Pratik completed his MEng in Chemical Engineering with Fuel Technology in July 2012, graduating with a First Class Honours degree at The University of Sheffield. His Master’s Thesis was titled: Ultrasound mediated drug delivery system via microbubbles and was done in conjunction with the National Physical Laboratory.
From August 2012 to August 2014, Pratik was a Knowledge Transfer Associate with ACAL Energy – A company specialising in PEM Fuel Cells, concomitantly pursuing a PhD. The aim of the project was to increase the performance of the catholyte during it’s regeneration cycle. Since November 2014, Pratik joined the 4CU Programme Grant, as part of the microbubble team, looking at the development of fluidic oscillator.
“Minimising Microbubble Size through Oscillation Frequency Control”, S. Brittle, P. Desai, W. C. Ng, A. Dunbar, R. Howell, V. Tesar and W. B. Zimmerman, Chemical Engineering Research and Design – DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2015.08.002