NICE group presents at AIChE 2016

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.


The NICE group will be actively participating in the event:


Monday, November 14, 2016


Lilian de Martín, Kaiqiao Wu and Marc-Olivier Coppens

The dual liquid-solid nature of fluidized granular matter and its influence on pattern formation


Justin Siefker, Margarita Krutyeva*, Ralf Biehl* and Marc-Olivier Coppens

*Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Jülich, Germany

Confinement Facilitated Protein-Protein Stacking: As Investigated By Neutron Scattering


Daniel Lepek* and Marc-Olivier Coppens

*Department of Chemical Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York, NY and 

Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering: A New Elective Course for Senior Undergraduate and Graduate Students


Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Silo Meoto and Marc-Olivier Coppens

Mesostructure and Pore Size Distribution of Mesoporous Silica / Anodic Alumina Hierarchical Membranes Tuned with Ethanol


Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Tobias P. Neville, Jason Cho, Panagiotis Trogadas, Marc-Olivier Coppens, Dan Brett and Jeffrey Marquis*

*Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Nature-Inspired Fractal Flow Field for PEM Fuel Cells


Michael M. Nigra, Nidhi Kapil and Marc-Olivier Coppens

Using Bound Organic Ligands to Direct Particle Size and Understand Catalytic Activity of Gold Nanoparticles


Ayomi S. Perera, Panagiotis Trogadas, Michael M. Nigra, Kaipei Qiu* and Marc-Olivier Coppens,

*Department of Chemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Synthesis of a Highly Active Hierarchically Ordered Micro-Meso Porous Titanosilicate Via Statistically Optimized Synthesis


Thursday, November 17, 2016


Michele Lynch, Michael M. Nigra and Marc-Olivier Coppens

Chaperonin-Inspired Enzyme Protection By Mesoporous Silica


Han Wu and Anthony West*

*Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Crystallisation of Pyroglutamic Acid: Jumping Crystals and Polymorphic Transformation

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.