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LSBU PhD student impresses at IChemE research event

07 June 2013

Following his success at last year's Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) annual research event , third-year London South Bank University PhD student, Mohammed Misbahu Ladan, has been recognised with an award for his technical skills, combined with excellent presentation skills, in the field of Fluid Separation Processes

His prize-winning research aims to help provide a greener and more sustainable process to produce epoxides; raw materials that help form everyday products like medicines, perfumes, food additives, plastics and paints.

The process outlined in Mohammed's research centres on using highly stable and reusable catalysts to make the production of epoxides cheaper, as well as more environmentally friendly, safer and more flexible, and has great potential in industrial implications.

Basu Saha, Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering at LSBU, said: "Mohammed's excellent performance has once again demonstrated the Faculty of Engineering, Science and The Built Environment's (FESBE) provision of sophisticated facilities for research work that benefits both industry and society. It also reflects on the exceptional quality of teaching and research that enables students from LSBU to compete academically with others from the country's foremost universities."

Mohammed, who is currently studying towards a PhD in Chemical Engineering, won third prize jointly with a researcher from the University of Seville, Spain. He was praised by a panel of judges from both industry and academia for his presentation and its technical content, and received £150 and a certificate from the IChemE as a reward.

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