Tina Bonakdar
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About Me

Tina Bonakdar is a Research Fellow of Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses primarily on particle characterisation, size reduction, particle breakage and related processes, using state of the art experimental techniques and computational approaches, such as the Discrete Element Method (DEM). She graduated from Sharif University of Technology in Iran with a BEng Honours degree in Chemical Engineering. In 2012 she obtained an MSc in Process Engineering from the University of Surrey. She completed her PhD “Attrition of Spray-Dried Powders” under supervision of Mojtaba Ghadiri at the University of Leeds, sponsored by Procter and Gamble. In 2015, she won the Young Researcher of the Year Award at the UK Particle Technology Forum. Her research is focused on the milling behaviour of pharmaceutical powders. This project is part of the Advanced Digital Design of Pharmaceutical Therapeutics (ADDoPT) project, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, BRITEST, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC),GlaxoSmithKline, Perceptive Engineering, Pfizer, Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (SFTC) Hartree Centre together with the Universities of Cambridge and Strathclyde. In this part of the programme, predictive modelling of particle size reduction based on material science of fracture will be developed.

Research Interests

Particle characterisation

Attrition of particulate solids

DEM simulation

Size reduction

Multi-scale modelling of industrial processes

Projects

Attrition of Spray-Dried Powders

 Modelling of Size-Reduction Processes for Pharmaceutical Materials


AWARDS

The First Poster Award from IFPRI, 2016

The Young Researcher Award of the UK Particle Technology Forum (PTSIG, IChemE), 2015

Brian Scarlett Travel Award for most promising young researcher from IFPRI, 2015

Among top three finalists of The Researcher of the Year in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, 2015


PUBLICATIONS

Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., Ahmadian, H., Martin de Juan, L., Xu, D., Tantawy, H. and Smith, D. (2016). Impact attrition of spray-dried burkeite particles. Powder Technology. 304: 2-7

Bonakdar, T., Ali, M., Dogbe, S., Ghadiri, M., and Tinke, A. (2016). A method for grindability testing using the scirocco disperser. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 501: 65-74

Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., Ahmadian, H., and Bach, P. (2015). Impact strength of placebo granules by impact testing. Powder Technology. 285: 68-73

Ali, M., Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., and Tinke, A. (2015). Particle breakage in a scirocco disperser. Powder Technology. 285: 138-145

Ge, R., Ghadiri, M., Bonakdar, T. and Hapgood, K. (2016). 3D printed agglomerates for granule breakage tests. Powder Technology. 306: 103-112


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Bonakdar, T., Ali, M., Ghadiri, M., and Tinke, A. (2016). A novel method for grindability assessment of pharmaceutical powders. AIChE 2016, San Fransisco, United States.

Bonakdar, T., and Ghadiri, M. (2016). Simulation of impact breakage of weak agglomerates by distinct element method, Partec2016, Nuremburg, Germany.

Bonakdar, T., and Ghadiri, M. (2015). Simulation of impact strength of agglomerates by distinct element method, Particles2015, Barcelona, Spain.

Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., Ahmadian, H., Smith, D., Martin de Juan, L., and Tantawy, H. (2015). Attrition of spray-dried powders. ESCC2015, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., Ahmadian, H., Smith, D., Martin de Juan, L., and Tantawy, H. (2015). Attrition of spray-dried powders.UK-China Particle Technology Forum, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Bonakdar, T., Ali, M., Ghadiri, M., and Tinke, A. (2015). Particle breakage in a scirocco disperser. AIChE 2014, Atlanta, United States.

Bonakdar, T., Ali, M., Ghadiri, M., and Tinke, A. (2014). Particle breakage in a scirocco disperser. IChemE PTSIG 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Bonakdar, T., Ali, M., and Ghadiri, M. (2014). Particle breakage in a scirocco. 13th International Conference of Multiphase Flow in Industrial Plants, Sestri Levante, Italy.

Bonakdar, T., Ali, M., and Ghadiri, M. (2014). Particle breakage in a scirocco. Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry IV, Potsdam, Germany.

Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., Ahmadian, H., and Bach, P. (2014). Determination of strength of placebo enzyme granules by impact testing. 7th World Congress on Particle Technology, Beijing, China.

Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., Ahmadian, H., Smith, D., Martin de Juan, L., and Tantawy, H. (2014). Attrition of spray-dried burkeite particles. 7th World Congress on Particle Technology, Beijing, China.

Bonakdar, T., Ghadiri, M., Ahmadian, H., and Bach, P. (2013). Determination of strength of placebo enzyme granules by impact testing. European Symposium on Comminution and Classification 2013, Braunschweig, Germany.