Imperial College London

DrĀ Umang Shah

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Principal Teaching Fellow



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102BACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Umang received his Masters in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University, India and worked as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at L.D. College of Engineering for 5 years before pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.  Umang has developed surface preferential approaches for nucleation and crystallisation of biological and complex organic molecules.  More recently, he has worked as a Research Associate investigating the role of surface properties on particle-particle interaction and developed approaches for decoupling contribution of different surface attributes on powder cohesion. In 2012, as recognition to his contributions to Undergraduate laboratory teaching, he was been nominated for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards for the Faculty of Engineering.  Umang currently has a role in leading the operation and innovation of the teaching laboratories.



Xie M, Inguva K, Chen W, et al., 2020, Accelerating students’ learning of chromatography with an experiential module on process development and scaleup, Journal of Chemical Education, Vol:97, ISSN:0021-9584, Pages:1001-1007

Shah UV, Chen W, Inguva K, et al., 2020, The discovery laboratory part II: A framework for incubating independent learning, Education for Chemical Engineers, Vol:31, ISSN:1749-7728, Pages:29-37

Chen W, Shah U, Brechtelsbauer C, 2019, A framework for hands-on learning in chemical engineering education—Training students with the end goal in mind, Education for Chemical Engineers, Vol:28, ISSN:1749-7728, Pages:25-29

Inguva P, Teck A, Anabaraonye B, et al., 2018, Advancing experiential learning through participatory design, Education for Chemical Engineers, Vol:25, ISSN:1749-7728, Pages:16-21


Chadha D, Maraj M, Kogelbauer A, et al., 2019, Hearing you loud and clear: The student voice as a driver for curriculum change in a chemical engineering degree course (WIP), ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition

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