NICE group participates in ChemEngDayUK 2016

The NICE group has participated in ChemEngDayUK 2016: Towards a sustainable future (31 March - 1 April 2016), which welcomed leading UK Chemical Engineering academics, industry partners and international guests, to discuss developments and innovations towards a more sustainable future. The conference was held at the University of Bath. The full programme can be seen here.


Prof. Coppens chaired the session ‘Reactions and Catalysis Engineering’. PhD students Michele Lynch, Justin Siefker, and Haiyue Yu presented posters on their research. Michele Lynch also participated in the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, and was awarded the 3rd place prize.


This conference brings together researchers, engineers and scientists from around the UK to explore the latest technological advances and research results in core areas of chemical engineering. Through a combination of a distinguished plenary speaker, parallel technical sessions with invited talks by leading experts from academia and industry, and interactive poster sessions, participants showcase their research efforts and technologies, and share visions with researchers in the UK.

She will use ARCHER supercomputer for 6 months to study behavior of biomolecules confined in ordered amorphous silica through all-atom molecular dynamic simulations with explicit water and counter-ions.The simulations will provide a better understanding of the interplay between the adsorbed proteins and mesoporous materials which is necessary to improve drug delivery systems by improving stability and controlled release of the active drug at the site of interest.