Person

Dr James Winterburn

My main research interest lies in the exploration of more efficient manufacturing methods for bio-based products, looking to industrial biotechnology to meet this aim. I am particularly interested in identifying ways to add value to existing bioprocesses through valorisation of by-products and waste streams. To date this research has centred on biosurfactants, surfactant molecules of microbial origin which are potentially more sustainable to source, manufacture, use and dispose of than petrochemical surfactants.

Keywords: 
Biosurfactant, Biology, Biotechnology, Production, Biomaterial, Polymers, Plants, Fermentation

Person

Dr Colin Leach

This year we have updated final year options in energy conversion, storage and nano-materials, including state of the art graphene lectures.

We ensure our students develop a strong basis in the principles of materials science, leading on from their ‘A’ level studies in Maths, Physics and Chemistry, before developing applied skills through  laboratory work, individual and group research projects and CASE studies.

Keywords: 
Teaching, Materials, Biomaterial, Biology

Person

Dr Andrew Thomas

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Climate, Pollution, Aerosols, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Biomaterial, Biology, Materials, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Renewable energy, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

Group

Biomaterials

Our group covers the development of new materials from their chemical synthesis to their medical use.

Keywords: 
Biomaterial