Meet the team

Dr Clemens Brechtelsbauer

Dr. Clemens Brechtelsbauer Clemens holds a degree and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, and worked for 13 years in primary pharmaceutical process development at SmithKline Beecham and more recently as process engineering group leader at GSK. He championed the introduction of structured "right first time" approaches on stirred tank process design and scale-up, which were considered company best practice and many are still applied to date. He also investigated new processing technologies for the continuous manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients yielding products with unique characteristics. Clemens was appointed as Principal Teaching Fellow and Head of Teaching Laboratories and Pilot Plant in 2010.

Telephone: +44(0) 207 594 1662

Dr Colin Hale

Dr. Colin Hale Colin holds a Masters degree and Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Prior to his appointment as a Senior Teaching Fellow within the Department he worked as a Research Fellow on multiphase flow for both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry and also in nuclear thermal hydraulics. He developed pioneering techniques for X-ray tomographic imaging of multiphase flows through pipeline which is now deployed widely as well as a pilot scale test facility for replicating asphaltene fouling processes occurring petroleum refinery heat exchangers. In 2011 he was the Chemical Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Nominee for the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. He currently has a lead role in commissioning and operating the Department's pilot scale absorption plant for carbon capture.

Telephone: +44(0)20 7594 5618

Dr Daryl Williams

Dr. Daryl Williams

Dr Daryl Williams is the Director of the Pilot Plant Project, a £10M major refurbishment of the Chemical Engineering Department, completed in 2012.  The new Chem. Eng. Discovery Space includes a £2M Carbon Capture Pilot Plant as well as a suite of UG Teaching Laboratories. Daryl is now looking to develop strategic partnerships with industry and academic partners to exploit these unique Departmental teaching facilities.  He studied Physical Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College.  His research interests focus on the manufacture and characterisation of particulate materials.

Telephone: +44(0)20 7594 5611

Dr Umang Shah

Umang ShahUmang received his Masters in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University, India and worked as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at L.D. College of Engineering for 5 years before pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.  Umang has developed surface preferential approaches for nucleation and crystallisation of biological and complex organic molecules.  More recently, he has worked as a Research Associate investigating the role of surface properties on particle-particle interaction and developed approaches for decoupling contribution of different surface attributes on powder cohesion. In 2012, in recognition for his contributions to Undergraduate laboratory teaching, he was nominated for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards for the Faculty of Engineering.  Umang currently has a role in leading the operation and innovation of the teaching laboratories.

Telephone: +44(0)20 7594 6604

Clive Rodgers

Clive Rodgers Clive is continuously working behind the scenes, encouraging both industry and academia to consider our growing portfolio of training programmes. Many will recognise him as introducing our Summer School whilst others will perhaps have been attracted to our industry-focused training programmes through his presence at exhibitions or via our webpages.   As a communicator, marketeer and project manager, Clive has considerable expertise gained from nearly twenty years of working in the most demanding of central government Departments and Agencies, and years more in the pressure cooker of private sector advertising, design and PR agencies and business book publishing.  Clive is also an accomplished Ravensbourne-trained graphic designer and a skilled calligrapher. His guiding principle is providing effective information in formats that are as understandable and attractive as possible, allowing recipients to make correctly informed decisions and judgements.

Telephone: +44(0) 7966 211916

Hannah Taylor

Hannah TaylorHannah is our summer school administrator – she organises us all!

For all issues concerned with registration, issuing of passes, purchasing daytrips, laying on delicious lunches and dinners and making sure that everyone knows where they are meant to be, Hannah is the ‘go-to’ person.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 6053




Andrew Macey

Andrew MaceyAndrew is concerned with making sure that everything (and everyone) moves smoothly in the lab experiments and rig-building competition. If it doesn’t work Andrew will put it right – or tell you how to!

He is also a keen organiser of the annual 5-a-side soccer competition, fiercely fought out by our regular visiting colleges. Not only that but a quiet whisper in his ear and he’ll organise a tour up the Queen’s Tower – all 324 steps to the viewing gallery!

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 2046