Organised by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering - Working Party on Mixing jointly with a team of researchers from the LSRE-LCM, FEUP, the 17th European Conference in Mixing, Mixing 17, took place from the 2nd to 5th July at Fundação Dr António Cupertino de Miranda.
Mixing 17 gathered more than 120 people with academic and industrial backgrounds who discussed the progress of mixing technology, research, and application in the process industries. The congress had 4 keynotes given by Harry Van den Akker (University of Limerick), Irina Ramos (AstraZeneca), Martina Micheletti (University College of London), and Bento Amaral (Universidade Católica Portuguesa), as well as 45 oral presentations and 40 posters.
Mixing awards were announced during the conference, where Alain Liné (Professor at INSA-Toulouse) was distinguished with the 2023 Alvin and Helen Nienow Lifetime Recognition Award and Margarida Brito (researcher at LSRE-LCM - FEUP) was awarded the 2023 EFCE Young Researcher Award in Mixing. The Young Programme closed Mixing 17. In this event the younger researchers had the opportunity to visit Colab Net4CO2 and the laboratories of LSRE-LCM at FEUP.
Mixing 18 will take place in 2026 at Limerick, Ireland.
Maria Eugénia Macedo, professor of FEUP and member of ALiCE and LSRE-LCM, will celebrate next year 40 years since her PhD. To mark the date, and in recognition of the scientific contributions to the advancement of the field of thermodynamics, the prestigious Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (JCED), of the American Chemical Society, will dedicate a special edition, scheduled to be published in the summer of 2024.
The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data has been publishing several special editions dedicated to relevant topics in the field of Chemical Engineering, as well as honouring researchers who have made important contributions throughout their scientific careers. Maria Eugénia Macedo’s scientific research has significantly impacted the understanding and advancement of experimental measurement and thermodynamic modelling of thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium.
Submission of manuscripts for this next issue is open until December 1, 2023, focusing on the area of measurement/modelling of thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium.