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
(2017-09-13)We investigate the mechanical properties of amorphous polymers by means of coarse-grained simulations and nona ne lattice dynamics theory. A small increase of polymer chain bending sti ness leads rst to softening of the ...
(APS, 2017-09-18)An atomic-scale theory of the viscoelastic response of metallic glasses is derived from first principles, using a Zwanzig-Caldeira-Leggett system-bath Hamiltonian as a starting point within the framework of nonaffine ...
(Elsevier, 2017-06-30)Oral dosage forms are an integral part of modern health care and account for the majority of drug delivery systems. Traditionally the analysis of the dissolution behaviour of a dosage form is used as the key parameter to ...
Screening and techno-economic assessment of biomass-based power generation with CCS technologies to meet 2050 CO2 targets (Elsevier, 2017-03-15)Biomass-based power generation combined with CO2 capture and storage (Biopower CCS) currently represents one of the few practical and economic means of removing large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere, and the only ...