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

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

Kate Sym Appointed Departmental Manager for Biochemical Engineering

The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering is pleased to announce that Kate Sym has been appointed to the post of Departmental Manager. Kate has been with the department for several years, first as DCT Manager, then as Targeted Healthcare Hub Manager. We wish Kate all the best in her new role.

Published: Nov 29, 2017 10:13:27 AM

MEng Student Amandeep Varia on Placement at Eli Lilly Kinsale

On Thursday 16 November we held a virtual open day for prospective degree students here at The Department of Biochemical Engineering (see a recording of the event here). Qasim Rafiq was joined by current 2nd year BSc Bioprocessing of New Medicines programme, Student Karen and Communications and Outreach Coordinator Kim Morgan. Amandeep Varia (pictured above 2nd from right with other members of 2016 iGem team) joined online to talk about her placement and iGem. You can read a transcript of the interview below.

Published: Nov 20, 2017 4:50:18 PM

Gloria Lam's Career Destination Report Published in IChemE Newsletter

Biochemical Engineering graduate Gloria Lam has been looking into where her cohort have gone onto since graduating two years ago. Gloria has used social media - FaceBook and LinkedIn - to contact the class of 2015 to find out where they are and what they've gone on to do. 

Published: Nov 2, 2017 4:45:30 PM