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

Inspiring Budding Engineers: Fiona Truscott hosts LIYSF at Biochemical Engineering

A group from the London International Youth Science Forum (LYISF) visited The Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL to spend some time with Dr Fiona Truscott using some of the robotic systems to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. As part of Fiona’s work she is an active partner with UCL Engineering facilitating outreach activities to school students particularly with an emphasis on reaching underserved student potential students groups in engineering.  

Published: Aug 18, 2017 10:42:56 AM

Victor Diran Joins The Department of Biochemical Engineering

The Department of Biochemical Engineering is pleased to welcome a new team member: Victor Diran joins us as the CDT Manager & Postgraduate Programme Manager, taking over from Kate Sym who is now the Targeted Healthcare Hub Manager. Victor joins us from the UCL School of Pharmacy, where he worked for over five years in a similar capacity. We wish Victor all the best and look forward to working with him.

Published: Aug 16, 2017 4:36:01 PM

3M in collaborative project with Dan Bracewell

3M has commissioned experts at UCL  to conduct in-depth research into the performance of its Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier. The project will examine how the science-based technology company’s product can be used to enhance continuous processing within the biotechnology industry.

Published: Aug 10, 2017 2:45:55 PM

Dan Bracewell and Tarit Mukhopadhyay win £1.3m RCUK Grant

Prof Daniel Bracewell and Dr Tarit Mukhopadhyay, member of the team in the UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering, have won £1.3M as part of a £4.6M grant from the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) together with collaborators at the University of Kent, The London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London and Thai partners. The four year project aims to establish biopharmaceutical and animal vaccine production capacity in Thailand and neighbouring South East Asian countries.

Published: Jul 28, 2017 4:06:03 PM

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