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Welcome from the Head of Department

Welcome to the website of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB), on behalf of the Head of Department, Professor Lisa Hall.

Our aim is to produce the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow, together with the industrial processes and bioscientific advances they will employ. Our strategy is to work at the interfaces between engineering, chemistry, biology and physics. We create a unique multidisciplinary research environment within the University of Cambridge, in which collaborations with academic and industrial organisations flourish.  Our research programmes encompass sustainable reaction engineering, chemical product and process design, healthcare, measurement, and materials science. The fusion of leading biotechnology research with chemical engineering skills, within an ethos of commercial awareness, supports our continuing development and discovery at the science-engineering interface.

CEB conducts internationally-leading research and training and we are recognised around the world, as a browse through our news archive will confirm. For example, in 2016 "Among the best in the world" the QS World University Rankings by Subject placed the University of Cambridge Chemical Engineering overall fourth in the world, amongst 200 Universities, and top outside North America.

The lifeblood of CEB is its people and we strongly welcome the very best staff, students and researchers from around the world to become part of its mission. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity.  Currently, we recognise that there is a great deal of uncertainty around the referendum result calling for the UK to leave the European Union. However, this will not affect our inclusive approach and proactive international outlook to make CEB an attractive place for the very best global talent.

We encourage exceptional and highly motivated graduates from all corners of the world to consider our range of engaging and stimulating study opportunities, and graduate student programmes. Our innovative research, underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture, spans the wide range of disciplines embodied by modern chemical engineering and biotechnology. Our commitment is to apply research for the benefit of society. We would like you to be part of our success in achieving this.

Professor Lisa Hall

Head of Department

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Dr Janire Saez awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

Jun 14, 2019

Dr Janire Saez awarded Marie Curie Fellowship for her work on organ-on-chip devices for cancer research.

Senior academic promotions in the department

Jun 13, 2019

Dr Bart Hallmark has been promoted to University Senior Lecturer, and Dr Ljiljana Fruk and Dr Andy Sederman both promoted to Personal Readerships.

Design Project winners 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Congratulations to the two winning groups of our 2019 Design Project on "the processing of sour North Sea gas".

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Upcoming events

CAS Consultancy talk: Assembly Effect with Troika

Jun 19, 2019

Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology (Atrium) Philippa Fawcett Drive Cambridge, CB3 0AS

CEB Research Conference 2019

Jun 25, 2019

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS

Africans in STEM Symposium

Jun 28, 2019

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS

Machine learning and AI in (bio)chemical engineering

Jul 08, 2019

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS

Upcoming events