Electrochemical Innovation Lab website goes live
Publication date: 29 January 2014
The Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL) is a cross-faculty mechanism for accelerating impact, innovation, enterprise and research in electrochemical science and engineering. The scope of research in the EIL encompasses electrochemical science and engineering in the areas of:
Harry Michalakakis wins award at the National Student Challenge 2013
Publication date: 2 January 2014
Chemical Engineers climb pay table
Publication date: 20 November 2013
Chemical Engineers have overtaken medics as the second-best paid graduates in the UK.
According to a survey by The Times, the average salary for a professionally-employed graduate six months after finishing their course is £28,992. This is more than 30% higher than the average starting salary for graduate positions across the UK.
Professor Bruce Hanson joins Chemical Engineering as Honorary Professor to strengthen nuclear fuel cycle research and teaching
Publication date: 8 November 2013
We are delighted to announce that Professor Bruce Hanson (University of Leeds) has joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL as an Honorary Professor.
Catalysis Kinetic Monte Carlo Package "Zacros" Released by Dr Stamatakis's Group
Publication date: 22 October 2013
Predicting the performance of catalytic materials is a major challenge in the design of catalysts for bespoke applications. The kinetic Monte Carlo package "Zacros" just released by the Dr Michail Stamatakis's research group enables the accurate simulation of complex molecular mechanisms on catalytic surfaces. It can incorporate reaction rate and energetics data from ab initio calculations, making it a powerful first-principles framework for understanding catalytic phenomena. The software is available free-of-charge to academics from: http://www.e-lucid.com/i/software/material_modelling/Zacros.html
Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens at Bloomsbury Festival
Publication date: 18 October 2013
On Sunday 20 October, 12-12:45, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens will talk about "Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering: A NICE Approach to Sustainability" on the South Eastern corner of Russell Square, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival, and discuss with our neighbours in Bloomsbury around UCL!
Chemical Engineering Cocktail Party 2013
Publication date: 14 October 2013
This year’s chemical engineering cocktail party held for the second time by UCL’s Chemical Engineering Ramsay Society turned out to be quite literally an ice-breaking event. With a turnout of almost 350 people the night was the biggest one held so far by Ramsay Society and a huge success! With the majority of attendees from the chemical engineering department itself, this year’s cocktail party extended also to including the Biochemical Crooks Society, the Green Economy Society and even some people from different universities.
Dr Stamatakis recognized as a Top Reviewer of CACE
Publication date: 13 October 2013
Dr Michail Stamatakis was recently named as a Top Reviewer for Computers & Chemical Engineering (CACE) in 2012-2013. CACE, published by Elsevier on a monthly basis, is a major Chemical Engineering journal covering, among others, the areas of Modelling, Numerical Analysis, Simulation and Process Systems Engineering. Dr Stamatakis has been an author and reviewer for the journal since 2011; his most recent paper on CACE presents hybrid models of cell population heterogeneity and appeared earlier this year. The journal Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Rafiqul Gani, and Publisher, Dr Angela Welch, appreciated Dr Stamatakis’s role as a reviewer with the following citation: “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the journal”.
Engineers Without Borders’ successful trip to Kenya
Publication date: 30 September 2013
The EWB Kenya team worked with Haki Water Kenya to install a chlorination system in an under privileged school in Kayole-Soweto slum in Nairobi Kenya. The chlorination system is to treat ground water pumped from a borehole on the school compound with was hitherto high in total bacteria and faecal coliform levels (well above WHO and Kenya government standards). Students who drank the water therefore fell ill frequently and absenteeism due to water borne illnesses was a big problem in the school, with a poor effect on student performance. By project commissioning, the treated borehole water had nearly 100% less bacteria and conformed to international standards. The team also ensured that the chlorination system allowed for residual chlorine levels for treatment of any further contamination in the piping system before final extraction and use at the various water points in the school.
"Facet engineered Ag3PO4 for efficient water photooxidation” by J. Tang Group published in Energy & Environmental Science
Publication date: 17 September 2013
Facet engineered Ag3PO4 for efficient water photooxidation
David Martin, Naoto Umezawa, Xiaowei Chen, Jinhua Ye and Junwang Tang
£2.95M funding for UCL in Grid Scale Energy Storage
Publication date: 19 July 2013
The EPSRC has awarded £2.95million to UCL for the
establishment of a new experimental and computational facility to study and
develop new materials and devices for electrochemical energy storage.
Dr Paola Lettieri attends award ceremony for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering at Buckingham Palace
Publication date: 12 July 2013
On 25th June 2013 Dr Paola Lettieri attended the awards ceremony for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, held at Buckingham Palace. She was invited by the Royal Academy of Engineering as part of a selected panel of scientists, as a former Royal Academy Research Fellow. Dr Lettieri was the first woman engineer to be awarded a RAEng Research Fellowship in 2000.
Dr Simon Kuhn awarded the EPSRC First Grant (£99k) on "Process Intensification Using an Advanced Flow Reactor"
Publication date: 18 June 2013
Together with the project partner Corning, this proposal
aims to characterize interfacial transport processes and their physical driving
mechanisms on the milli-scale in multiphase flow reactors (e.g. Corning AFR).
This is accomplished by the experimental characterization of heat and mass
transfer using non-invasive, laser-optical measurement techniques.
IChemE 2013 medal winners announced
Publication date: 7 June 2013
The IChemE 2013 medal winners for excellence in research, service and achievements were announced at the IChemE Annual General meeting held on 30 April 2013. We have received two medals in the department, details as follows:
“Controlling a Spillover Pathway with the Molecular Cork Effect” co-authored by Dr Stamatakis published by Nature Materials
Publication date: 3 June 2013
Hydrogenation processes are of paramount importance in the chemical industry with a vast range of applications in the food, petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors.
Grant award success for Dr. Paola Lettieri (PI) for a project on "Carbon capture and storage for small scale gas fired combined heat and power schemes"
Publication date: 3 June 2013
Dr. Paola Lettieri (UCL PI), Dr. Dan Brett and Dr. Lazaros Papageorgiou have won a $240k grant from QNRF for a project on "Carbon capture and storage for small scale gas fired combined heat and power schemes" which is a joint collaboration with GORD (Gulf Organization for Research & Development) and Hoare Lea, a consultancy company from Bristol.
EPSRC grant success for Chemical Engineering Professor Asterios Gavriilidis and Dr. Simon Kuhn
Publication date: 26 April 2013
5M£ EPSRC "Frontier Engineering Award" for UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering
Publication date: 8 April 2013
The EPSRC has awarded
5M£ toward the establishment of a Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering at
UCL. The Centre will be directed by Prof. Marc-Olivier Coppens, Ramsay Memorial
Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering at UCL.
Leon Brown wins ‘Focus on the Positives’ competition
Publication date: 28 March 2013
Chemical Engineering awarded ChemEngDayUK 2013 poster prizes
Publication date: 27 March 2013
UCL Chemical Engineering has been awarded two out of the six best poster prizes in the ChemEngDayUK 2013:
Chemical Engineering triumphs in the UCL Inter-Departmental Football Tournament
Publication date: 22 March 2013
Following the success of last year’s Engineering League, set up by our own Ibrahim El-Habbal, Mario Johnson (2012-13 Ramsay Society Sports Secretary) extended this to a larger UCL-wide football tournament.
Dr. Paola Lettieri’s article - one of the most cited
Publication date: 21 February 2013
Dr. Paola Lettieri’s article in Waste Management is now listed as one of the most cited articles.
Dr. Eva Sorensen awarded the ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award
Publication date: 21 February 2013
Dr. Eva Sorensen has been awarded the ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award 2012, and named "ExxonMobil Teaching Fellow".
Paul Shearing - Most Cited Author
Publication date: 21 October 2012
Paul Shearing was the first author of the most cited paper in Chemical Engineering Science in the period 2009-10 for the paper entitled: 3D reconstruction of SOFC anodes using a focused ion beam lift-out technique (Chem. Eng. Sci., 64(17) 3928-3933, 2009.)