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

• #### Polymer Fluids Group

Conducts research on the flow behaviour of materials; collection includes a wide range of scientific images and video sequences

### Collections in this community

• #### 60th Anniversary - Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Presentations and photographs from the the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Department of Chemical Engineering
• #### Images - Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Departmental Images for the Department of Chemical Engineering

### Recent Submissions

• #### Fluorescence Self-Quenching from Reporter Dyes Informs on the Structural Properties of Amyloid Clusters Formed in Vitro and in Cells ﻿

(American Chemical Society, 2017-01-11)
The characterization of the aggregation kinetics of protein amyloids and the structural properties of the ensuing aggregates are vital in the study of the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative diseases and the discovery ...
• #### triSPIM: light sheet microscopy with isotropic super-resolution ﻿

(Optical Society of America, 2016-09-07)
We propose a three-objective light sheet microscopy geometry which, through a combination of skewed lattice light sheet excitation through two objectives and the computational fusion of images taken from two separate lens ...
• #### The effect of Me$_{2}$SO overexposure during cryopreservation on HOS TE85 and hMSC viability, growth and quality ﻿

(Elsevier, 2016-12-01)
With the cell therapy industry continuing to grow, the ability to preserve clinical grade cells, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), whilst retaining cell viability and function remains critical for the generation of ...
• #### Using an experimentally-determined model of the evolution of pore structure for the calcination of cycled limestones ﻿

(Elsevier, 2016-11-15)
A pseudo-steady state model of reaction and diffusion has been constructed to model the non-isothermal calcination of limestone particles which have been subjected to a history of cycling between the calcined and carbonated ...