Academic staff

Chemical and Biological Engineering - Academic staff

Professor Sankar Bhattacharya

Professor and Interim Head
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room 357, building 94, Clayton

Research Interests:

Platform chemicals (Levoglucosenone and 5-Chloromethyl furfural) from biomass and algae; Gasification and pyrolysis – biomass, coal, petroleum coke, tyre/plastics/paints for fuel and chemicals production; Chemical looping for easier CO2 capture, Oxy-CFB combustion; Coal and biomass drying; Critical metals extraction from fly ash and eWaste

Professor Udo Bach

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room 108, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Dye-sensitized Tandem Solar Cells, Back-Contact Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Novel Electrolytes for Dye-Sensitized Tandem Solar Cells, New infrared sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, Size-selective separation of gold-nano-particles and Templated placement of individual nano-particles, DNA-Directed Nanofabrication.

A/Professor Warren Batchelor

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room 105, 59, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Cellulose Fibres, Paper Strength, Life Cycle Analysis, Nanomaterials, Nonwoven Structure, Sustainability, Adsorbent Development, Cellulose nanofibres, Membrane separation.

Dr. Parama Chakraborty Banerjee

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room 348, Bldg 94, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Electrochemistry, energy, batteries, supercapacitors, 2D materials, carbon, coatings, corrosion, nanomaterials, nanotechnology.

Professor Wenlong Cheng

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room 302, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Soft wearable biomedical sensors, nanoparticles, DNA, green chemistry, nanocatalyts, superlattices, plasmonics

Dr. Simon Corrie

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room 324, building 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Engineering novel biosensors and assays for biomedical imaging/sensing, and rapid diagnostics for human health and the environment.

Dr. Bai-Qian Dai

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering