Professor Jan Sefcik

Head Of Department

Chemical and Process Engineering


Chain-end modifications and sequence arrangements of antimicrobial peptoids for mediating activity and nano-assembly
Hasan Abshar, Saxena Varun, Castelletto Valeria, Zimbitas Georgina, Seitsonen Jani, Ruokolainen Janne, Pandey Lalit M, Sefcik Jan, Hamley Ian W, Lau King Hang Aaron
Frontiers in Chemistry Vol 8 (2020)
Interfacial concentration effect facilitates heterogeneous nucleation from solution
McKechnie David, Anker Samira, Zahid Saraf, Mulheran Paul A, Sefcik Jan, Johnston Karen
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Vol 11, pp. 2263-2271 (2020)
Nucleation control in continuous crystallization
Sefcik Jan, Ter Horst Joop, McGinty John, Price Chris John
The Handbook of Continuous Crystallization (2020) (2020)
Investigation of molecular and mesoscale clusters in undersaturated glycine aqueous solutions
Zimbitas Georgina, Jawor-Baczynska Anna, Vesga Maria Jazmin, Javid Nadeem, Moore Barry D, Parkinson John, Sefcik Jan
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Vol 579 (2019)
"Curdling" of soymilk in coffee : a study of the phase behaviour of soymilk coffee mixtures
Brown Mairi, Laitano Francesca, Williams Calum, Gibson Bruce, Haw Mark, Sefcik Jan, Johnston Karen
Food Hydrocolloids Vol 95, pp. 462-467 (2019)
Resolution control in a continuous preferential crystallization process
Dunn Andrew S, Svoboda Vaclav, Sefcik Jan, ter Horst Joop H
Organic Process Research and Development Vol 23, pp. 2031-2041 (2019)

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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.   

Professional activities

8th World Congress on Particle Technology
15th Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics
Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017
18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy
EuroPACT 2017
European Summer School on Crystal Nucleation
Invited speaker

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Catching nucleation in action using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Flannigan, James
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator) Flannigan, James (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
RI@S funded summer project
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Haw, Mark (Co-investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator)
RI@S funded summer project for Mohammad Talha Dar
10-Jan-2019 - 05-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Merrilees, Martyn
Lau, K. H. Aaron (Principal Investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator) Merrilees, Martyn (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
GSK PhD studentship top up
Sefcik, Jan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Cashmore, Andrew
Sefcik, Jan (Principal Investigator) Haw, Mark (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022

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Chemical and Process Engineering
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