UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Vivek Dua

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Deputy Head (Education)

Vivek Dua


Prof Dua joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL in 2004 and is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering and Deputy Head of Education. Prior to joining UCL he worked as an Assistant Professor at IIT Delhi, Post Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London and as a Process Engineer at Kinetics Technology International Ltd.

Teaching Summary 

I oversee all the education related activities in my department and am keen on using a diverse portfolio of methods for delivery education and assessing student performance. My departmental teaching activities are connected with my research activities and are mainly in the areas of computer aided process engineering, design and optimisation. Listed below are the modules I am currently involved in teaching.

  • CENG0006: Computational Modelling and Analysis
  • CENG0016: Process Plant Design Project

Research Summary

My research interests are in the area of developing novel modelling, design, control and optimisation tools for solving process, biological and biomedical systems engineering problems under uncertainty to address the changing energy and healthcare needs of the society. In particular, model reduction and parameter estimation techniques are being developed to tackle the computational complexity of these problems. These techniques are being applied to solve real life problems in collaboration with industry and researchers from other disciplines.



PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom


MTech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India


BE, Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Professional Affiliations  

  • MIChemE – member of IChemE
  • MAIChE – member of AIChE
  • FHEA – member of HEA


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