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Research Interests

Our research expertise is in particle engineering and nanostructured materials, with focus on design of novel particulate products and efficient processes for their manufacturing, across a wide range of applications from nucleation and crystallisation, to protein and peptide self-assembly, to organic gels and nanocomposites.

Our research in pharmaceutical manufacturing aligned with CMAC seeks to enhance access to medicines by increasing quality and reducing costs with the aim improving people’s health and wellbeing.

We develop experimental workflows for product and process development of particulate systems for pharmaceutical applications to obtain better control of critical quality attributes in medicines manufacturing.

We also develop new methods for extracting valuable real time information from process analytical tools such as imaging and scattering/backscattering to enable intelligent decision support for monitoring and control of particulate systems and processes, including fouling detection and accurate quantitative estimates of particle shape and size distributions from in situ measurements.   

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Agglomeration Chemical Compounds
Crystallization Chemical Compounds
Kinetics Chemical Compounds
Dispersions Chemical Compounds
Gels Engineering & Materials Science
Particle size analysis Chemical Compounds
Nucleation Chemical Compounds
Crystals Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2004 2023

RI@S funded summer project

Johnston, K., Haw, M. & Sefcik, J.


Project: ResearchSuccessful - Funding Does Not Count as R or KE

Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Merrilees, Martyn

Lau, K. H. A., Sefcik, J. & Merrilees, M.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 1997 2019

Conundrum of γ glycine nucleation revisited: to stir or not to stir?

Vesga, M. J., McKechnie, D., Mulheran, P. A., Johnston, K. & Sefcik, J., 7 Apr 2019, In : CrystEngComm. 13, p. 2234-2243 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Amino acids

"Curdling" of soymilk in coffee: a study of the phase behaviour of soymilk coffee mixtures

Brown, M., Laitano, F., Williams, C., Gibson, B., Haw, M., Sefcik, J. & Johnston, K., 20 Apr 2019, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 95, p. 462-467 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase behavior
Phase separation
Fourier transformation


Batch to continuous organic salt crystallisation : model based design

Author: McGinty, J., 1 Jul 2017

Supervisor: Sefcik, J. (Supervisor) & Florence, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Computational modelling and design of bioinspired silica materials

Author: Centi, A., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Jorge, M. (Supervisor) & Sefcik, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2005 2018

Multi-sensor Measurements For Quantitative Particle Size And Concentration Information in Crystal Slurries

Carla Sofia Ferreira (Speaker), Yi-Chieh Chen (Contributor), Jan Sefcik (Contributor)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Extracting and monitoring particle size distribution information for pharmaceutical crystallisation process using spatially and angularly resolved Visible-NIR Spectra

Yi-Chieh Chen (Speaker), Daria Stoliarskaia (Contributor), Carla Sofia Ferreira (Contributor), Leo Lue (Contributor), Jan Sefcik (Contributor)
13 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation