PhD student Hilary Fabich has been awarded the Sir Paul Callaghan Young Investigator Award at the recent International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy.
The 13th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (ICMRM) was held from 2nd to 6th August, 2015 in Munich, Germany.
Hilary's abstract was accepted for the Young Investigators Award Competition and at the conference dinner she was awarded the Sir Paul Callaghan Young Investigator Award for her talk titled "Using MRI to investigate fluidized bed reactors."
She says, "During my PhD I have modified a medical MRI technique, ultrashort echo time (UTE) MRI, which we have used to image bubble formation in a model fluidized bed reactor. These images can provide new information about bubble behaviour in these types of reactors which may help us tailor mathematical models to better understand these systems. If we can more accurately model fluidized bed reactors, we will be able to increase the reactor efficiency."
The paper was co-authored with her supervisor, Dr Daniel Holland and Dr Andy Sederman. Dan Holland left this department in January to take up a new position at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.