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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Technical officers and research facilities

We have a range of multi-disciplinary research activities, from engineering to physical and biological sciences. Core research infrastructure and resources are supported by our senior technical officers with distinct roles and expertise in physical sciences (Simon Butler), engineering and imaging (Kamran Yunus), and biotechnology (Hassan Rahmoune). They can be contacted using the group email address

The team is responsible for the management of core departmental facilities, and have structured these instruments into centres relating to capability and expertise:

These centres support a core cluster of instruments within the department, allowing all research staff to access our core facilities, high level advice, and training and support for their research activities. These facilities are available to all researchers in our department and can be accessed by other members of the University or external users through consultation with our technical officers.

Support available from our senior technical officers

  • Support and manage the research activities within the department (research grants preparation/administration and undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral co-supervision).
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct leading research programmes in collaboration with academic staff and industry.
  • Promote inter-departmental collaboration and work with PIs and external collaborators via grant co-application and/or consultancies.
  • Support and manage undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities across the department.

 For further details please contact