Dr Elena Simone

Dr Elena Simone

Profile

Elena Simone graduated with an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) and then moved to Loughborough University (UK) to study for a PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering. After obtaining her doctorate degree she stayed in the same institution for a postdoc. Elena joined the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds in September 2016 as Lecturer in Food Crystal Engineering.

Research interests

Her research interests include:

  • Crystal engineering: developing strategies to effectively control crystal size, shape and polymorphism of food and pharmaceutical crystals combining experimental and modelling work (Population Balance Equations, Computational Fluid Dynamic, Molecular Modelling);
  • Understanding the phenomena of polymorphism, nucleation and crystal growth using on-line, in situ, analytical techniques as well as off-line solid state characterisation;
  • Exploring novel technologies and non-invasive techniques for food safety and reassurance.

Qualifications

  • MSc
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • IChemE
  • BACG
  • Royal Chemistry Society

Student education

Module leader for FOOD3010

Research groups and institutes

  • Food Colloids and Processing
  • Theoretical Modelling and Simulation
  • Functional Biopolymers for Food and Health
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