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Estefania Lopez-Quiroga has a multidisciplinary background, with a MEng Mining in Engineering and a MSc in Mathematical Engineering and Numerical Simulation.
In 2009, Estefania joined the (Bio)Process Engineering Group (IIM - CSIC) as a PhD candidate fully funded by the Spanish Government (FPI scholarship). Her research there was linked to the FP7 EU project CAFE (Computer-Aided Food Engineering), which gave her the opportunity to spend part of her PhD as visiting student at the University of Manchester (School of Chemical Eng. and Analytical Sciences). She completed her thesis in 2014, receiving a Europaeus PhD (Cum Laude).
Also in 2014, Estefania was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering (University of Birmingham). Her post was first associated to the EPSRC Centre for the Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF), joining in 2019 the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Formulation Engineering.
Since November 2020, Estefania is a Lecturer at the School of Chemical Engineering, a position that is also associated to the EPSRC CDT in Formulation Engineering.
Estefania’s research vision is to enable model-based, multiscale yet agile, digital tools that support the shift towards Industry 4.0 methods in Formulation Engineering applications.
She focuses on the integration of formulation engineering methods with mathematical and computational tools to characterise, control and optimise the manufacturing and performance of formulated and/or structured products (foods, pharmaceuticals, FMCG) and chains.
Her current research activities look at:
Willingness to take PhD students
I4.0 and Formulation Engineering themes