Featured Content: Congratulations to Levente and Peter for their recent poster award at NAMS!

Congratulations to Levente Cseri and Peter Kisszekelyi for their recent poster awards at NAMS 2020 – Engineering Membrane Materials, Processes and Applications, 18-21 May 2020. Levente presented his work on graphene oxide nanocomposite anion exchange membranes for improved electrodialysis, and won the 3rd prize for his poster at the Materials session. His article on this topic was also featured on the front cover of JMCA. Peter presented his work on cinchona-decorated cyclodextrin organocatalyst for asymmetric synthesis in a continuous-flow membrane reactor, which he published in the Journal of Catalysis. He won the 2nd prize for his poster at the Processes session.

Levente poster award

Peter poster award

Featured Content: Congratulations to Rob for his recent Award!

Congratulations to Robert McNair for his recent award on commercialisation of research. He recently took part in a Commercialisation of Research (CoRe) course, which is undertaken by 3rd year students on the Graphene NOWNANO CDT course (UoM). The course aimed to educate students on the business and enterprise side of academic research. Across the 12 week course, topics were covered such as, marketing and market research, starting a business, intellectual property (IP) and preparing pitches to investors. As part of the course, Rob was awarded a cash prize for the Best Marketing Assessment. This involved creating a relevant enterprise, identifying customers, researching competitors and creating a product with key differentiators to existing technologies. Rob’s enterprise, SolarPure, was focused on generating clean water using renewable resources (solar energy), specifically targeting developing countries. The course was extremely useful and gave all participants a good insight into the rewards and challenges of commercializing research!

Rob McNair award

Featured Content: Front cover for ACS-SCE

Check out our new article on process intensification via continuous and simultaneous isolation of antioxidants as an upcycling approach for olive leaf waste featured on the front cover of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal by ACS. The work was done in collaboration with Prof Drioli from ITM-CNR, and Dr Fonte from Manchester.

 

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

For the illustration the credit goes to Xavier Pita scientific illustrator at KAUST.

Featured Content: Book Release

Edited by Andrew Livingston and Gyorgy Szekely, the book titled Sustainable Nanoscale Engineering: From Materials Design to Chemical Processing has recently been published. The book presents the latest on the design of nanoscale materials and their applications in sustainable chemical production processes. The newest achievements of materials science, in particular nanomaterials, opened new opportunities for chemical engineers to design more efficient, safe, compact and environmentally benign processes.