhD Student Seminar Programme
4.00 pm, LectureTheatre B, Engineering Building

1st Semester Programme 2013/14

Wednesday 16 October 2013
Crystallisation Induced  Asymmetric Transformation(CIAT) of chiral amines using Iridium based racemisation catalysts

Wednesday 11 December 2013
Surface chemistry characterisation of microcrystalline particles by combined technique of single X-Ray Micro-diffraction (XMD) & Tomography (XMT)

Wednesday 8 January, 2014
Crystallisation-induced asymmetric transformation using racemisation catalysts

For further information contact Olivier Cayre

How Can Nanometre Scale Understanding Contribute to Solving Some of Society’s Big Challenges?

Friday 11 October, 3.00 pm
School of Earth and Environment Seminar Room

Professor Susan Stipp
NanoGeoScience Research Group
University of Copenhagen

The industrial age and the electronic age have increased society’s standard of living but they have also increased our rate of converting resources to waste. Society is unwilling to reduce energy consumption if it means decreased living standards and will not pay increased energy costs for wind and solar power so we need a secure supply of hydrocarbons until more sustainable forms can reach technical and economic feasibility.

Resources and waste are certainly grand challenges. Technology has also given us instruments that allow us to see at the nanometer scale. Now we can watch as molecules react, offering enormous potential for gaining insight into how nature works – and clues for solving some of our problems. The processes that remove contaminants from soil, oil molecules from reservoirs and that control how our bodies produce bones and teeth are the same. 

By gaining new understanding of nature’s secrets, about how fluids interact with natural materials, we can help solve some of these challenges.


Back to the Future: A Particle's Tale
Wednesday 2 October, 2.00 pm
Lecture Theatre B
Houldsworth Coffee Bar
Engineering Building

Part of the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering's Frontiers Seminar Series, 2013. There will be a buffet lunch provided from 1.30 pm on a first come first served basis, in Room 2.11 on the second floor of the Engineering Building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Presenter: Jon-Paul Sherlock, Director
Product Development UK/US

The Pharmaceutical Industry is changing. As might be expected for a highly regulated industry with patient safety at its core, this is not a rapid process. However, progress in the last decade has been significant. Whilst largely a consequence of a commercial environment that is more challenging than at any time in the history of the industry, a changed regulatory paradigm coupled with a collaborative focus on the technical challenges that need to be addressed have provided further impetus. An improved understanding of particles; their formation, characterisation, how we engineer properties and how they interact with their environment is essential for future progression. This seminar will explain the development and commercialisation of a medicine from the perspective of a particle, what the future may hold and how 21st century supply chains may in reality be a journey back to the future.

Wednesday 26 June, 2.00 pm
School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre B (2.17)

The inaugural seminar of the Leeds Centre for Crystallization.

"What's going on when a crystal forms from solution? In this talk I will look at how our past understanding of the nucleation of crystals, from Ostwald to Volmer and beyond, owes much to a largely unspoken coalition between mathematics and crystallography. A look at current developments will show how new experimental results are challenging this status quo."

Professor Roger Davey
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences
University of Manchester
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