Postgraduate student Yehia Amar has been awarded the prize for best poster at APACT 2016, sponsored by Clairet Scientific Ltd.
The APACT, Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technology, conference took place 20-22 April 2016 in Chester (UK). It is an open forum for the presentation and discussion of recent scientific and engineering advances relevant to process analytics and control technologies.
Yehia's poster was entitled Closed Loop Multi Target Optimisation for Discovery of Chemical Reactions. His area of research concerns the design of chemical reactions, which would impact pharmaceutical process development. This specific project investigated how automated reactor systems, coupled with a machine learning algorithm and process analytics could rapidly find optimal process conditions. Moving forward he will be studying asymmetric hydrogenation reactions, both experimentally and theoretically. They hope to be able to infer chemical knowledge and deduce conditions that result in desired outcomes, such as promising and highly selective catalysts.
Yehia Amar is in the Sustainable Reaction Engineering research group with Prof Alexei Lapkin.