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Welcome to your Chemical Engineering Community: a network for alumni, students, faculty and friends from the School of Chemical Engineering and part of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Community.

Whether a student, recent graduate or seasoned alumnus, let us know where you are and what you are doing.



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EPS Alumni Office
College of Engineering and
Physical Sciences
Gisbert Kapp
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom  


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Community news

The ABC of indentation

Drs James Andrews, James Bowen and David Cheneler have developed a model which ensures accurate measurement of the mechanical properties of soft materials. Description of the behaviour of biological tissues, individual cells, and organic polymers has applications in cancer detection, tissue engineering and biomedical research. Their model applies to a wide range of instrumental techniques, from millimetre-scale mechanical testers to nanometre-scale optical tweezers.

Dr Alex Robinson Introduces Irresistible Materials

Irresistible Materialsis a spinout company from the University of Birmingham that began operations in 2010 and aims to commercialise novel fullerene materials for applications in the semiconductor industry. It was formed by the entrepreneur and alumnus David Ure together with the three academic founders: Dr Alex Robinson, Professor Jon Preece, and Professor Richard Palmer. Dr.Robinson explains the team's research and the journey from idea to business.

The hydrophobic egg found on many coastal cliff faces

The guillemot bird and their remarkable eggs have been making the headlines lately. Former Birmingham bio-scientist Dr Steve Portugal and current Chemical Engineer Dr James Bowen reveal insights into the discovery and their impressions about these beguiling birds.
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Alumni profiles

  • Kalbinder Singh Sandhu
    Biosciences Sales Specialist, Fisher Scientific UK (PhD Chemical Engineering 2007)
  • Elizabeth Riddington
    Electronic Flight Bag Deployment Manager, The Boeing Company
  • Tim Highfield
    Offshore Technology Manager, CB&I
  • Stephen Watson
    Principal, Arthur D. Little, BEng Chemical Engineering (1991)
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