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Maxwell plus - for events co-organised by the Maxwell programme



We are delighted to announce the next event in a series of talks presenting University of Cambridge leading research activities to industrial audiences:

From discovery science to industrial applications: Manufacturing of designer nanoparticles and structured materials with tuneable sizes and compositions

by Dr Laura Torrente Murciano, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

1 February 2018, 5 for 5:30pm at the Maxwell Centre


About the Speaker

Dr Laura Torrente is a University of Cambridge Lecturer & EPSRC Early Career Fellow working in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, where she is the leader of the Catalysis and Process integration Group. She is a member of the UK Manufacturing Forum.

Prior to coming to the University of Cambridge, Dr Torrente was a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath from 2010 – 2015 and she was a post-doctoral research associate from 2007 – 2010 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. She worked as a Scientist Engineer within the REPSOL YPF R&ID Centre, Madrid, Spain 2003 - 2004.

She graduated with an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain (2003), and she holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath (2007).



In this industry facing seminar, Dr Torrente will talk about her group’s new technology for the large-scale production of nanoparticles and structured materials. The Process Integration Group are designing novel microdevices for the flow synthesis of such materials guided by computer fluid dynamic simulations. Their approach presents an innovative way of tuning the size of the particles and their chemical composition by exploiting the advantages offered by laminar flow systems.

The potential industrial applications range from catalysis to bio-imaging, energy materials, solar cells, etc. – in theory all those fields where applications of nanoparticles are being investigated.

Further information about Dr Torrente's work:



5.00pm: Registration

5.30pm: Dr Laura Torrente “Manufacturing of designer nanoparticles and structured materials with tuneable sizes and compositions” followed by Q&As

6.30pm: Networking

7pm: Event closes



Places are limited, prior booking is essential.

The talk is organised in collaboration between the Maxwell Centre and Cambridge Network.

To register please visit the event page on Cambridge Network's portal ( or contact


Thursday, 1 February, 2018 - 17:00 to 19:00