Teacher, 1st Year Pilot Plant. (Undergraduate)
Tutor, 1st year Thermodynamics. (Undergraduate)
Particle Engineering - CENG96016
The course is designed as an introduction to solid processing to include solid-liquid separations and solid formation and solid handling.
The overall aim of this course is to equip students with some basic knowledge and understanding of particle technology – the key principles, concepts and terminology so that they are able and confident to research, analyse and understand information for a much broader range of powder processing that they may encounter in Discovery Labs and Research Projects. Ultimately, students should be able to apply these concepts in process design situations involving solids.
Biochemical Engineering - CENG97035
Significant progress has been made in the upstream production of biopharmaceuticals over the last few decades. Despite the increasing successes in discovering protein-based medicines, their manufacture in a cost effective and reliable fashion remains a major industrial challenge. Our current separation processes at its optimum, work best for globular proteins (2 - 10 nm), and become increasingly ineffective as the particle size increases beyond tens of nanometers. Some of these products include cells, vaccines, viruses, protein conjugates, etc, increasing in their complexity. This course will start off with fermentation, and description of these big products properties. Then followed by a fundamental look at conventional downstream separations approaches, to include; Cell Lysis, Sedimentation/Filtration, Ab/Ad-sorption, Extraction, Precipitation, Chromatography, Crystallisation and Drying and wrapped up with a discussion on modern separation technologies for these potential target products. The aim of the course is to provide an overview of many of the techniques used in biotechnology, which in many cases differ markedly from chemical engineering.
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.