Meet the School
Read interviews with our current academics and profiles of our Chemical Engineers both past and present to discover more about the heritage and diversity of the School.
Meet the School 1st April 2019
We catch up with Rosa Cuellar-Franca and find out about her work in the environmental and economic assessment of industrial processes.
Meet the School 5th March 2019
In this post, Megan Jobson shares what first inspired her to become an engineer.
Meet the School 20th February 2019
“My industrial background has given me a very pragmatic and realistic approach to research,” says Anton Kiss. Find out more about him here.
Meet the School 13th February 2019
Heinrich Badenhorst helps us get to grips with carbon – and explains why Jurassic Park is his favourite movie.
Meet the School 13th December 2018
James Winterburn tells us what sparked his interest in industrial biotechnology and fermentation processes.
Meet the School 26th November 2018
Arthur Garforth explains what inspired him to become a chemical engineer.
Meet the School 30th August 2018
Our heterogeneous catalysis research is based on sold materials, either in a gaseous environment or a liquid environment. And these are used for emission control, for example in a car exhaust. Or to make fine chemicals or to make clean, sustainable energy.
Meet the School 24th February 2017
And on top of that there’s the MECD project, where we’re bringing the engineering schools together. It’s really quite an exciting period in the development of the University and I’m really looking forward to being involved and working in that building.
Meet the School 27th January 2017
It’s a place of global interest, it attracts the best people from all over the world, and that’s the first thing you need to drive your research forward. So, it’s very important.
Meet the School 21st December 2016
Well nowadays consumers are more aware of the sustainability impacts of their activities, what we call the environmental footprint. So through my research I’m contributing towards making our consumption habits more sustainable. And also, informing the public how small changes can make a big impact, a big difference, to the whole environment.