We support commercialisation of research by facilitating the development of spin-out companies and investing in intellectual property licensing. We also regularly take part in public engagement events. Some examples of our activities can be found below.
Pedal-powered water purification using membranes
The Livingston Group at Imperial Festival 2016
The Livingston Group from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London perform research on the fabrication and application of molecular separation membranes with the overarching aim to reduce energy costs and increase efficiency of chemical separations in industry.
At Imperial Festival 2016 the group demonstrated the power of membranes to purify water by comparing the bicycle driven energy needed to purify water through distillation vs membrane purification ... the membrane bike won!
Impact Acceleration: Flow Chemistry
We look at how flow chemistry will change the way in which we manufacture everyday products.
Dr Mimi Hii and Professor Klaus Hellgardt reveal how flow chemistry will change the way in which we manufacture everyday products. Find out more https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/funding-opportunities/internal-funding-opportunities/impact-acceleration-accounts/
About Chemical Engineering
Senior Lecturer Dr Bradley Ladewig explains what Chemical Engineering is
Senior Lecturer Dr Bradley Ladewig explains what Chemical Engineering is all about.
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Robert Llewellyn visits Imperial College London to learn about the future of energy.
Process Systems Enterprise
Process Systems Enterprise, a spin-off company founded in 1997, is the leading supplier of Advanced Process Modelling software and model-based engineering and innovation services to the process industries.
Membrane Extraction Technology Ltd.
Founded in 1996 by Professor Andrew Livingston, Membrane Extraction Technology (MET) is a spin-out company which evolved to manufacture solvent stable Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN) membranes, and carry out process development and commercialisation of OSN based membrane separation processes. On 1 March 2010 MET was acquired by Evonik Industries of Essen, Germany, and continues in business as Evonik MET Ltd., a part of the Evonik Fibres and Membranes Business.
Oorja: Empowering Rural Communities
Co-founded by PhD student Clementine Chambon, Oorja aims to provide an innovative, cost-effective, sustainable and scalable solution to address energy poverty, food security and climate change. Find out more
More spin outs
Developed by Dr Manuel Torres and Professor Paul Luckham, Fabrican is a spray-on material made from polymers and natural or synthetic fibres which led to the spin-out company Fabrican Ltd.
MicroTech Ceramics Ltd.
MicroTech Ceramics is a start-up company that is developing novel ceramic substrates for the automotive emissions control market. Using an advanced fabrication technique, substrates are designed with highly ordered and self-assembled microstructures that function as a substrate for catalysts. Find out more
Chrysalis Technologies is a start-up company founded by researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Florence Gschwend, Agi Brandt-Talbot and Jason Hallett, in collaboration with John Hamlin from Imperial Innovations. It aims to make use of waste wood feedstocks and convert it to value added products such as biofuels, biomaterials and platform chemicals.