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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


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Colin Deddis joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, on 10 November 2003, as University Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Design.

Colin holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Process Technology & Management and has over 13 years design and operating experience with BP plc. This has covered a wide range of processes from offshore oil and gas production to onshore oil refining and petrochemicals. The type of work has been varied and has included designing new platforms for oil production in the Caspian Sea, troubleshooting operational problems and presenting economic justifications for new projects.

He hopes that his practical experience will be of benefit to the Department and will try to avoid telling too many war stories!

His interests include mountaineering and canoeing when not running around after his two sons aged 6 and 4.

Latest news

Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

16 September 2019

Researchers from our Adsorption and Advanced Materials group have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.

August paper of the month: Ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance of liquids confined in ferromagnetic and paramagnetic materials

16 September 2019

Researchers from our department’s magnetic resonance research centre show new insight provided by ultra-low-field techniques.

Our MPhil in Biotechnology wraps up a successful first year

4 September 2019

Our MPhil in Biotechnology 2018-19 course came to an official close last week with their first student cohort presenting their work at the course symposium.