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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Katherine Smart

Katherine Smart makes brewing history as the first woman to be appointed as Renter Warden of the Worshipful Company of Brewers

27 August 2020

Our Lecturer in Brewing and Distilling Science and Diageo’s expert brewer, Katherine Smart, is the first woman to be appointed Renter Warden of one of the oldest of the City guilds or livery companies.

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Helen Schofield

Helen Schofield awarded Salters' Institute graduate prize

24 August 2020

Student Helen Schofield, who graduated from our Chemical Engineering degree this summer, has been awarded the 2020 Salters' Institute Graduate Award

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Andi Reci

Andi Reci awarded Danckwerts-Pergamon prize for best PhD thesis

17 August 2020

The former PhD student in magnetic resonance supervised by Professor Dame Lynn Gladden and Dr Andy Sederman, was awarded the 2019 prize for his thesis "Signal sampling and processing in magnetic resonance applications."

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Novel analysis illuminates crucial role of ‘recycled’ light in solar panels and LEDs

5 August 2020

The research by scientists in our optoelectronic materials group exposes a link between the so-called ‘photon recycling’ process, and the energy efficiency of LEDs and solar cells.

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OccuCamb

OccuCamb: helping the department return to the workplace during Covid-19

3 August 2020

Students from our EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future are developing open sensor technologies to help our staff and students return to working in the department safely.

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Roisin Owens, Gabi Kaminski Schierle and Graham Christie

Academic promotions for Róisín Owens, Gabi Kaminski-Schierle and Graham Christie

16 July 2020

Congratulations to Róisín Owens, promoted to Professor of Bioelectronics, Gabi Kaminski-Schierle, promoted to Reader, and Graham Christie, promoted to University Senior Lecturer

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Schematic of membrane on a chip device

Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19

6 July 2020

Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and may soon be used to test potential drug candidates for COVID-19.

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An advanced prototype of the PoliValve

New heart valve could transform open heart surgery for millions of patients globally

29 June 2020

The new polymeric heart valve, developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge, prevents the need for life-long blood thinning medication.

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Latest news

Alumnus Professor Su Shiung Lam recognised as 2020 Top Research Scientists Malaysia

22 December 2020

Chemical Engineering alumnus Professor Su Shiung Lam has recently been recognised as one of the 2020 Top Research Scientists Malaysia by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).

Chemical looping of biomass shows potential as ‘carbon negative’ energy solution

18 December 2020

New study shows technique leads to 3.5 times faster reaction rate and more complete combustion

High speed super-resolution microscopy records driving force of cellular protein factories

17 December 2020

Researchers from our Laser Analytics group have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.