The Molecular Engineering MRes includes a 6 month collaborative, multidisciplinary research project. Every project has two academic supervisors from different disciplines, and at least one industrial supervisor. Each student undertakes a 3 month industrial placement as part of their research project.

2017-2018 projects
Project nameIndustrial partnerAcedemic supervisor

 Conducting Polymers

BASF Martin Heeney (Chemistry), Jason Hallett (Chemical Engineering)

Equation of State Phase Equilibrium Modelling

BASF George Jackson (Chemical Engineering), Niall Mac Dowell (Centre for Environmental Policy)

 Characterisation of Disperse Systems

BASF Jason Riley (Materials), Jerry Heng (Chemical Engineering)

Factors Driving Phase Instability

P&G Claire Adjiman (Chemical Engineering), Paul Luckham (Chemical Engineering)

Ionic Liquid Modelling via Molecular Dynamics

STFC, PSE Patricia Hunt (Chemistry), George Jackson (Chemical Engineering)

Industrial ingredient specification interpretation

P&G  George Jackson (Chemical Engineering), Mimi Hii (Chemistry)

Data generation procedures for the accurate parameterization of reactive SAFT EoS

P&G, PSE Amparo Galindo (Chemical Engineering), Fernando Bresme (Chemistry)
 
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2018-2019 projects
Project nameIndustrial partnerAcedemic supervisor
Design of high-throughput experiments to gain reaction understanding

Lilly UK Claire Adjiman (Chemical Engineering), Mimi Hii (Chemistry)

Screening of Precipitation Processes by Combining Microfluidics and X-ray Scattering

BASF Joao Cabral (Chemical Engineering), Nick Brooks (Chemsitry)

Equation of State Phase Equilibrium Modelling

BASF George Jackson (Chemical Engineering), Fernando Bresme (Chemistry)

Process performance indexed solvent design for CO2 capture

BP Niall Mac Dowell (Centre for Environmental Policy)Jason Hallett (Chemical Engineering), George Jackson (Chemical Engineering)

Prediction of solubility

Syngenta Claire Adjiman (Chemical Engineering), Jerry Heng (Chemical Engineering)

Molecular dynamics modelling of ionic liquids

STFC Daresbury  George Jackson (Chemical Engineering), Patricia Hunt (Chemistry)
 
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2019-2020 projects
Project nameIndustrial partnerAcedemic supervisor

Photochemistry in Flow

BASF Mimi Hii (Chemistry), Klaus Hellgardt (Chemical Engineering)

Interaction of insecticides with model insect membranes and barriers

BASF Nick Brooks (Chemistry), Oscar Ces (Chemistry)

High-throughput and automation of catalysis assays: Copper-mediated trifluoromethylation of aryl halogenides

BASF Mimi Hii (Chemistry), Ben Deadman (Chemistry)

Understanding surfactant and polymer adsorption at mineral surfaces

BP

Janet Wong (Mechanical Engineering), Nic Harrison (Chemistry)

Crystal structure prediction: big data and state of the art molecular modelling for pharmaceuticals and organic semiconductors

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Claire Adjiman (Chemical Engineering), Kim Jelfs (Chemistry)

Controlled release of Pharmaceuticals

P&G

Claire Adjiman (Chemical Engineering), Fernando Bresme (Chemistry)

Miniature Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors for Remote Temperature Measurement in Instrumentation

Surface Measurement Systems

Daryl Williams (Chemical Engineering), Ali Yetisen (Chemical Engineering)
 
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2020-2021 projects
Project nameIndustrial partnerAcedemic supervisor

Moving towards low-cost solar generation of H2 fuel – can metal oxide heterojunctions make this a reality?

Redoxme Andreas Kafizas (Chemistry), Anna Hankin (Chemical Engineering)
Smart light-activated surfaces to tackle infection and antimicrobial resistance

Surface Measurement Systems Saif Haque (Chemistry)Ali Salehi-Reyhani (Surgery & Cancer)

Can buildings purify the air we breathe? Developing photocatalytic coatings on window glass that use sunlight to remove NOx pollution

Pilkington NSG Andreas Kafizas (Grantham Institute & Chemistry)James Durrant (Chemistry)

3D Printed synthetic tissues for screening hazardous cosmetics

BEIS

Mark Friddin (Design Engineering)Connor Myant (Design Engineering)

Crystal Structure Prediction: big data and state of the art molecular modelling for pharamaceuticals and organic semiconductors

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Claire Adjiman (Chemical Engineering), Isaac Sugden (Chemical Engineering)

Microchip-based wearable monitoring system for the optimisation of antimicrobial dosing

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Pantelis Georgiou (EEE), Alison Holmes (Infectious Disease & Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation)

Interaction of insecticides with model insect membranes and barriers

BASF

Nick Brooks (Chemistry)Oscar Ces (Chemistry)

Recycling oriented steel design

BASF

Rupert Myers (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Emilio Martinez-Paneda (Civil & Environmental Engineering)

Ab-initio Simulations of Clay Particles in Saline Solution

BP Nic Harrison (Chemistry), Laura Ratcliff (Materials)

Molecular Simulations of Carbon Black in Aqueous Solution

BP

Erich Muller (Chemical Engineering)Nic Harrison (Chemistry)

The role of electrochemically generated radicals in polymer coating failures

BASF

Mary Ryan (Materials), Nic Harrison (chemistry)

A multiscale model of undercoating corrosion

BASF Nic Harrison (Chemistry), Mary Ryan (Materials)

Monitoring bioreactors in real-time to maintain optimal culture conditions of metabolically engineered yeast for biofuels

  Ali Salehi-Reyhani (Surgery & Cancer), Rodrigo Ledesma Amaro (Bioengineering)

Automating Biology - self-guided robotic isolation of rare cancer cells using deep learning

  Ali Salehi-Reyhani (Surgery & Cancer), Charles Coombes (Surgery & Cancer)

Beating cancer one cell at a time – a microfluidic platform to capture circulating tumour cells in the blood

  Ali Salehi-Reyhani (Surgery & Cancer), Charles Coombes (Surgery & Cancer)
 
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