Academic research groups
Group nameAcademic lead (s)Affiliated research theme (s)Research interests
Biofluids and Transport Professor Yun Xu  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Energy and environmental engineering

Multiphase transport processes

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Biofluid mechanics and biotransport; drug
delivery systems; flow and mixing of biomass suspensions in bioreactors.
Ceroni Group Dr Francesca Ceroni Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology  

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Molecular Systems Engineering

Professor Claire Adjiman

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

New techniques for the modelling, design

and optimisation of products and processes; molecular systems engineering.

Centre for Process Systems Engineering 

Dr Benoit Chachuat

Energy and environmental engineering

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Separations

Process and environmental systems engineering; global optimisation; optimisation-based process control; numerical computation.

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Molecular Systems Engineering

Professor Amparo Galindo

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

Statistical mechanical approaches for complex systems; prediction of complex phase behaviour; molecular systems engineering.

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Molecular Systems Engineering

Professor George Jackson

Energy and environmental engineering

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Soft matter engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

Molecular systems engineering; properties of dense fluids and materials; thermodynamics; statistical mechanical theory and simulation.
Centre for Process Systems Engineering
Dr Cleo Kontoravdi

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Recombinant biopharmaceutical production; animal cell culture systems; industrial biotechnology; rational bioprocess design.
Centre for Process Systems Engineering
Dr J Krishnan  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Elucidating and manipulating signal transduction; gene-regulatory and information processing networks; systems and synthetic biology.
Centre for Process Systems Engineering Professor Sandro Macchietto

Energy and environmental engineering

Multiphase transport processes

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Process systems engineering methods and
applications; model-based experiment design; energy systems; multidisciplinary project building.

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Molecular Systems Engineering

Professor Erich Müller

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Soft matter engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

Atomistic and coarse grained molecular
simulation of bulk and confined fluids;
molecular systems engineering.

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Molecular Systems Engineering

Professor Costas Pantelides Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Multiscale modelling and optimisation; process modelling tools; systems-based pharma; crystal structure prediction.
Centre for Process Systems Engineering Professor Nilay Shah  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Energy and environmental engineering

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Design and analysis of process and energy systems; sustainable chemicals manufacturing; smart systems and infrastructure.
Clean Energy Processes Professor Christos Markides  

Energy and environmental engineering

Multiphase transport processes

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

Energy efficiency/integration; heat recovery/conversion technologies; applied thermodynamics; heat transfer; turbulent reacting/multiphase flows.

Complex Multiscale Systems Professor Serafim Kalliadasis  

Multiphase transport processes

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Soft matter engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

 

Engineering science fundamentals, especially the cusp between applied mathematics, engineering science and complex systems.

Eslava Group: Applied Energy Materials Dr Eslava Salvador

Energy and environmental engineering

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

 
Electrochemical Systems Laboratory Dr Anna Hankin Energy and environmental engineering Electrochemical energy conversion, CO2 reduction and separation processes for industrial effluent treatment and material recycling.
Fennell Group Professor Paul Fennell  

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Carbon capture and storage; clean production of energy; synergies between industry and power generation.
Hallett Group Professor Jason Hallett  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Energy and environmental engineering

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

Separations

Ionic liquid based biorefining; deconstruction of biomass and hybrid bioprocessing using ionic liquids.
Hammond Lab Dr Ceri Hammond  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Materials

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

 
Livingston Group Professor Andrew Livingston  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Materials

Separations

Soft matter engineering

Novel membrane separation technologies
for manufacturing chemicals and (bio)
pharmaceuticals.
Matar Fluids Group Professor Omar Matar  

Multiphase transport processes

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Soft matter engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

Interfacial fluid mechanics, transport
phenomena and multiphase flows for a
variety of industrial applications.
Multifunctional Nanomaterials Dr Camille Petit  

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Separations

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

Energy and sustainability; hybrid  nanomaterials synthesis and characterisation;  gas and liquid separations.
Optimisation and Machine Learning for Process Engineering Dr Antonio Del Rio Chanona Multi-scale computational chemical engineering  
Papathanasiou Lab Dr Maria Papathanasiou

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

 
Polymers and Microfluidics Professor Joao Cabral  

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Soft matter engineering

Soft condensed matter; thermodynamics
and phase behaviour; patterning; self/
directed-assembly; microfluidics; photovoltaics; nanocomposites; complex fluids.
Process Automation Professor Nina Thornhill  

Energy and environmental engineering

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Process automation with applications
in oil and gas, chemicals and electricity
supply.
Reaction Engineering and Catalytic Technology Professor Klaus Hellgardt  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Energy and environmental engineering

Multiphase transport processes

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

Solar (bio)fuels and products; clean fossil fuels; flow chemistry; electrochemical reactors/fuel cells; hydrogen.
Song Research Group - Functional Membrane and Energy Materials Dr Qilei Song  

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Separations

Soft matter engineering

Design, synthesis, and characterisation of functional nanoporous materials for energy and environmental applications.
Surfaces and Particle Engineering Laboratory

Professor Daryl Williams

Dr Jerry Heng

 

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Materials

Soft matter engineering

Particulate materials- their characterisation, processing and formulation- with a special focus on surface phenomena.

Nucleation and crystallisation; mesoporous materials; surface properties and wettability; particle engineering; material characterisation.

Thermophysics Laboratory Professor Martin Trusler   

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

Energy and environmental engineering

Thermophysical properties of fluid mixtures for industrial applications, including the oil, gas and CCS sectors.
Titirici Group Professor Magda Titirici

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

 
Vibrational Spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging Professor Sergei Kazarian  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Soft matter engineering

Materials; polymer, pharmaceutical, forensic and biomedical sciences; nanotechnology; microfluidics; supercritical fluids; advanced spectroscopy; chemical imaging.
Yetisen Group Dr Ali Yetisen  

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Materials

Soft matter engineering

 
  Professor David Chadwick Reaction engineering and applied catalysis Engineering of catalytic processes; development of new catalysts; study and modelling of reaction kinetics.
  Dr Rongjun Chen

Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology

Materials

Soft matter engineering

Drug delivery systems for disease therapy;
biofunctional nanomaterials; theranostic
nanomedicine; biomedical health; cancer
treatment.
  Dr Adam Hawkes

Energy and environmental engineering

Multi-scale computational chemical engineering

Energy systems modelling; low carbon heat technologies; fuel cells; microgeneration; modelling integrated/coordinated energy systems.
  Professor Geoff Kelsall

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

Design, characterisation, modelling and
optimisation of electrochemical processes
for a variety of applications.
  Professor Kang Li

Materials

Separations

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

Development of ceramic and polymeric
membranes and membrane systems for fluid separations and reactions.
  Professor Paul Luckham

Energy and environmental engineering

Materials

Soft matter engineering

Colloid and interface science; measurement of inter-particle forces; rheology of complex fluids; novel nanoparticles.
  Professor Geoffrey Maitland

Energy and environmental engineering

Soft matter engineering

Multi-scale thermodynamics and molecular systems

Carbon capture and storage; exploiting
non-conventional sources of hydrocarbons; renewable production of hydrogen.
  Dr Marcos Millan-Agorio

Energy and environmental engineering

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

Catalytic upgrading of hydrocarbons;
thermochemical characterisation of fuels;
coal/biomass gasification and pyrolysis.
  Dr Ronny Pini

Energy and environmental engineering

Multiphase transport processes

Separations

Single- and multi-phase flow in porous media, high-pressure (supercritical) adsorption in nano-/micro-porous solids, and multi-scale imaging of phase-equilibria and/or flows in porous media.
  Dr Roberto Rinaldi

Energy and environmental engineering

Reaction engineering and applied catalysis

Catalytic valorisation of lignin and cellulose by unconventional approaches, such as catalytic transfer hydrogenation, mechanocatalysis and solvent design.
Updated January 2019
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