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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


The opening ceremony for the Cambridge Weblab, developed by members of the Computational Modelling Group, took place on the 8th December 2006. This event brought together delegates from industry and universities with a common interest in process control, chemical engineering, and e-learning. In addition, there were several dignitaries in attendance, including the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Prof. Ian Leslie and Executive Director of the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI), Prof. Mike Gregory. Demonstrating the Weblab's capacity for remote operation, the opening took place via an internet connection, with the official commissioning accompanied by speeches and talks. After the opening, the delegates were able to get hands-on experience of the Weblab during a discussion and demonstration session followed by a lunch at Emmanuel College.

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Front row, left to right: Dr Markus Kraft (Principal Investigator), Prof Lynn Gladden (Head of Department of Chemical Engineering), Martin Kremer (Science Director at the German Embassy), Stephen Hughes (General Manager - Siemens), Mike Goodson (Teaching Fellow)
Back row: Prof Mike Gregory (Executive director of CMI), Brian Holliday (General Manager - Siemens), Prof Ian Leslie (Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Cambridge), Anders Selmer (Dept. of Chemical Engineering), Mike Abbott, Christian Callegari, Gert Rohrmann (all Siemens)


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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.