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
(Elsevier, 2017-02-01)Rapid convective deposition is used to assemble nanoparticle coatings from suspension, with controllable thickness. Varying film thickness generates stress-induced linear cracks with highly monodisperse spacing. Film ...
(Elsevier, 2017-06-14)Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has recently been demonstrated to measure the film coating thickness of pharmaceutical tablets and pellets directly. The results enable the analysis of inter- and intra-tablet coating ...
(Elsevier, 2017-08-04)In this paper Gradient Flow methods are used to solve systems of differential-algebraic equations via a novel reformulation strategy, focusing on the solution of index-1 differential-algebraic equation systems. A reformulation ...
(Elsevier, 2017-04-01)We present designs for compact, inexpensive and strong dipole permanent magnets aimed primarily at magnetic resonance applications where prepolarization and detection occur at different locations. Low-homogeneity magnets ...