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Characterising solid state particulate materials, such as powders, fibres films and aggregates

Led by Dr. Daryl Williams and Dr. Jerry Heng, SPEL is one of the research groups within the Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College London. SPEL first found life in Spring 2007.

SPEL specialises in characterising solid state particulate materials, such as powders, fibres films and aggregates. With our world class characterisation and solids preparation facilities, we study pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and complex organic solids with a specific interest in understanding the fundamental relationship between particle properties and their performance/manufacture.

Using direct experimental physicochemical approaches we seek to advance frontiers in particle, materials and surface science in conjunction with our international industrial partners.