Open Days & Virtual Tours

UCL Biochemical Engineering researcher in lab

PhD/EngD Open Day

Date: Wednesday 28 January 2015 
Time: 2-5pm 
Location: tbc, UCL Bloomsbury Campus

If you are thinking about pursuing a research degree in Biochemical Engineering, our PhD/EngD open day will give you the opportunity to ask questions, check out our facilities and learn more about our department.

Staff and students will be on hand to provide guidance and information on our research opportunities and industrial placements as well as how to apply for our programmes.

The event will cover:

  • Department research profile briefing
  • EngD vs PhD routes and application process
  • Tour of facilities
  • Q & A session
  • Research experiences (Current EngD/PhD student views)
  • Refreshments

To register for our open day, please email Jana Small: jana.small@ucl.ac.uk

Virtual tours: The Pilot Plant

The Pilot Plant is an intermediate scale, industrial manufacturing facility that is used use to bring products to commercialisation. It is located in the basement of the Bernard Katz building and we’re one of the few university departments in Europe to have one. Pilot scale bioreactors, homogenisers and centrifuges give our students the hands on training and experience required to broaden their understanding.  It allows them to consider the industrial perspective on commercialisation and adds value to their experience. 

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Teaching Laboratories

All undergraduate and masters students are required to supplement their lectures with laboratory practicals. Laboratories such as the one below are used to teach students key engineering fundamentals such as oxygen transfer and fluid dynamics, as well as biochemical assays and protocols. Doctoral students are trained as demonstrators for lab practicals, which provides valuable teaching experience.

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Our Research

The research conducted by the department is used as the basis of teaching materials. Research into protein engineering, biofuels, vaccines and regenerative medicine feed directly into all levels of degree based learning. Our discoveries today will help shape tomorrow's products. Final year students will have the opportunity to work on a research project of their choosing giving them additional research experience. 

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