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The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) promotes scientific co-operation in Europe between engineers and scientists in order further advance the development of chemical engineering.
The Working Party on Mixing deals with divers topics, including single phase mixing, gas-liquid mixing, solid-liquid mixing, liquid-liquid mixing, gas-liquid-solid mixing, reactive mixing, stirred tanks, static mixers and high-shear mixing devices, at both fundamental and industrially applied levels.
Chairman: Prof. Jerzy Baldyga (J.Baldyga @ ichip.pw.edu.pl (J.Baldyga @ ichip.pw.edu.pl))
Secretary: Dr. Joëlle Aubin (joelle.aubincano @ ensiacet.fr (joelle.aubincano @ ensiacet.fr))
Image credits to BHRG (left image), IFP Energies Nouvelles (centre image), Laboratoire de Génie Chimique Toulouse (right image)
25-28 June 2017, Birmingham UK
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We are deeply sorry to inform you that Prof. Franco Magelli passed away suddenly on March 7 2016. Franco made a significant contribution to research and teaching in the field of mixing, and he was very well known in the international mixing community.
His research activity on solid-liquid and gas-liquid mixing, particularly with multiple impeller systems, started at the beginning of his academic career in the 70’s. He was also an extremely active member of the mixing community in Europe since 1980 through his involvement with the Working Party on Mixing as Italian delegate and his contribution to the series of European Mixing Conferences since its inception. Franco had many collaborations in Europe and overseas, he actively participated in mixing sessions at number of World Congresses, AIChE and CHISA meetings, as well as the specialist NAMF and ISMIP conferences. He was also very active in teaching at the University of Bologna and in specialized short courses organized in Italy drawing out the importance of fluid mixing and mass transfer in many industrial processes, including the biotechnology field.
He was the recipient of the BHRG Lifetime Recognition Award in Mixing in 2012.
Franco has left an important mark in the personal and scientific growth of many of his colleagues and students. He has been a guide and a model for balance, sensitivity, spirit of institutional service, ability to analyse each issue from different perspectives, by patiently listening and considering the ideas of everybody. He spent most of his academic life dealing with fluid mixing and leading institutional roles, always serving outstandingly, by identifying and following the path for the best outcome for the institution even when it would have resulted in a personal loss.
Franco has been commemorated in the Cappella di Santa Maria dei Bulgari, in the ancient Archiginnasio Library by a ceremony reserved to the most prominent academics of the University of Bologna, as a sign of gratitude for his contribution, before giving him the last homage during the religious funeral. The impact of his personal and professional qualities will continue to guide and inspire many of his colleagues and friends, who had the privilege to know and work with him.
You can download the minutes from the last WP Mixing meeting held in Prague in August 2016 here.
The EFCE Working Party on Mixing and the European mixing community would like to congratulate the 2015 winners of the Mixing Awards:
These awards were presented by the Chairman of the Working Party, Prof. Jerzy Baldyga and Dr. Gül Özcan-Taskin (BHR Group), at the 15th European Conference on Mixing on June 29th in St Petersburg.