Research within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology covers a wide and exciting array of activities ranging from quite fundamental research in biology through to the traditional fields of chemical engineering.
Much of this work is characterised by the belief that by understanding the relevant scientific principle upon which the phenomenon of interest is based we can develop innovative solutions to important problems in the fields of energy, the environment, sustainability and healthcare. The Department collaborates widely and its collaborations include joint research projects with the BP Institute for Multiphase Flow, the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre and Physics of Medicine. We are also active within the University’s teaching and research initiatives in Synthetic Biology. An important part of our research portfolio is the commercialisation of our research and we are proud of the increasing number and success of spin-out companies that have grown out of our research.
As you will see from this website, our research activities are most easily presented under 5 research theme headings. The specific research activities that lie within these themes can also be accessed directly.