11th UK Particle Technology Forum 2012
"Formulating with Particles"
4th- 5th April, 2012
The Particle Technology Forum was devised in the mid-1990s as an informal national UK conference to bring together researchers, and especially young researchers, active in all aspects of particle technology in the UK. The UK is a world leader in particle technology, in disciplines ranging from physics and chemistry to chemical engineering, and the forum was established to support the momentum in this area and promote networking between different research groups, students and industry. The primary supporters of the forum are the IChemE Particle Technology Subject Group and the RSC Particle Characterisation Interest Group.
The forum is an event hosted by a university department, normally Chemical Engineering, in rotation. The last forum, in 2009, was held at Birmingham The forum is operated on a break-even basis, with the emphasis being on keeping costs down to encourage attendance by young researchers.
For this Forum, the theme is: Formulating with Particles, but contributions from students are welcomed on all aspects of Particle Technology. The invited speakers are all experts in both Particle Technology and Formulation, either producing consumer products or characterising the optically opaque material in the formulated particulate product. In addition, there is a speaker who will present a talk on funding for projects and the networks that exist to facilitate this (Technology Strategy Board, Chemistry Innovation, etc.).
Conference registration is now open, please register at The IChemE.
Registration location and times:
The best map to find us with is the one for the Chemical Engineering Departmentat Loughborough University
The registration desk will be in the foyer of the department and it opens at 10:30, closes at 11 o'clock on the 4th April.
The final timetable for the event is available here.
Registration is now open
The IChemE are handling registrations for the event. The fees are (inc VAT):
Member rate (Particle Technology SIG and/or RSC members)
Industrial - £190.00
Academic - £130.00
Student – £90.00
Non member rate
Industrial - £220.00
Academic - £160.00
Student – £120.00
The above fees do not include accommodation, which is available at Burleigh Court Hotel & Conference Centre, on the campus of Loughborough University. A limited number of rooms have been reserved, first come first served, at a cost of less than £60 per room (with en-suite and breakfast included). Please mention that you are attending The UK Particle Technology Forum when making your reservation, and that you wish to stay in Burleigh Court Lodge. Other accommodation is available in Loughborough.
Young Researcher Award and Poster Competition candidates announced
Young Researcher Award
The Young Researcher Award is presented to the best oral presentation made at the Forum and has the value of £400. It is sponsored for this Forum by The Brian Scarlett Memorial Fund. This is particularly poignant for this Forum, as Brian was a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Loughborough, before moving to become Professor of Particle Technology at Delft University in The Netherlands.
Another award to be presented at the meeting is for the 'Best Poster'. This will be an award of £250 and a limited number of participants will have the option of making a 5 minute elevator pitch during the Forum, as well as displaying their poster for the duration of the event.
PTSG of IChemE and PCIG of Royal Society of Chemistry
The IChemE Particle Technology Subject Group and The Particle Characterisation Interest Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and pleased to announce their collaboration to host the 11th UK Particle Technology Forum in 2012 to be hosted at Loughborough University.
The provisional conference programme for the 11th UK Particle Technology Forum will be announced in February 2012. We are pleased to be able to bring you an excellent line-up of invited speakers, together with presentations by young researchers and many posters.
Deadline for Abstracts
Abstracts are invited for the 11th UK Particle Technolgy Forum until Monday 16th January 2012, after which the papers for oral presentation and posters will be selected.
Guest Speakers Announced
The organising committee are delighted to announce the programme of speakers for this year's UK Particle Technology Forum.
Company Stand Package Announced
The PTF11 conference organisers have created a Company Stand Package for the conference, priced at £500.
Support for the Particle Technology Forum has so far been confirmed from the following bodies:
If you are interested in participating or supporting PTF11, please contact the organisers.