UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering



UCL Biochemical Engineering is a world leader in bioprocess research creating novel engineering solutions to underpin future biomanufacturing operations across a range of sectors.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF2014), 90% of our research activity was rated either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’.


The interdisciplinary Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering (ACBE) coordinates bioprocess research and training across UCL and with numerous external collaborators from academia and industry.

ACBE research spans fundamental studies through to their application and impact on clinical and commercial practice.

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Research tools

USD (ultra scale-down)

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Research and training centres

EPSRC Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub, and the EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership

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Centres of excellence

UCL-Pall Biotech CoE for research and training