PhD Student Event – Sunday 26th June 2016, Parkinson Court, Room 1.08

All postgraduate students attending the CGOM 12/BACG 2016 conferences are also invited to participate in a pre-conference PhD Student Event on Sunday 26th June 2016.

There is no additional charge for this event and it is a fantastic opportunity for PhD students to further share their research at a level beyond the poster format offered in the main conferences.

Participants will have 15 minutes to present their work, followed by an open discussion with the floor. The student-led format is intended to maximise opportunity for discussion, networking and future research collaboration prior to the main event. It really is a great chance to publicise your work in the international crystallisation community.

PhD Student Social

A pre-conference meal will be organised for the evening of Saturday 25th June to give delegates the opportunity to socialise and relax before the busy week ahead! Further details will be released in due course.

Call for Abstracts

We are now calling for abstracts for the CGOM 12 PhD Student Event! Abstracts for this event can be submitted here.


Please register here




09:30 – 10:00

Registration / Coffee

Pablo Martín Soladana

University of Leeds

10:00 – 10:10

Paul Lewis- University of Leeds

Introduction to Event & the University of Leeds

10:10 – 10:30

Paul Lewis – University of Leeds

Wax Crystallisation of Deodorants

10:30 – 10:50

Carl Tilbury – University of Santa Barbara, California

Layered Growth at Increasing Supersaturation: Connecting Growth Regimes

10:50 – 11:10

Katalin Bodnar – University of Limerick

Role of additives in the preparation of mefenamic acid nanoparticles by an antisolvent precipitation method

11:10 – 11:30

Tea / Coffee Break


11:30 – 11:50

A. Silambarasan – SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

Solubility, Crystal Growth, Structural, Linear-Nonlinear Optical, Pyroelectric and Piezoelectric Characteristics of pure, Cd and Mn doped Polar Li2SO4.H2O Single Crystals


11:50 – 12:10

Pablo Martin Soldana – University of Leeds

Continuous mixing and precipitation of sparingly soluble compounds in a Y-mixer. A CFD study

12:10 – 12:30

Raquel Arribas – University of Limerick

Heterogeneous Nucleation of Fenofibrate in the presence of excipients

12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 13:50

Pauric Bannigan – University of Limerick

Polymorphs, salts and solvates of Clofazimine



13:50 – 14:10

Harriet Pearce – University of Warwick

Quantitative Visualisation of Dissolution and Crystallisation of a Model Drug (Bicalutamide): An In Situ Optical Microscopy and Finite Element Modelling (FEM) Study

14:10 – 14:30

Mohammed Jeraal – University of Leeds

Phase Behaviour in the Multi-Component Melt Crystallisation of Synthetic Detergents

14:30 – 14:50

Tea / Coffee Break


14:50 – 15:10

Xue Tang – University of Leeds


Mohammed Jeraal

University of Leeds

15:10 – 15:30

Yan Xiao – University of Manchester

Nucleation of Carboxylic Acids

15:30 – 15:50

Faduma Maddar – University of Warwick

The combination of electrochemical microscopy, in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Raman spectroscopy to understand the dissolution performance of amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs)

15:50 – 16:00

Closing Statements


16:00 – 17:00

Synthonic Engineering Workshop

Ian Rosbottom & Jonathan Pickering – University of Leeds