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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Photo of Dr Paterson Congratulations to Dr Bill Paterson on his appointment as a University Senior Lecturer (April, 2003). Bill gained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 1975 and joined the department at Cambridge as a University Lecturer a few years later. His research interests are chemical reaction engineering and process simulation and synthesis.

Other recent staff changes are that Dr Robert Falconer has joined the department as the Research Co-ordinator in Bioscience Engineering, based in the CUBE (Cambridge Unit for Bioscience Engineering), Dr Peter Foreman is the Department Secretary (Technical Resources) and Dr Andy Sederman becomes the new Senior Magnetic Resonance Research Scientist at MRRC. Annette Williams also joined the department in March as a Senior Research Biotechnician.

We would like to congratulate everyone on their appointments and promotions.

Latest news

A new world (dis)order for efficient semiconductors

11 November 2019

Scientists from our Optoelectronic Materials and Device Spectroscopy group investigating perovskite materials for next generation solar cells and flexible LEDs have discovered that they can be more efficient when their chemical compositions are less ordered, vastly simplifying production processes and lowering cost.

The topology of disordered 3D graphenes: Rosalind Franklin’s pre-DNA problem untangled

8 November 2019

Researchers from our Computational Modelling group have published a possible solution to why disordered carbon structures are reluctant to turn into graphite, a puzzle that perplexed Rosalind Franklin before her discovery of the structure of DNA.

September paper of the month: flexible production of micro and nanofluidic devices

22 October 2019

Researchers from our Laser Analytics group have developed a laser-based manufacturing process that can produce combined nanofluidic and microfluidic devices in a fast and scalable manner.