Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens to present a plenary talk at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology
17 April 2018
Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens, Dr Victor Francia and Kaiqiao Wu from the Centre of Nature Inspired Engineering will present at the upcoming 8th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT), being held in Orlando, USA from 22-26 April and is in conjunction with the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting & 14th Global Congress on Process Safety.
The conference is held once every 4 years to stimulate discussions at the forefront of research in particle science and technology.
At the event, Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens will present a plenary talk on, 'Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering - a Pathway to Innovation in Particle Technology'. The presentation will illustrate the thematic, mechanistic approach underpinning nature-inspired chemical engineering (NICE) and then apply it to timely problems in particle technology.
Prof Coppens will also present an educational workshop with Prof Daniel Lepek from The Cooper Union on Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering (NICE) applications in particle technology.
Together they will discuss the NICE methodology and the development of a NICE course for senior undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.
During a session titled, 'Fundamentals of Fluidization I', CNIE members Victor Francia and Kaiqiao Wu will also give talks on:
- Structured Flow in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds: Particle Clustering and Bubble Self-Organisation
- Structured Flow of Bubbles in Pulsed Fluidized Beds: Pattern Stabilization and Propagation