Meet the Department
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 Department.
Meet the Department 23rd March 2016
Chemical Engineering is a very diverse course so you get people from all over the world – different languages, different cultures – a lot of whom I’m still in touch with right now. And I made some really great friends who are now some of the best friends that I’ve ever had.
Meet the Department 25th February 2016
So water nowadays, in my opinion, is like a matter of national security, right? So my research can…we are basically studying how to control the water loss and water evaporation from land. And that, of course, will be a huge benefit for the public.
Meet the Department 29th January 2016
So we take our inspiration from natural materials, from shells, from how bananas organise when they grow, for example. And then we will actually design molecules, and look at how molecules interact with each other, and design them so that they pack and structure in a highly efficient and well organised way.
Meet the Department 18th December 2015
In that area, of course, when I do a good job, or when the industry takes up my research, then it leads to price reductions or time to market reductions. So that means that pharmaceuticals might be available faster or might be cheaper. And that, of course, is highly beneficial to the general public. I would say in any Western state, but also, specifically the UK.
Meet the Department 27th November 2015
Yeah, so I think the way I kind of got into engineering, and becoming an academic in chemical engineering, involved a lot of luck. Some conscious decisions as well, but really it was sort of a random path that ended up in the right place. I think I’m in the right place for me, and that’s because what I always had was curiosity.