Supervisor, 2nd year Industrial Chemistry. (Undergraduate)
Supervisor, PhD Students. (Postgraduate)
Teacher, Product Characterisation. (Undergraduate)
CENG40003 First Year Design Project - CE1-03-1
In the first-year Design course, we introduce students to problem solving and group work, both of which figure in the activities of a professional engineer. This is achieved by introducing students to the different type of problems they are likely to encounter.
Our aims are to make students better able to:
ï§ define problems and responsibilities;
ï§ distinguish between different sorts of problems;
ï§ deal with design problems for which there are many solutions by identifying the data needed to tackle the problem, and generating, evaluating and presenting solutions;
ï§ work as a member of a group by contributing effectively, sharing work and involving all members of a team.
Discovery Laboratory - CENG96010
The aim of the Discovery Lab is for students to further develop the skills acquired in Foundation and Knowledge labs with emphasis on the design – analysis – evaluation cycle. Focus is not on following a pre-defined procedure to generate experimental data, but rather on solving an industrially relevant problem or delivering a set target by exploring an experimental space. The Discovery Laboratory serves as a bridge between performing pre-defined teaching experiments and engaging in open-ended research.
Environmental Engineering - CENG96006
The aim of this class is to develop the student's ability to formulate and solve engineering problems involving:
• an understanding of the environmental impacts of human activities;
• a knowledge of how to quantify these impacts;
• a knowledge of the chemical engineering unit operations which can be used for emission abatement;
• a knowledge of the concepts of sustainability, waste minimisation, clean technology and green chemistry;
• an understanding of the factors which determine how emission legislation is approached and of relevant legislation.
Product Characterisation - CENG97025
Modern process industries are increasingly focussed on value added product engineering including foods, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, advanced materials, and other formulated products. An integral component of product engineering is the ability to describe the critical engineering and chemical attributes of the final product. This course is designed to provide students with up to-date knowledge and experience in current experimental techniques for product characterisation. Following completion of this course the students will be able to recognise the most relevant technique of choice to analyse a product (including its limitations and benefits) and will benefit from hands on experience in applying these techniques to selected products. At the end of the course the student should be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of current methods for structured product characterisation, and be familiar with the areas of their applicability. The students should also be able to apply the skills learned in the laboratory exercise to the real-world products. The integral part of the course will be active participation in the advanced research laboratories (depending on demand) where students will have an opportunity to apply their understanding gained from the lectures to the real-world samples (pharmaceutical tablets, polymeric materials (e.g. contact lens), porous granular samples).