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University of Cambridge join CPACT!


CPACT is delighted to welcome the University of Cambridge to the consortium.

Axel Zietler said “I hold the chair in Microstructure Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. In my research, I am interested in how the performance of porous materials and liquids is affected by the physical structure of such materials over a range of length scales from molecular interaction to millimetre structures. The vast majority of applications I study are in the pharmaceutical industry and heterogeneous catalysis. My unique capability in this research is the means of terahertz spectroscopy and imaging, which I have pursued for the past two decades, starting with my PhD.

This is the core expertise I can bring to complement the skills of existing members in CPACT. In addition, I am also a co-director of the EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future (, which provides training for doctoral students in all aspects sensor-related, including those relevant to the process industries, the data analysis methods, etc. This activity builds upon a previously existing network called CamBridgeSens, which brings together the sensor enthusiasts in Cambridge across the academic, large industrial and startup communities”.

Further details can be found here: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology | (

We look forward to working with them.