Academic research groups
|Group name||Academic lead (s)||Affiliated research theme (s)||Research interests|
|Biofluids and Transport||Professor Yun Xu||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|
|Professor Claire Adjiman||New techniques for the modelling, design
and optimisation of products and processes; molecular systems engineering.
|Centre for Process Systems Engineering||
Process and environmental systems engineering; global optimisation; optimisation-based process control; numerical computation.
|Statistical mechanical approaches for complex systems; prediction of complex phase behaviour; molecular systems engineering.|
|Professor George Jackson||Molecular systems engineering; properties of dense fluids and materials; thermodynamics; statistical mechanical theory and simulation.|
|Centre for Process Systems Engineering
||Dr Cleo Kontoravdi||Recombinant biopharmaceutical production; animal cell culture systems; industrial biotechnology; rational bioprocess design.|
|Centre for Process Systems Engineering
||Dr J Krishnan||Elucidating and manipulating signal transduction; gene-regulatory and information processing networks; systems and synthetic biology.|
|Centre for Process Systems Engineering||Professor Sandro Macchietto||Process systems engineering methods and
applications; model-based experiment design; energy systems; multidisciplinary project building.
|Professor Erich Müller||Atomistic and coarse grained molecular
simulation of bulk and confined fluids;
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||Design and analysis of process and energy systems; sustainable chemicals manufacturing; smart systems and infrastructure.|
|Clean Energy Processes||Professor Christos Markides||
Energy efficiency/integration; heat recovery/conversion technologies; applied thermodynamics; heat transfer; turbulent reacting/multiphase flows.
|Complex Multiscale Systems||Professor Serafim Kalliadasis||
Engineering science fundamentals, especially the cusp between applied mathematics, engineering science and complex systems.
|Eslava Group: Applied Energy Materials||Dr Eslava Salvador|
|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||Carbon capture and storage; clean production of energy; synergies between industry and power generation.|
|Hallett Group||Professor Jason Hallett||Ionic liquid based biorefining; deconstruction of biomass and hybrid bioprocessing using ionic liquids.|
|Hammond Lab||Dr Ceri Hammond|
|Livingston Group||Professor Andrew Livingston||Novel membrane separation technologies
for manufacturing chemicals and (bio)
|Matar Fluids Group||Professor Omar Matar||Interfacial fluid mechanics, transport
phenomena and multiphase flows for a
variety of industrial applications.
|Multifunctional Nanomaterials||Dr Camille Petit||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|
|Polymers and Microfluidics||Professor Joao Cabral||Soft condensed matter; thermodynamics
and phase behaviour; patterning; self/
directed-assembly; microfluidics; photovoltaics; nanocomposites; complex fluids.
|Process Automation||Professor Nina Thornhill||Process automation with applications
in oil and gas, chemicals and electricity
|Reaction Engineering and Catalytic Technology||Professor Klaus Hellgardt||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||Design, synthesis, and characterisation of functional nanoporous materials for energy and environmental applications.|
|Surfaces and Particle Engineering Laboratory||
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||Thermophysical properties of fluid mixtures for industrial applications, including the oil, gas and CCS sectors.|
|Titirici Group||Professor Magda Titirici|
|Vibrational Spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging||Professor Sergei Kazarian||Materials; polymer, pharmaceutical, forensic and biomedical sciences; nanotechnology; microfluidics; supercritical fluids; advanced spectroscopy; chemical imaging.|
|Yetisen Group||Dr Ali Yetisen|
|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||Drug delivery systems for disease therapy;
biofunctional nanomaterials; theranostic
nanomedicine; biomedical health; cancer
|Dr Adam Hawkes||Energy systems modelling; low carbon heat technologies; fuel cells; microgeneration; modelling integrated/coordinated energy systems.|
|Professor Geoff Kelsall||Design, characterisation, modelling and
optimisation of electrochemical processes
for a variety of applications.
|Professor Kang Li||Development of ceramic and polymeric
membranes and membrane systems for fluid separations and reactions.
|Professor Paul Luckham||Colloid and interface science; measurement of inter-particle forces; rheology of complex fluids; novel nanoparticles.|
|Professor Geoffrey Maitland||Carbon capture and storage; exploiting
non-conventional sources of hydrocarbons; renewable production of hydrogen.
|Dr Marcos Millan-Agorio||Catalytic upgrading of hydrocarbons;
thermochemical characterisation of fuels;
coal/biomass gasification and pyrolysis.
|Dr Ronny Pini||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||Catalytic valorisation of lignin and cellulose by unconventional approaches, such as catalytic transfer hydrogenation, mechanocatalysis and solvent design.|
|Updated January 2019|