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laser Research around laser sensors designed in the department of chemical engineering has been highlighted in the latest issue of EPSRC's newsline magazine. The issue is focused on novel green technologies and the sensors could help in the design of next generation low emission engines in the aero and automobile industries. Dr. Johan Hult, member of the Laser Analytics group and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, has developed a method of generating ultra fast wavelength sweeps covering several hundreds of nanometres in wavelength at repetition rates exceeding 10 million times a second. This extraordinary technology permits the dynamic tracking of chemical phenomena in situ at unrivalled time resolution, yielding insights into processes such as pollutant formation and combustion generated engine instabilities. There are also promising applications in other fields such as biomedical sensing.

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'The science of small things': Ljiljana Fruk gives TEDx talk on bio-nanotechnology in medicine

12 December 2019

Watch Dr Ljiljana Fruk, head of our Bionano Engineering group, share her research into bio-nano hybrid materials for medical diagnostics, targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering at TEDx Koenigsallee in Germany.

Alumna Deborah Grubbe President-elect of AIChE

6 December 2019

Alumna and former Winston Churchill Scholar Deborah Grubbe has been named President-elect 2020 of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE)

MBE students in highlight city event on tackling air pollution

6 December 2019

Our MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise students Adam Karlsson and Sven Hollmann on 'Tackling Toxic Air Pollution in Cities' event organised by the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House in London