LFG Researchers Honoured at DECHEMA Conference

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Left: Nabi Traoré receives the prize for the best presentation in the section "Interface-Dominated Systems and Processes" from section chair and former LFG member Prof. Dr. Doris Segets (University of Duisburg-Essen). Right: Lukas Hartmann receives the prize for the best presentation in the section "Particle Measurement Technology" from section chair Dr. Rainer Friehmelt (BASF SE).

LFG research was showcased at the annual meeting of the DECHEMA/VDI specialist groups on Interface-Dominated Systems and Processes, Crystallization, Mechanical Liquid Separation, and Particle Measurement Technology. This event, held from 27-28 February 2024 at the DECHEMA headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, was attended by more than 175 scientists and engineers from academia and industry. In total there were 15 contributions from FAU-based researchers, 12 of those by LFG members (see below).

With all talks sparking enthusiastic discussions, the conference provided an excellent platform for LFG researchers to engage with key stakeholders in academia and industry, facilitating a vibrant exchange of ideas and fostering collaborations that will drive future innovations in particle technology.

At the end of the conference, prizes were awarded for the best oral presentations and posters in the four DECHEMA/VDI specialist groups represented. Here, two LFG researchers, Nabi Traoré and Lukas Hartmann were honoured for their presentations in the Interface-Dominated Systems and Processes, and Particle Measurement Technology sections respectively. Congratulations! The strong presence and success of LFG at this event underscores the institutes continuing pivotal role in shaping the future of materials design, characterization, and processing technologies. These are all key components of the broader efforts to tackle current and future challenges in sustainable development and technological innovation.

Contributions by LFG members:

  • Characterization of mixing of micron-scale titania-zirconia hetero-aggregates by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Flash talk and Poster Presentation by Dr. Jochen Schmidt in the session “Particle measurement”
  • Closed loop recycling approach of aged polyamide 12 powder using a combination of polymer precipitation from moderate solvents and solvolysis. Oral presentation by Dr. Jochen Schmidt in the session “Crystallization – Recycling”
  • Determination of the Size-Dependent Fluorescence Properties of Multilayer CdSe/CdS(/ZnS) Quantum Dots by Multiwavelength Emission Analytical Ultracentrifugation. Oral presentation by Dr. Lisa Stiegler in the session “Interface-Dominated Systems and Processes: Characterisation”
  • Electrophoretic deposition using a sacrificial electrode for thin films with optimised properties. Oral presentation by Alexandra Helmer in the session “Electrochemical functional materials for electrocatalysis”
  • In situ spectroscopic and analytical techniques to unravel the formation mechanisms of particles. Oral presentation by Dr. Monica Distaso in the session “Particle design”
  • Multidimensional Analysis using Flow Cytometry and Single Particle Light Scattering Technology. Oral presentation by Moritz Moß in the session “Multidimensional characterisation in suspensions”
  • Multidimensional characterization of complex nanoparticles by DGE-AUC experiments. Oral presentation by Paola Cardenas Lopez in the session “Multidimensional characterisation in suspensions”
  • Polyamide 11 nanocomposite feedstocks for powder bed fusion using liquid-liquid phase separation and polymer crystallization. Flash talk and Poster Presentation by Dr. Jochen Schmidt in the session “Crystallization”
  • Production of disperse systems by melt emulsification: parameterisation and control. Oral presentation by Leah Ebner in the session “Model development for process control”
  • Size and shape classification of nanoparticles by size-exclusion chromatography. Oral presentation by Lukas Hartmann in the session “Suspension methods for particle measurement”
  • Targeted property design of silver-gold alloy nanoparticles. Oral presentation by Nabi Traoré in the session “Particle functionalization and process design”
  • Yield and morphological analysis of flow-synthesized patchy particles. Flash talk and Poster Presentation by Julia Seifert in the session “Particle measurement”