Georgia Englezou Scaling up 'green' manufacturing of polymer particles for pharmaceutical applications
October 2019 - Present
Contact: Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin St, Sheffield, S1 3JD GEnglezou1@sheffield.ac.uk
Biography I have completed my integrated Master's (MEng) degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield with First class honours in July 2019. My fourth year dissertation titled, 'Particle Coating: Micro-scale study of wetting interactions and liquid bridge formation', was investigating the effect of key system parameters on the formation and breakage of liquid bridges between particles. During my third year I have completed a design project which was aiming the design of Petrochemical plant in New Zealand. During my degree, I have undertaken a summer internship with Cyprus Petroleum Storage Company Ltd, where the various properties of all the different refinery products were analysed using the ASTM International Standards, and were checked to remain within the safety limits.
Research My PhD project is supervised by Dr Alisyn Nedoma, Dr Rachel Smith (University of Sheffield) and Dr Vincenzo Taresco (University of Nottingham) and is titled ' Scaling up 'green' manufacturing of polymer particles for pharmaceutical applications'. My PhD is funded by the Chemical and Biological Engineering department at the University of Sheffield. The aim of my project is to construct tunable pharmaceutical vesicles from green2 block copolymers. Green2 is being used in this case to describe the use of supercritical carbon dioxide as a greener solvent for the block copolymers and the use of biocompatible and biodegradable block copolymers for the encapsulation of the API.