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.

Information for schools and pupils, and information about our outreach and public engagement activities including visits and events.

News & Events

Professor Ward wins ERA-NET grant

John Ward, Professor of Synthetic Biology for Bioprocessing and leader of the Synthetic Biology MRes, has won a 3 year, £431k ERA-NET ‘Biotechnology for a Sustainable Bioeconomy’ grant. This is part of a larger £2.17m grant involving three academic partners (RU Darmstadt, IAC Catalonia, Universite Clermont Auvergne) and two industrial partners (Prozomix and BASF). The project, TRALAMINOL, aims to create an integrated reaction platform for the synthesis of multifunctional chiral building blocks.

Published: Jan 2, 2018 12:03:43 PM

Bubbles in Medicine Stand at Science Spectacular Festival

As part of the Public Engagement module UCL Biochemical Engineering's Charnett Chau, Jas Kalayan, Maryam Hussain and Neil Forbes formed a group to run a stall at Manchester's Science Spectacular event in October

Published: Dec 18, 2017 9:32:49 AM

Biochemical Engineering Graduate Georgina Hunter Joins WES Council

Georgina graduated from the Engineering (Biochemical) MEng in August of this year with a first class honours. We are very proud to be able to share the news that she has been elected to join the council of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). WES was set up to support women engineers to achieve their potential, to encourage and promote the education of engineering and promote diversity and equality in the workplace.

Published: Dec 7, 2017 4:16:29 PM

Welcome to New Administration Assistant Sandra Starosta

A warm welcome to Sandra Starosta who joins the professional services team on level 4 as the Administration Assistant. We look forward to working with Sandra and invite colleagues to introduce themselves when they're in the administration office.

Published: Dec 4, 2017 5:01:34 PM

UCL Spin-out Puridify Bought by GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare has completed the acquisition of Puridify, a bioprocessing start-up that is developing a nanofiber-based platform purification technology for biopharmaceutical production. "The Puridify story started in 2008 with an engineering doctoral project (funded by the EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership) that was thought up by Prof Dan Bracewell (UCL Biochemical Engineering) and Prof Bob Stevens (STFC). The industrial applicability of the technology was intended from the outset and this supported the commercial opportunity which took its first steps with an initial patent filing in 2012…

Published: Dec 4, 2017 4:08:32 PM