Monday, May 20, 2024

Bethan Evans

Postgraduate Research Student

Email: pmbe[at]
Bethan Evans
School of Chemical and Process Engineering
The University of Leeds
Leeds, UK
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Integrated MSc & PhD in Chemical Engineering – University of Leeds (2016 – Present)
Qualified Teacher Status – Bromley Schools’ Collegiate
MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering – École des Mines de Paris (2003 – 2004)


Royal Academy of Engineering Panasonic Trust Fellow – 2003
Underwood Student Prize – 1998


Head of KS5 Physics and STEM co-ordinator – Batley Girls High School (2014 – 2016)
Head of KS5 Physics / Teacher of Science – Bullers Wood School (2011 – 2016)
Associate: Energy and Sustainability Division – HurleyPalmerFlatt (2007 – 2010)
Sustainability Engineer – ARUP (Jun – Nov 2007)
Renewable Energy Senior Project Manager – Creative Environmental Networks (2005 – 2007)


Lab Captain (2019 – 2020)

Research Project Summary

Current Project (2017 – Present):
Title – Understanding and engineering the crystallisation of drugs as salts
Outline – The aim of my research is to increase understanding of the molecular processes that take place during the salt crystallisation, which can be achieved by identifying the intermolecular interactions between the solute, solvent and crystal in solution. ​The objectives of the study include identifying the phase from which salt crystallises and the characterising the species of the molecules in solution and at the crystal-solution interface. Determining the necessary conditions for optimum crystal growth will ultimately enable more efficient and reproducible production of the desired salt product at an industrial scale.​ A further goal is to model the process to predict the conditions required for crystallisation.
Supervisors: Prof Sven L. M. Schroeder| Collaborators: University of Leeds and AstraZeneca

Other Projects:
MSc Research Project – Investigation into the production and characterisation of an iron oxide catalyst

Last updated: 14/01/2021