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ReSBio group

  • Dr Miao Guo

    Dr Miao Guo

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    Dr Miao Guo Principal Investigator and Research Fellow

  • Elnaz Jamili


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    Elnaz Jamili Research Associate


    Dr Elnaz Jamili has a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Chemical Engineering from University of Birmingham, and completed her PhD in Model Based Optimal Control of Gene Delivery Systems in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London. Dr Jamili joined Imperial College London in January 2019 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. She is an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (AMIChemE) and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

  • Alex Durkin

    Alex Durkin

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    Alex Durkin PhD Researcher


    My name is Alex and I am originally from Huddersfield. My research applies process systems engineering to the design and optimisation of resource recovery processes. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, watching films, and meeting friends.

  • Qingyuan Kong

    Dr Qingyuan Kong

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    Qingyuan Kong EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Research Associate

  • Thomas Upcraft

    Tom Upcraft

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    Thomas Upcraft PhD reseracher


    Having studied Chemical Engineering as an undergraduate student at Imperial College London, spending a year abroad at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Tom is now pursuing a PhD in the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Tom’s research focuses on multi-scale systems modelling of bio-based products derived from lignocellulosic biomass as an effort to optimise the biorefinery through multi-objective optimisation (MOO) across sub-systems, ranging from choice of process technology to value-chain optimization. Tom’s research further includes the study of phytoremediation (soil remediation of heavy metals through the use of certain plants) and looks to optimise phytoremediation strategies through plant choice dependent on biomass yield, soil heavy metal removal across spatial and temporal and its intergration with downstream processing of the biomass for economic recuperation from conversion to bioproducts.

  • Elysia Lucas


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    Elysia Lucas PhD Researcher


    Elysia is a PhD student supported by the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership (SSCP DTP) at the Grantham Institute of Climate Change and the Environment. She completed her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London during which she developed research interests in process systems engineering, environmental-social sciences and sustainable development. Her PhD research is focused on food system sustainability and the water-energy-food nexus. Elysia enjoys practising yoga, running, bouldering – and growing as many houseplants as she can in her small London flat!

  • Andrew Walter


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    Andrew Walter MSc Student


    I'm Andrew and I'm from Los Angeles California.  I'm an avid car fan and I also enjoy surfing, diving.  I've always wanted to visit London and study abroad so I decided there was no better way than coming to imperial.



  • Ivan Robles


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    Ivan Robles MSc Student


    Hi, my name is Ivan Robles, I am originally from Spain and moved to obtain my BEng in Chemical from Swansea university and now my MSc from Imperial College London. Apart from my studies I also have a number of hobbies, when I am with my friends I usually enjoy playing video games additionally, I also enjoy sports, currently I train in weightlifting but I have also enjoyed kickboxing and skateboarding in the past.

  • Zhihao Lin


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    Zhihao Lin MSc student


    I held a BSc degree on Applied Chemistry with a double-diploma in Marketing from China, and doing my MSc study in Imperial now. My current research project mainly focus on nano-silica functionalization for a certain environmental problem. To be specific, it is to make the nano-silica superhydrophobic via modifying its surface for the oil and water separation, where lab work and computational modelling will be combined.

  • Yi Zhou

    Yi Zhou

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    Yi Zhou MSc student


    Hey guys! My name is Yi Zhou and I’m currently studying Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College. I did my undergraduate at University of Nottingham and also in Chemical Engineering.

    I come from Hangzhou, a very beautiful city in southeast China, where I spent one of my greatest times before I came to UK for my university life.

    Besides study, I go to gym regularly and I play quite good in badminton. I also love watching movies, series and among all I have watched, Game of Thrones is my favourite.

    Overall, I’m an outgoing person and easy to get along with and hope to meet you guys in person soon.


Collaborators at Imperial


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Internal project partners

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External project partners

  • CNH Industrial/New Holland 
  • Quorn Foods
  • Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions, Inc.
  • Southampton University 
  • University of Manchester
  • UCL 
  • University of Hohenheim
  • The University of New Hampshire
  • Bioenergy supergen Hub, UK
  • Nanyang Technological University 
  • Rothamsted Research
  • Italian Agricultural Research Council
  • INRA France
  • AgriFood and Biosciences Institute, Belfast 
  • University of Aberdeen, 
  • TianAn Biological Material Co.,Ltd
  • Novozymes A/S, Denmark 
  • National Non-Food Crops Centre NNFCC
  • BDC, University of York 
  • Brunel University
  • Brazilian Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)
  • Centre for Process Innovation Limited, UK 
  • University of Glasgow, UK 
  • Newcastle University, United Kingdom 
  • Biochemtex 
  • Cranfield University 
  • California Institute of Technology 
  • University of Hohenheim 
  • Stellenbosch University 
  • South African Sugarcane Research Institute 
  • Prince of Songkla University, Thailand 
  • International Rice Institute, Philippines

Alumni - 2016 MSc students

Menglin Duan


Menglin Duan
Department of Chemical Engineering

Alumni - 2015 MSc students

Ahmad Almulhim

Ahmad Almulhim

Ahmad Almulhim
Department of Chemical Engineering

Alumini-2017 MSc students