skip to content

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

3. SEM micrograph of a co-spray dried, controlled release anti-asthma drug by Leonard Chia

SEM micrograph of a co-spray dried, controlled release anti-asthma drug. The hollow spheres decrease the density of the particles which increases its aerodynamic diameter, allowing it to escape the respiratory system's many clearance mechanisms to deposit in the deep lung. The textured surface of the particles also help to increase its aerosolisation ability.

Latest news

Powering Apollo 11: the fuel cell that took us to the moon

18 July 2019

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, find out about the little known invention that made the voyage possible.

Africans in STEM conference: opportunities and challenges

15 July 2019

The first Africans in STEM symposium held on 28 June 2019 in our department was aimed at celebrating African voices and ideas in STEM.

Annual conference highlights diverse impact of department research

4 July 2019

Our department Research Conference took place from 25-26 June, bringing together researchers from across the department, wider university, external institutions and industry.