The Department of Chemical Engineering has an active postdoctoral staff community. Our postdoctoral staff are integral to our ability to deliver world class research and they also take on teaching responsibilities.
Our Postdoc Committee is in place to facilitate the activities of our postdoc community. The Committee arranges events which staff can learn and network at, and represents the interests of postdoctoral staff to the department and Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre. The Committee also hosts the annual Postdoc Symposium, where the Sir William Wakeham Award is given out.
Current postdoctoral staff should visit the Intranet for further information including training, development, events and socials.
Dr Emily Chapman
Personal detailsDr Emily Chapman Safety Rep and Research Associate
Dr Danilo Cuccato
We reps dedicate a part of our life at the College to provide support for our represented postdocs to enhance their connections with the other postdocs, the department or institution in which they work, the College, and the thousands of work/academic opportunities awaiting them.
Professor Amparo Galindo
Personal detailsProfessor Amparo Galindo Postdoc Champion and Professor of Physical Chemistry
I keep in regular contact with the PFDC reps to ensure that postdocs have a voice at the Departmental and Faculty level and assist with organising relevant events. Additionally, I can provide advice on available development training and support.
Professor Joao Cabral
Personal detailsProfessor Joao Cabral Chair of Athena SWAN Committee and Professor of Soft Matter
My research interests lie in the area of biotechnology, with particular focus on the application of systems engineering principles to bioprocessing.
Personal detailsBhavna Patel Departmental Staffing Coordinator
I am the key contact for postdoctoral research staff in relation to contracts, welfare, probation, visas, appraisals and ongoing advice and support. I also wors with the PFDC Reps and the PFDC to organise events and develop strategies to support research staff.
Dr Peter Yatsyshin
A theoretical physicist by training, my research is in the general field of statistical physics, with applications to fluid theory, soft matter, adsorption and phase transitions. On our committee, I am involved in the teaching committee, co-organising the annual symposium and other events.