The Danckwerts-Pergamon Prize is awarded by the Department each year for the best PhD dissertation on a subject connected with Chemical Engineering. The winner is chosen from those students who gained their PhDs in the preceding calendar year.
Christoph Müller is the winner of the Danckwerts-Pergamon Prize for 2008 for his dissertation entitled Fundamental aspects of fluidised beds. The work was supervised by Dr John Dennis.
Christoph's work used Magnetic Resonance, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) to study experimentally important phenomena in two-phase granular systems, such as bubble formation and eruption. Furthermore, a Discrete Element Model was used to simulate such systems.
Christoph is now a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Combustion and Catalysis groups and Junior Research Fellow, Queens' College