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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


To support our aim to pursue excellence in teaching and research, recent investments have included the creation of the Interdisciplinary Materials Research Laboratory (IMPL), improvements to the computer rooms and the refurbishment of office and lab space around the department.

In the summer of 2001, the main teaching laboratory was completely refurbished and refitted and this was completed in time for the start of the Michaelmas term in October 2001.

The next phase of the programme is the creation of CUBE, the Cambridge Unit for Bioscience Engineering. As the emphasis of Chemical Engineering changes, so the needs of researchers change and large open plan laboratories need to be replaced by smaller rooms with specialised equipment. The CUBE building works started in December 2001.

photo of improvements to the libraryIn response to student requests, the Department Library is also being refurbished. There have been improvements to the book stacks and the librarian's office to make the library more accessible and friendly. There is now more space for students to work and the furniture in the new area is clearly so popular that undergraduates were using it before we even had chance to take the wrappers off.


Latest news

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.

Dr Janire Saez awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

14 June 2019

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