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

Fiona Truscott wins a UCL Engager of the Year 2017 Award

Winners shared prizes in 10 categories awarded by the UCL President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur and the Dean of Engineering, Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker. Winners of awards in each category received a unique hand-made award created by the Institute of Making team especially for the awards together with Certificates of Excellence in Engineering Engagement signed by the President and Provost of UCL and the Dean of UCL Engineering. You can read more about the award on the UCL Engineering Page Here.On Monday 13th of March, the Provost’s Engineering Engagement Awards celebrated and recognised the hard work, commitment and passion that people at the Faculty of UCL Engineering put in to sharing their research, teaching and learning with children and young people. Dr Fiona Truscott, a post-doctoral researcher in The Department of Biochemical Engineering, won an award for UCL Engager of the Year (Research/Academic Staff (Grade 6 or 7).

Published: Mar 29, 2017 9:42:39 AM

John Ward Awarded £568k InnovateUK Grant for Work on PolyCYP

Professor John Ward (Professor of Synthetic Biology for Bioprocessing at UCL Biochemical Engineering) has won a £568k InnovateUK grant (£200k to UCL) to work on ŒPolyCYPs: Optimising a preclinical platform tool to reduce pharmaceutical attrition rates' with Hypha Discovery.

Published: Mar 23, 2017 4:18:58 PM

Erick's Internship at the Technological University of the Mixteca

UCL Biochemical Engineering PhD Student Luis Erick Mota Pacheco has just returned from an internship in the Technological University of the Mixteca (UTM, Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca), based in Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico. During January and February, a series of Biocatalysis seminars was presented to Food Engineering undergraduate students and Masters in Science of Foods and Natural Products graduate students.

Published: Mar 10, 2017 2:21:59 PM