Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
About this community
Includes research areas relevant to food, pharmaceuticals, water, energy and polymers (i.e. most aspects of our everyday life) and is centrally concerned with sustainable development and the related issues of safety, health and the environment
On 1 August 2008, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute of Biotechnology merged to become the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
The Department of Chemical Engineering was founded in 1948. With the enormous advances in theory and practice since then, chemical engineering has developed from its initial base around the reaction and processing of liquids and gases to include the processing of biological materials and solid or solid-like materials of all kinds. Chemical engineering is thus relevant to food, pharmaceuticals, water, energy and polymers (i.e. most aspects of our everyday life) and is centrally concerned with sustainable development and the related issues of safety, health and the environment.
Key research areas:
- Processes: gasification and combustion, multi-scale reaction engineering, catalysis, bio-separations, gene therapy, carbon sequestration, adsorption-separations, granular flows, microreactor technology
- Microstructure Engineering: paste processing, rheology of complex fluids, pharmaceutical delivery, adsorbents, food engineering
- Measurement Techniques: sensors, X-ray diffraction, THz imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, laser analytics, reactive flow imaging, light scattering, fluid dynamic gauging
- Modelling: process optimisation: CFD, stochastic modelling, molecular modelling, analytical methods, lattice Boltzmann methods.
Sub-communities within this community
Conducts research on the flow behaviour of materials; collection includes a wide range of scientific images and video sequences
Collections in this community
Presentations and photographs from the the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Departmental Images for the Department of Chemical Engineering
Nuclear Spin Relaxation and Diffusion Studies of Adsorption and Dynamics at the Catalyst-Liquid Interface (2020-01-25)The rational design of active materials for liquid-phase heterogeneous catalytic processes requires a detailed understanding of interactions occurring at the solid-liquid interface. The elucidation of such dynamics is of ...
At an age when breastfeeding is the optimal nutritional support for infants, oral drug delivery can be challenging. In the past, the concept of drug delivery during breastfeeding was developed as a means to address challenges ...
(2020-02-22)Drug development studies and other applications in diagnostics/therapeutics require pH measurement down to the micro or nanoscale to provide relevant subcellular information, but the most widely used optical pH sensors ...
(2019-11-30)This dissertation describes experimental studies to understand the structure of biocompatible pH responsive polymers and their interaction with the biological system in order to design more effective entities for biomedical ...