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

Gary Lye Made Fellow of RAEng

The Royal Academy of Engineering is a national academy which aims to bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across all engineering sectors to advance and promote excellence in engineering. Professor Gary Lye was nominated this year to join the 2016 intake of fellows.

Published: Sep 22, 2016 9:47:23 AM

From Beer to Medicine: Postgraduate’s Public Engagement Evening

Last night, Thursday 14th September, Biochemical Engineering postgraduate students in The Department of Biochemical Engineering took over Howling Hops in Hackney Wick to take Biochemical Engineering to the public over a pint or two.

Published: Sep 15, 2016 3:36:11 PM

UCL Biochemical Engineering Team on Cover of Biotechnology Journal

The Biotechnology Journal (current IF 3.8) regularly publishes articles on bioprocess engineering and biochemical engineering. For the September issue, the research of the Microfluidics Group in UCL Biochemical Engineering made the cover of the Biotechnology Journal. 

Published: Sep 14, 2016 2:35:01 PM

Fatumina Abukar Shortlisted for WISE Rising Star Award

We're extremely pleased to announce that UCL Biochemical Engineering PhD Student Fatumina has made the shortlist of three finalists for the Rising Star award, sponsored by Intel. The winners will be announced at the WISE Awards ceremony in London on the 10th November 2016.

Published: Sep 9, 2016 4:41:26 PM

Patricia Perez Esteban finalist in ICheme Young Chemical Engineering Awards

Patricia has recently joined The Department of Biochemical Engineering as a teaching fellow, as well as taking up a new post Patricia has been nominated as a finalist in the ICheme Global Awards as Young Chemical Engineer in Research. The research is for a project in skin penetration.

Published: Aug 17, 2016 11:11:51 AM

Professor Gary Lye confirmed as Head of Department of Biochemical Engineering

"I am delighted to confirm that Professor Gary Lye has been appointed officially as the new HoD of Biochemical Engineering. Gary has been a super Deputy Head over the past years and a wonderful acting head over the past 6 months will be talking the department forward to even greater success." Professor Nigel Tichener-Hooker, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at UCL.

Published: Aug 16, 2016 1:00:37 PM