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.
Patrick Gordon is the winner of the Danckwerts-Pergamon Prize for 2012 for his work on "Developing greener cleaning fluids using fluid dynamic gauging".
Patrick was a member of the Powder and Paste Processing Group (now part of P4G), supervised by Dr Ian Wilson and Dr John Chew (now at Bath). His PhD was a Food Processing Faraday Partnership project sponsored by Procter & Gamble. He is now working for Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances in Berlin, looking at the relationship between a washing machine's design and its energy label/performance.