UCL Bioprocess Engineering Leadership Industrial Doctorate Training Centre
The UCL Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering trains bioprocess engineering leaders of the future who will underpin the translation of new scientific advances into safe, selective and manufacturable therapies for what are often currently intractable conditions, but at affordable costs. To achieve this we embed our Engineering Doctorates (EngDs) within the vibrant research community at UCL and with internationally leading industry collaborators. We also offer regular PhDs which allow for more fundamental “blue-skies” research that will have an eventual impact on industry.
We offer both standard PhD and also industry-linked EngDs.
Student admitted to the IDTC will complete a four-year EngD.
Students admitted to the CDT will complete a three-year PhD.
Both the PhD and EngD programs provide engineers and scientists with full research training at the life sciences interface that is relevant to bioprocessing and related technologies. Each equips students with the requisite knowledge and terminology in current life science subjects to allow them to explore topics in their own research project under direction from their supervisory team.
Students come from a wide range of disciplines including Life Sciences, Engineering, and Physical Sciences , with interests in bioprocess research at the interfaces of biochemistry, chemical and biochemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, and computational sciences. Research topics span bioprocess design, mammalian cell culture, stem cell processing, protein engineering, bioanalytics, formulation, process automation, microfluidics, process and cost modelling, biocatalysis and synthetic biology.
The doctoral research is complemented by taught courses and case studies designed to familiarise the student with bioprocessing topics, the life sciences interface and also the business and regulatory environment.
Taught topics are all delivered by an international lecturing team and include:
Discussion between student, the academic supervisors and the sponsors are crucial to the selection of a world-class research and training experience for each doctoral candidate.
Students in our internationally renowned Department make use of the recent £30m of investment in comprehensive and unique facilities including a fully equipped pilot-plant, a micro-engineering facility with robotics systems and advanced regenerative medicine labs. All of these are underpinned by state-of-the-art analytical equipment.
Upon completion of the EngD excellent and diverse career routes are available for our sought after UCL biochemical engineers.
Apply now through PRISM online, providing both a CV and a personal statement to indicate your areas of research interest.
Alternatively send an enquiry to [email protected] or phone Prof Paul Dalby on 02076799566
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