Professor Jan Sefcik

Head Of Department

Chemical and Process Engineering


Multidimensional particle characterisation from in-situ imaging using deep learning and transfer learning
Boyle Christopher, Ferreira Carla, Chen Yi-Chieh, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Brown Cameron, Sefcik Jan, Cardona Javier
21st International Symposium on Industrial Crystallisation (2021)
Effect of glycine on aggregation of citrate-functionalised gold nanoparticles and SERS measurements
Vesga Maria J, McKechnie David, Laing Stacey, Kearns Hayleigh, Faulds Karen, Johnston Karen, Sefcik Jan
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Vol 621 (2021)
Heat transfer and residence time distribution in plug flow continuous oscillatory baffled crystallisers
Briggs Naomi E B, McGinty John, McCabe Callum, Raval Vishal, Sefcik Jan, Florence Alastair J
ACS Omega Vol 6, pp. 18352-18363 (2021)
Extending the SAFT-γ Mie approach to model benzoic acid, diphenylamine, and mefenamic acid : solubility prediction and experimental measurement
Febra Sara A, Bernet Thomas, Mack Corin, McGinty John, Onyemelukwe Iyke I, Urwin Stephanie J, Sefcik Jan, ter Horst Joop H, Adjiman Claire S, Jackson George, Galindo Amparo
Fluid Phase Equilibria Vol 540 (2021)
Computer aided design of solvent blends for hybrid cooling and antisolvent crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients
Watson Oliver L, Jonuzaj Suela, McGinty John, Sefcik Jan, Galindo Amparo, Jackson George, Adjiman Claire S
Organic Process Research and Development Vol 25, pp. 1123-1142 (2021)
Quantification of particle size and concentration using in-line techniques and multivariate analysis
Ferreira Carla, Cardona Javier, Agimelen Okpeafoh, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Sefcik Jan, Chen Yi-Chieh
Powder Technology Vol 376, pp. 1-11 (2020)

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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

Multi-sensor Measurements For Quantitative Particle Size And Concentration
Integrated Filtration and Washing Modelling to Predict Continuous Isolation Performance.
Multi-sensor in situ measurements of particle size, shape and concentration
8th World Congress on Particle Technology
Particle Measurement in Process
Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017

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The birth of crystals: new understanding of nucleation by direct measurement
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator) Lue, Leo (Co-investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Anker, Samira
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator) Anker, Samira (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Catching nucleation in action using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-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-2023
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
GSK PhD studentship top up
Sefcik, Jan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022

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Chemical and Process Engineering
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