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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Prof Nigel Slater

Professor Nigel Slater has been appointed to the Commission on Human Medicines to advise on biological medicines and vaccines. Primarily, the Commission advises government ministers on matters relating to human medicinal products and also advises UK medicines regulatory authorities in relation to the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines.

Professor Slater's work at the Department of Chemical Engineering falls under the Microstructure Engineering and Processes themes and he is the head of the Bioscience engineering group.

Commission on Human Medicines

BioScience Engineering Group

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.