skip to content

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

BillDr Bill Paterson has taken early retirement. He officially retired on 31 December 2007, but continued to teach a few classes.

However, this morning, Wednesday, 12 March, 2008, he delivered his last lecture to the Part IIB class on the subject of Advanced Transport Processes. Many members of staff and postgraduate students gatecrashed this lecture. Dr Ian Wilson said a few words and presented him with a bottle of whisky to mark the occasion.

Bill joined the Department from the University of Edinburgh on 1 October 1981. He has worked in the areas of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Heat Exchanger Fouling, Process Simulation and Synthesis, and was one of the leaders of the Powder and Paste Processing Group.

Head of Department, Professor Lynn Gladden said, "Bill will be a great loss to the Department - his expertise across academic and industrial practice has been hugely important to the Department. I hope you will join me in wishing Bill all the best."

Part IIB class

Latest news

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.

Collaborative air pollution project wins Vice-Chancellor's Research Impact and Engagement Award

15 October 2019

Student-led initiative Open-Seneca, which aims to create a global low-cost mobile air pollution sensor network driven by citizen science, was a winner in the collaboration category of the annual awards from the University's Vice-Chancellor

Sensor CDT highlights key role of sensing in sustainability at annual Sensors Day conference

15 October 2019

We celebrated the work of our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future in two events last week, showcasing contributions from students and academic and industrial partners.