Research at the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology spans a wide spectrum of topics, with special strengths in the following areas:
Synthetic chemistry, biological and medicinal chemistry, imaging and sensing, main group chemistry, and femtochemistry.
Catalysis and reaction engineering, colloids and interface sciences, energy technologies, and process systems engineering.
Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
Bioprocess, biocatalysis, bacteriology, protein engineering and systems biology.
Food Science & Technology
Sustainable food production, processing technology, food safety, and functional food.
Translational Healthcare and Biomedical Technology
Biomaterials, biomedical device, bioimaging, monitoring technologies, and medical diagnostic, therapeutic, and prosthetic devices.
New Synthesis Method for Sulphur-Based Drugs
A breakthrough in the synthesis of sulphur-based pharmacophores may enable the creation of new medicines.
15 Feb 2022
Boosting Photosynthesis with Nanoparticles
Phosphorescent nanoparticles can enhance photosynthesis in microalgae, with exciting implications for the food and bioenergy industries.
12 Oct 2021
Creating Pollen-Based Microrobots
In a feat of nanotechnology, researchers have developed self-propelling microrobots made of pollen grains.
18 Nov 2020
Discovery of a Two-Dimensional Carborane Cluster
Chemists have isolated a new form of carborane, a flat cluster of carbon and boron atoms, overturning established theoretical rules of cluster chemistry.
20 Jul 2020
Eco-Friendly Materials from Plant Pollen
Pollen, one of the hardest materials in the plant kingdom, can be turned into a soft and flexible microgel material.
23 Mar 2020
First Ultrafast Observation of Water Radical Ions
One of the fastest chemical processes known to mankind has been observed for the first time.
15 Jan 2020