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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Latest issue of the department newsletter

The current issue of CEB Focus, the newsletter of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, has just been launched. CEB Focus is published three times a year and aims to showcase department teaching and research activities and achievements to the outside world.

In this issue the Cover Article describes the topping out ceremony for our new department building in West Cambridge with the latest building progress update from construction firm Morgan Sindall.

Graduate Hub tells of recent academic interview with BBC radio ‘Naked Scientists’ discussing ways to protect biological things through harsh environments. Teaching Matters shares recent changes to Tripos Part IIB syllabus and wonderful news about the new addition of MRes in Sensor Technologies to the CEB Programme portfolio. Its Programme Manager Dr Oliver Hadeler talks about sensor technology in CEB Innovation.

Research Highlights presents research projects by talented young researchers including CEB prize winner, our very own Fanny Yueng (Colloids and Cell Organism Engineering Group) with ‘Life in Extreme Environments: The Role of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Under Conditions of Abiotic Stress’. Industry Business tells about Shell, one of our Teaching Consortium Member of Companies, and their support of CEB students and teaching activities.

Achievements worth noting are the recent academic promotions of Dr Axel Zeitler and Dr Sarah Rough and the success of CEB students’ business ideas at CUE £5K Grand Finale. Our Research Feature presents an account of the birth of the Portable Extensional Rheometer device idea in Borneo from a conversation about Rheology in college.

Finally, Alumni Corner announces the ‘Amy Li’s Memorial Fund’ recently set up by DNV-GL in honour of our deceased alumna

If you’d like to contribute to a future issue please contact the Editorial Team on for more information. The deadline for content for the next issue is 5 December 2015.

Latest news

Powering Apollo 11: the fuel cell that took us to the moon

18 July 2019

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, find out about the little known invention that made the voyage possible.

Africans in STEM conference: opportunities and challenges

15 July 2019

The first Africans in STEM symposium held on 28 June 2019 in our department was aimed at celebrating African voices and ideas in STEM.

Annual conference highlights diverse impact of department research

4 July 2019

Our department Research Conference took place from 25-26 June, bringing together researchers from across the department, wider university, external institutions and industry.