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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology has long recognised the need for a greater level of commercialisation of public and charity funded research, as well as for educational programmes focused on instilling the enterprise mindset in future generations. Indeed, the Department already has a strong record in facilitating technology transfer from its research platforms to the marketplace: In the last decade, the Institute of  Biotechnology alone has filed around 100 patent applications, established nine successful spin-off companies and have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its 21st century vision for bio-entrepreneurship.

We believe that the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is a most attractive collaborative partner for joint research with industry. However, we also recognise that our impact from fundamental research in processes, healthcare and materials arises via different routes and cultural pathways. Impact is driven through:

  • Industrial links via consultancy, studentships, contracts and longer term research programmes, which can lead to improved processes, thereby enhancing productivity, competitiveness and wealth creation
  • Entrepreneurship, leading to spin-outs, where CEB has extended this to embrace social and ethical entrepreneurship
  • Clinical relationships resulting from a combination of entrepreneurial and collaborative activities

 

University Enterprise activities:

Latest news

Graduate Student Award for Kimberly Bowal at AIChE Annual General Meeting

20 January 2020

PhD student Kimberly Bowal awarded a “Carbon Nanomaterials Graduate Student Award” for her presentation at the AIChE AGM.

November paper of the month: low-cost open-source imaging technique can visualise whole organs

8 January 2020

Researchers from our Laser Analytics group have developed a low-cost, open-source imaging system that can visualise groups of cells or organ tissues without cutting the tissues.

Professor Gladden appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

3 January 2020

Former HoD, Professor Lynn Gladden, Executive Chair of EPSRC, named Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours list for her services to Academic and Industrial Research in Chemical Engineering.