Author Archives: Paul Kippax

Dr Paul Kippax is a Director of Product Management - Morphology Group, heading up the team responsible for the management of Malvern Panalytical's laser diffraction and imaging products. He has a degree in chemistry and a PhD in colloid science, both obtained at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Since joining Malvern in 1997 he has developed an in-depth understanding of particle characterization techniques, and specific expertise in the application of laser diffraction and analytical imaging to pharmaceutical industry challenges.

Published 8 Sep 2015

Coffee Particle Size Analysis

Particle size of coffee and Premium coffee! How the particle size of coffee can affect the taste and strength of coffee As a Malvern product manager, I am privileged to get the chance to travel to different locations around the…READ MORE >


Published 4 Aug 2015

Is one number ever good enough?

Regular readers of this blog will know that one of the most important pieces of advice we provide with respect to setting product specifications or developing new methods is that one number is never enough. For example, a single measurement…READ MORE >

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Published 4 Nov 2014

Single Celled Organism

At school, I never really got the hang of biology classes, and instead preferred topics like chemistry and physics. However, one experiment I do remember from my short engagement with things biological was observing amoeba. These creatures provided an excellent…READ MORE >

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Published 3 Nov 2014

20 Key Resources for Pharmaceutical Scientists

We’re headed to the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting & Exposition this week for what promises to be a really interesting event in (hopefully) sunny San Diego.  You can find us at booth 330, where we’ll have a…READ MORE >

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Published 13 Aug 2014

Designing a deformulation workflow

When I was young, I liked to take things apart to see how they worked. From my dad’s scientific calculators through to my own Scalextric cars and model steam trains, my curiosity always got the better of me as I…READ MORE >