Professional services research and facilities team (RAFT), workshop and ISD contact details
RAFT has a wealth of research experience, with expertise in fermentation, downstream processing, stem cell culture, chemistry and microfluidics. RAFT advise on research & provide supervision for projects. Members of RAFT publish papers in academic journals & one of the team has written a book.
RAFT design, manage and run a variety of courses covering research areas as diverse as fermentation, downstream processing, stem cell culture and microfluidics within the department and externally e.g. international courses and technical forums. RAFT also provide support for teaching activities such as practicals, design projects, MBI courses, and outreach events.
RAFT facilitate safe working in the department by providing safety training and inductions, organising regular lab inspections, administering Safety Committee meetings, managing risk assessments, updating safety policy, and ensuring the department is compliant with legal requirements and UCL safety regulations.
Management of the facilities & laboratories of BK building (including the ACBE) to ensure continuing functionality in the short term & implementing strategies to ensure the facilities remain relevant & functional in the future.
Management of the department’s vast array of research equipment: Managing & performing maintenance to ensure equipment is kept in working order, providing training on equipment. Providing technical support to facilitate equipment usage for research & teaching.
Providing training and support for MyFinance. Management of Stores: Provision of consumables & PPE for experimental work, management of deliveries and liaising with sales representatives and couriers.
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Laboratory Supply Manager
020 7679 9603
020 3987 2183
Upstream Bioprocessing Facilities and Training Manager
020 3987 2184
020 7679 7101
Microscale Bioprocessing Manager
020 7679 3246
Cell Therapy Research Facilitator and Training Co-ordinator
020 7679 9571
Centre for Micro Biochemical Engineering Building Manager
Research Facility Contracts Manager
020 7679 7007
When contacting the IT team with any issue, please give as much information as possible including the location of equipment and Service Tag or Serial Number and if applicable Network Name marked on the front of all networked PC’s
The workshop provides an in-house design and fabrication service for the Departments of Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Physics. Research projects will often require bespoke devices to be built. The workshop technicians work with staff and students to create 3D design drawings for approval and then to use a wide range of CNC machine tools to turn their abstract ideas into fully functioning prototypes.
Role and responsibilities
020 7679 3791
020 3987 2181
020 3108 6722
020 3987 2182