Sixty students from thirty-one countries gathered in April at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands to attend a student version of the WCPT6 event– the World Student Congress on Particle Technology . The student event was organized by Delft TU and NanoStructured Materials (NSM) and officially sponsored by DEM Solutions.
The program, designed for students in fields of study related to particle technology at the PhD, MSc, and BSc level, included several well-known speakers who discussed recent advances in key technical areas and outlined future developments and areas for research in particle technology. Speakers included Prof. Sotiris E. Pratsinis of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland; Prof. John Grace of the University of British Columbia, Canada; Prof. Mike Hounslow of the University of Sheffield, UK; Prof. Dr. Cees Dekker of the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; and Prof. Christian Masquelier, of the Université Picardie Jules Verne, member of Institut Universitaire de France.
A variety of poster presentations and technical demonstrations helped students understand and review the fundamentals of particle technology. Exciting hands-on technical sessions provided the opportunity to operate bulk handling equipment; participate in practical experiments for making, measuring, processing, and handling all types of particles. Students also had the chance for hands-on experience applying EDEM simulation, under the guidance of an official EDEM Trainer.
Students made good use of their chance to network with other students, speakers, and staff from leading research groups–making connections that will be invaluable to them as they pursue their studies and establish careers as the next generation of particle technologists and engineers.