An introduction from Jamie Clayton, Operations Director at Freeman Technology
As the world takes tentative steps towards getting back to normal, we look forward meeting you all once again at exhibitions, conferences, and in your labs. We have all had to adapt our ways of working over the last 18 months, embracing the virtual world, but with the ultimate aim of continuing to build and maintain relationships. I recently celebrated 13 years with Freeman Technology and while I’ve seen many changes in that time, one consistent feature has been the efforts to continually expand our understanding of powder flow and powder behaviour, working closely with customers and collaborators in both industry and academia to do so.
Much of this work is managed by our Applications Specialists and as our operation grows as part of the Micromeritics family, it’s vital that we invest in knowledgeable and dedicated people to support this critical work and ensure that we continue to provide the highest levels of support.
I’d therefore like to take the opportunity to introduce some recent additions to our worldwide Applications team who provide valuable regional support to complement the team at our UK Head Office.
Xiangyun (Nephele) Lu
Nephele joined Freeman Technology China in 2016 and is now part of the Micromeritics team in Shanghai. She graduated from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Her research included investigations into the physicochemical properties of pharmaceutical powders and through her work with FT4 users, she has extensive experience of powder rheology applications in the pharmaceutical, food, additive manufacturing, battery and chemical sectors.
Nicky is the latest addition to our Applications team, expanding the well-established group in the USA. He joined Micromeritics in early 2021 and is based at our head office in Norcross, Georgia. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Nicky specialised in chemical engineering and particle technology. His Master’s Thesis applied DEM to study the effect of particle-particle and particle-boundary interactions on powder bed structure and stress distribution, providing a great foundation for his role as a powder rheology specialist.
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