UCL Chemical Engineering
Winning team left-to-right: Serena Dosanjh, Tanya Ghannam, Ashwath Manavazahagan, Simran Chaggar, Rhemet Chaggar, Spyros Dimoulas, far-right: John McGagh FTSE, FIChemE, President IChemE 2017-18
Published: May 25, 2018 9:31:09 AM
Federico Galvanin and Michail Stamatakis Awarded £2M EPSRC grant for Cognitive Chemical Manufacturing
It is an unceasing challenge to reduce the time scale for development of new chemical products to the point of reliable manufacture and entrance into the market place. Any delays will result in both the loss of revenue for companies, and delayed benefit to the consumers, whilst rushed development might lead to quality issues. This can have significant societal implications, for example impacting the availability, or critical quality of crucial medicines to patients. Therefore, there is a real need to minimise the time taken to identify safe and robust chemical manufacturing processes. These processes however, are complex with process outcome being affected by a vast number of chemical and physical parameters; e.g. temperature, pressure, reagent stoichiometry, pH, heat and mass transfer affect quality and scalability making the definition of a chemical process at manufacturing scale a very challenging task. The sheer number of variables means that a systematic, 'change one factor at a time' approach is practically impossible and generally disregards the fact that some factors might be heavily correlated.
Published: May 24, 2018 5:03:34 PM
The Provost’s Engineering Engagement Awards ceremony was held on 8th May. The event celebrates and recognises excellence in engineering engagement by staff and students at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences; their aim is to inspire children and young people as the next generation of engineers and innovators.
Published: May 24, 2018 4:47:01 PM
In a video interview Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens discusses 'Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering - a Pathway to Innovation in Particle Technology', with Dr Ben Freireich from Particulate Solid Research.
Published: May 24, 2018 3:57:59 PM
Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens, Dr Victor Francia and Kaiqiao Wu from the Centre of Nature Inspired Engineering presented at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT), held in Orlando, USA from 22-26 April and was in conjunction with the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting & 14th Global Congress on Process Safety.
Published: May 24, 2018 10:00:41 AM
We are pleased to announce that our second year MEng student Cai Xinrui has been recently awarded additional funds from UCL ChangeMakers.
Published: Apr 20, 2018 4:07:01 PM
The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced long-term support to Professor Paul Shearing from UCL Chemical Engineering as a global visionary to develop more efficient, safer, and cheaper battery technologies.
Published: Apr 12, 2018 3:19:28 PM
Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) hosted shale gas experts from Qatar, Europe, the United States and Australia for a daylong symposium to present results of ShaleXenvironmenT, a multidisciplinary international research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program.
Published: Mar 27, 2018 2:49:57 PM
On Monday, 12th of March 2018, a great meeting took place between Chemical Engineering, Architecture, Biochemical Engineering, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris with Malica Schmidt, Nina Jotanovich, Marc-Olivier Coppens, Marcos Cruz, Brenda Parker and Olivier Zeitoun.
Published: Mar 27, 2018 2:29:48 PM