Biochemical Engineering


Department of Biochemical Engineering

Our excellent international reputation derives from a shared passion to understand how life science discoveries can be converted into commercially viable products on a truly global scale.

Find out about our BSc, BEng, MEng, MRes, MSc and PhD programmes.

90% of our research activity is rated either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ (REF2014).

The MBI® modules and VISION Leadership programme are dedicated to supporting the wider industry with knowledge transfer, skills development and career advancement.

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News & Events

Vaccines development and manufacture – a forward look at the Innovation Landscape for the UK

This event, in partnership with KTN, will take place on the 6th September in London. The aim of the meeting is to bring together the vaccine development and manufacturing community in human health in the UK, to learn about the latest innovative technologies, hear about current UK capabilities and DoH investments to date, the work of the UK Vaccine network and also potentially future opportunities for funding through mechanisms such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Published: Jul 19, 2017 2:55:36 PM

Ribia Garcia Arrazola wins IEP Teaching Excellence Award

The UCL Engineering Integrated Engineering Programme (that includes the BEng Biochemical Engineering and MEng Biochemical Engineering degrees) celebrated another successful year of teaching on Wednesday 12 July by recognising the achievement of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants in 4 categories. We’re very pleased to announce that Ribia Garcia Arrazola won the award for Best Assessment and Feedback. Other Biochemical Engineering team members nominated were Charnett Chau (left): Best Student Engagement) and Chika (Mauryn) Nweke (right): Best Leadership and Best Student Engagement. 

Published: Jul 13, 2017 1:38:26 PM

Ideas to Impact: Transforming Research Outcomes into Engagement with Business

The Biochemical Engineering Departments career development program recently delivered a 3 day workshop on creating entrepreneurial researchers. This bespoke 3 day workshop, ran on 14 June – 16 June 2017, was created in collaboration with the UCL School of Management. The primary objectives were to deliver the specific set of skills and knowledge (rather than a full spectrum business course) that would be most useful to research staff when creating and developing an entrepreneurial mind-set, and to instil confidence and understanding of the language of business.

Published: Jul 5, 2017 11:05:47 AM

Arran Finlan Wins Best Poster Prize at ISAP 2017

Arran writes "The ISAP (International Society for Applied Phycology, https://isap2017.sciencesconf.org/) conference in Nantes from the 18th-23rd June was all about microalgae and macroalgae. There were lots of presentations each day on the research being done in phycology. There were 4 main categories for the talks; biology, application, process and industry.

Published: Jul 3, 2017 1:57:38 PM

Dr Ivan Wall Made Reader in Cell & Gene Therapy Bioprocessing

Professor Gary Lye, Head of Department, says “This promotion reflects not only Ivan’s internationally recognised role in the field but also the work he has done in leading the successful Regenerative Medicine IEP Minor and being the faculty lead for the new Medical Sciences and Engineering degree programme that starts in the Autumn.”

Published: Jun 27, 2017 9:58:01 AM

Welcome to the Beaker Society's 2017 Committee

The Beaker Society is the postgraduate society at The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering and each year a new committee is appointed. We are very pleased to welcome Alex Olivares Molina, Vincent Wiegmann, Greta Jasulaityte, Arman Amini, Akash Pandya and Mauricio Martin Bufajer to their new roles and are grateful to them for taking time to tell us about their new roles.

Published: Jun 21, 2017 3:44:53 PM