Bioprocess Engineering

Our researchers are working on microbial bioprocessing and intensification of downstream process sequences for biopharmaceuticals and separation processes.

The Microbial Bioprocessing Group , led by Dr Tim Overton, are researching the fundamental science of model organisms to the biochemical and biophysical analysis of microbial components to tackle global healthcare challenges.

Meet the team

Professor Owen Thomas

Professor Owen Thomas

Professor of Biochemical Engineering
Director of Biochemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Career History

  • Professor and Director of Biochemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, UoB (since April 2004)
  • Associate Professor of Biotechnological Separation Processes, Center for Process Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark (Nov 1996 – Mar 2004)
  • Visiting Professor, Institüt für Technische Chemie, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5278
Email
o.r.t.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mostafa Barigou

Professor Mostafa Barigou

Professor of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Mostafa Barigou (m.barigou[at]bham.ac.uk) is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of Postgraduate Studies (Research) in The School of Chemical Engineering.

He has over 150 publications in scientific journals, books and conference proceedings on experimental and modelling problems in the general field of Fluid Dynamics, Rheology and Transport Processes with a special interest in Complex ...

Dr Tim Overton

Dr Tim Overton

Reader in Microbial Biotechnology

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Tim Overton is a biochemist and molecular microbiologist who is interested in applying molecular biology and single-cell techniques to understand and develop bioprocesses. He is active in microbial flow cytometry research and collaborates widely with bioprocess engineers, molecular microbiologists, cell biologists and environmental microbiologists to develop new methods of answering ...

Telephone
(+44) (0) 121 414 5306
Email
t.w.overton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alessio Alexiadis

Dr Alessio Alexiadis

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Alexiadis is Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He has published over 70 research papers in international journals, the majority of which as first or only author. His career has a strong international dimension. He has worked in 11 institutions, 8 countries and 4 continents and still collaborates with many of his previous colleagues and institutions.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5305
Email
a.alexiadis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alex Robinson

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Alex Robinson is a Senior Research Fellow of the Science City Research Alliance between the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick, based in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

His research focus is on the development of new materials and techniques for nanofabrication using electron beam lithography and next generation techniques such as extreme ultraviolet ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4641
Email
a.p.g.robinson@bham.ac.uk

Emeritus staff

Professor Alvin W Nienow

Professor Alvin W Nienow

Emeritus Professor of Biochemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Nienow was the first Professor of Biochemical Engineering (now Emeritus) in­ the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and Director of Biochemical Engineering from 1989 to 1999. He is also a Visiting Professor at both Loughborough and Aston Universities. He has honorary doctorates from Loughborough and the West Pomeranian University, a DSc from University ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3947
Email
a.w.nienow@bham.ac.uk

Professor Colin Thomas

Professor Colin Thomas

Emeritus Professor of Biochemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Colin Thomas is an Emeritus Professor, having retired in December 2013. He has published over 100 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and books chapters in the fields of fermentation, the effects of shear on biological materials and biomechanics.

Email
c.r.thomas@bham.ac.uk