Biochemical Engineering


Department of Biochemical Engineering

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News & Events

Dr Frank Baganz awarded £87k by Newton Fund

Manufacturing sugar results in a by-product called vinasse, that can be converted to biogas leading to a anaerobic digestion (AD) sludge. This sludge is produced in vast quantities and is causing significant environmental issues in Columbia. Dr Frank Baganz has been developing expertise within The Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL in developing biotransformation processes that have the potential to find a sustainable solution to generating energy from biomass feedstocks.

Published: Feb 17, 2017 2:14:58 PM

Dr Rafiq New Team Member's Q&A

Qasim Rafiq has recently joined The Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL. He kindly took some time out to answer questions about how his journey from being a biochemical engineering undergraduate at UCL 13 years ago to joining the research team in January.

Published: Feb 6, 2017 4:38:22 PM

EngD Student Ivano Colao wins ECI Poster Competition

UCL Biochemical Engineering Engineering Doctorate Student Ivano Colao (pictured third from left) recently has just returned from the  ECI Scale-up and Manufacturing of Cell-based Therapies Conference in San Diego. His poster titled "Development of Downstream Processing Options for the Commercial Scale Purification of Stem Cell Derived Exosomes" won  the Best Snapshot award.

Published: Jan 27, 2017 9:25:04 AM

Dr Stefanie Frank Joins The Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL

We at The Department of Biochemical Engineering are very pleased to have Stefanie Frank join the team. Stefanie grew up in Germany and graduated from the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena. In 2001, she came to the UK to work as a research technician in the group of Prof David Becker (UCL) where she helped to develop a wound-healing drug.

Published: Jan 18, 2017 10:52:48 AM