Montage of cells

Group Overview

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Group (CBERG) brings together a multidiscipline team of researchers who are working at the interface between chemical engineering and the life sciences. The team have a broad range of experience focussed on processing, characterising, scale up, scale out and optimising chemical and biological systems. CBERG are particularly focussed on industrial engagement and have a long history of translation into industry through collaborative projects, internships, student placements, consultancy and spin out companies.

Research Areas

The multidisciplinary research on a broad range of applications looks to understand fundamental principles of a system and use this to optimise the process. The research adopts a holistic and multi-scale approach to enable control in systems such as separation processes, bacterial contamination and medical device fabrication.

  • Precision Fermentation
  • Bacterial biofilms
  • Antimicrobials
  • Biomaterials
  • Biofouling
  • Biocorrosion
  • Nanoparticles
  • Electrospinning
  • Membrane Separation
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Atomic Force Microscopy

Pilot scale electrospinning of prototype wound dressings

Researcher in a lab

Device for the bed side delivery of polymeric fibres for wound dressings

Electrospinning device

Fermentation equipment for production of bioactives such as enzymes

Fermentation equipment