Chemical Engineering



New catalyst for making fuels from shale gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL and Tufts University.

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£7m to improve battery technology for electric vehicles

UCL, Synthomer and Nexeon have together been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with a range of 400 miles and above.

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Departmental vacancies now available

We currently have a range of interesting and varied vacancies available within the Department of Chemical Engineering. 

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EIL battery research featured on Innovate UK website

The government has announced plans to launch a £40 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment in business and research to develop the next generation of automotive batteries.

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CNIE / Quantachrome mini workshop - 20 November

We are hosting a CNIE / Quantachrome mini workshop on particle size measurement of concentrated dispersions using Acoustic Spectrometry Dispersion Technology – DT-100/DT-1202. The session has been organised by Dr. Han Wu (CNIE) and Anna Howson (Quantachrome).

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IChemE Education Special Interest Group design project workshop 

Photo, from left: Prof Colin Webb (University of Manchester and our external examiner), Giles Gillett and Prof Rob Best (both from IChemE's Education & Accreditation Forum), Eleanor Cross (Wood plc), Serena and Billy Hue (UCL students) and Dr Michaela Pollock (UCL and workshop organiser).

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New materials collaboration network launched by EIL and Queen Mary University

The Department’s EIL group has established a new materials collaboration network with Queen Mary University. The network’s first symposium was held last Friday (13.10.2017), at QMUL. Talks were given by members of both institutes, with an aim to strengthen future collaboration and foster new and existing research in materials for energy and devices.

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