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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Holographic sensors for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in the developing world by Ali Yetisen

Infectious diseases in  the developing world represents a tough challenge in achieving the  Millennium Development of Goals by 2015. In healthcare biotechnology  group, we develop microfluidic assay-based point-of-care diagnostic  devices (rapid tests). The technology enables monitoring infectious diseases in resource-poor settings through smartphones or  telemedicine.

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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.