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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

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.