11th Microencapsulation Training School

Loughborough, U.K. - April 9-12, 2019


André Brodkorb, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Ireland
André Brodkorb Dr André Brodkorb is a senior researcher in the Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark, Ireland. His main scientific interest in the structure/function relationship of food proteins “from source to delivery”. Some of the more recent work dealt with process-induced changes in food structure and their effect on the fate of food during gastro-intestinal transit in vitro and in vivo. This experience in structuring of food or food components was applied for the development of encapsulation devices for the delivery of small bioactive food components but also larger probiotic bacteria in microgels. Logo Teagasc Moorepark
Olivier Cayre, University of Leeds, UK
Olivier Cayre Dr Olivier Cayre has over 16 years experience in colloid and particle science. He is the author of over 50 refereed publications and patents in collaboration with a large range of academic and industrial partners. His main interests are in the design of functional particle and polymer systems, which he has applied to the delivery of various actives in close collaboration with industry, including fragrance oils, biopesticides, pigments, enzymes... Logo University of Leeds
Paul de Vos, UMCG - The Netherlands
Paul de Vos The de Vos group has a major focus on cell-encapsulation for treatment of disease. The group has been instrumental in identifying causes of bioincompatibility. During recent years we have designed new approaches to support longevity of encapsulated cellular grafts. The group has published more than 200 scientific papers on the subject. UMCG
Marijana Dragosavac, Loughborough University, UK
Marijana Dragosavac Marijana Dragosavac is a Chem. Eng. graduate from the Univ. of Novi Sad (Serbia) with a PhD in Chem. Eng. from the Loughborough Univ. (UK), where she was appointed to a lectureship in 2012. Her main interest is particle formulation. She successfully developed various formulations based on emulsions, pickering emulsions, silica and other inorganic particles with tunable internal structure, micro particles for controlled release, micro particles containing viable living cells and various other biological materials etc. She is continuously looking for challenging and new formulations to be modified so they can be used within membrane emulsification process - process which provides uniform particles but can be also scaled up. Logo Loughborough Univ.
Stephan Drusch, TU Berlin - Germany
Stephan Drusch Stephan Drusch is full professor for food technology and food material science at the Technische Universität Berlin. He studied at the University of Kiel (Diploma and PhD) and worked as a researcher in the dairy industry, the university of Kiel, the University of Milan and the Beuth University in Berlin. His research activities focus on structure-function-relationships in food processing with emphasis on dispersed systems and the encapsulation of functional ingredients. TU Berlin Univ.
Anne Ettner, Glatt, Germany
Anne Ettner Dr. Anne Ettner studied Pharmacy at the Humboldt University in Berlin and received her doctoral degree from the Berlin-based Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in 2000. In the same year she joined Merck KGaA in Darmstadt as head of the reformulation laboratory for small chemical molecules. In 2002, she took over leadership of the quality management division of Capsulution NanoScience AG in Berlin. Since 2004 she has been working with Glatt GmbH in Binzen (near Lörrach), heading the pharmaceutical development of the business unit Glatt Pharmaceutical Services till 2009. In 2006 she became a registered Qualified Person and has been responsible for training in Glatt´s pharmaceutical processes and services for 7 years. Logo Glatt
Ilaria Forlizzi, Evonik, Germany
Anne Ettner laria Forlizzi is currently Innovation Project Manager in the department of Drug Delivery at Evonik Health Care (Germany), with focus on EUDRAGIT® formulation development and new application technologies. She holds a degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Chieti (Italy) and is a licensed pharmacist. Logo Glatt
Richard Holdich, Loughborough University, UK
Richard Holdich Over 15 years experience of membrane emulsification and its use for the production of encapsulated microparticles, as my main research interest as a professor at Loughborough University. Co-founder of the encapsulated microparticle company Micropore Technologies Ltd, now located in North East England and providing industrial scale, as well as laboratory test equipment, for the production of microparticles by membrane emulsification. Logo Loughborough Univ.
Ronald J. Neufeld, Queen's University - Canada
Ronald J. Neufeld Professor of Chemical Engineering at McGill University (1980-97) and Queen's University (1997-present). Research interests in micro and nanoencapsulation of biological cells, biopharmaceuticals, enzymes and DNA. Lover of a one women, good beer, excellent wine, large breed dogs, mushrooms, rockn' roll and clusters of kids and grandchildren. Queen's University
Denis Poncelet, EncapProcess, France
Denis Poncelet Professor in Food engineering, Denis Poncelet has been involved in developing microencapsulation methods since 1986. Author of more than 100 papers in the domain, he is president of the Bioencapsulation Research Group since 1992 and organized more than 70 microencapsulation conferences, training schools and industrial conventions. EncapProcess
Sara Ronca, Loughborough University, UK
 Sara Ronca Sara Ronca is senior Lecturer in Polymer Science and Engineering; MSc in Chemistry, 2000, PhD in Chemical Science, 2003; Expertise in organometallic chemistry, polymer synthesis through metal catalysts, polyolefins/polyesters synthesis and functionalization. Logo Loughborough Univ.
Goran Vladisavljevic, Loughborough University, UK
Goran Vladisavljevic Leader of Microfluidic Research Group in Loughborough with expertise in colloid and interface science and microfluidics (citations >3840, h-index=33). Recent industrial partners: OxSyBio, Med Alliance, Dolomite, Novo Nordisk A/S, Recent funding: National Productivity Investment Fund, Innovate UK, JSPS, Enterprise Projects Group. Logo Loughborough Univ.
Zhibing Zhang, University of Birmingham, UK
Zhibing Zhang
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 1-10-2004
  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 9-2018
  • DSc, University of Birmingham, UK, 2-2016
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2-1988
University of Birmingham


Mark Leaper, Loughborough University, UK
Mark Leaper Dr Leaper obtained a BEng in Chem. Eng. from Loughborough Univ. in 1993, MSc in Bulk Solids Handling from Glasgow Caledonian Univ. in 1995 and a PhD in Chem. Eng. from the Univ. of Birmingham in 2002 in the field of fluidized beds. He has also worked as a research fellow at the Universities of Greenwich and Nottingham. In 2007 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University and then a Lecturer in Chem. Eng. at Aston Univ. in 2012. In January 2016 he joined Loughborough Univ. as a Senior Lecturer. Logo Loughborough Univ.
Andy Stapley, Loughborough University, UK
Andy Stapley Andy Stapley is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University, which he joined in 1999. He previously gained MEng (1990) and PhD (1995) degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and was a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (1995-1999). His research areas include crystallization of fats, spray drying, freeze drying, spray freezing and spray freeze drying. He has a particular interest in fluidized bed freeze drying, generation of monodisperse droplets/particles using piezo atomisers, and encapsulation of oils. Logo Loughborough Univ.
Sam Trotter, Micropore technologies, UK
Sam Trotter Sam Trotter is a process engineer at Micropore Technologies Ltd, he graduated from The University of Sheffield with an MEng in Chemical Engineering. Sam has worked on the development of the Micropore CXF , a system for continuous membrane emulsification at scale. Micropore have recently received awards from both the IChemE and RSC, recognizing the potential of their innovative technology. Logo Micropore Technologies
Anna Trybala, Loughborough University, UK
Anna Trybala Anna Trybala's major research interest is in the areas of applications of kinetics of wetting and spreading, colloid engineering and nano-science. She is a Lecturer at Chem. Eng. Dpt, Loughborough Univ. She has got PhD in Physical Chemistry from Inst. of Catalysis and Surface Chem. PAS, Cracow, Poland. Thesis title: “The deposition of model microcapsules at the metallic surfaces modified by polyelectrolyte multilayers adsorption”. Logo Loughborough Univ.
Steve Ward-Smith, Malvern Panalytical, UK
Steve Ward-Smith Steve has a PhD in Chemistry (on protein polysaccharide interactions) from Nottingham. Been at Malvern Panalytical as a technical specialist then key account manager for over 20 years. Steve is the convenor of the ISO TC24 SC4 working group in electrical sensing zone and is the chair of ISO TC 281 in the area of Fine Bubble Technology. Logo Malvern Panalytical