Kaiqiao Wu successfully defends PhD

04 December 2019

Many congratulations to Kaiqiao Wu for successfully defending his PhD. Kaiqiao's thesis was titled: 'Dynamically Structu...Read more

New Paper on Nature-inspired fuel cells

New Paper on Nature-inspired fuel cells

27 November 2019

CNIE has published a new paper in the reputed Chemical Engineering Science Journal titled "Optimising the Architecture o...Read more

Research Lab Manager, Dr Han Wu publishes 2 new papers

Research Lab Manager, Dr Han Wu publishes 2 new papers

25 November 2019

Dr Han Wu whom is currently managing the Research Facility for the Department of Chemical Engineering has published 2 pa...Read more

New article on zeolite catalysis in Angewandte Chemie

New article on zeolite catalysis in Angewandte Chemie

22 November 2019

An article has just been accepted in the prestigious Chemistry Journal Angewandte Chemie titled "Understanding the Role ...Read more

New Paper: "Acoustic emission as a function of polarisation"

New Paper: "Acoustic emission as a function of polarisation"

19 November 2019

CNIE in collaboration with the Electrochemical Innovation lab (EIL) have published a new paper in the reputed Electroche...Read more

New Guest Researchers join CNIE

New Guest Researchers join CNIE

14 November 2019

CNIE would like to welcome Frank Chen and Shuman Xu, our new guest researchers. Frank is a second year PhD university st...Read more

New published paper on “Biotic analogies for self-organising cities”

New published paper on “Biotic analogies for self-organising cities”

08 November 2019

We are delighted to announce publication of “Biotic Analogies of Self-Organising Cities” which is now available here in ...Read more

CNIE Centre Administrator Position Available

CNIE Centre Administrator Position Available

08 November 2019

The Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE) is in search for a Centre administrator to deal with day to day manage...Read more

Coming up: 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting & UCL Chemical Engineering Reception

Coming up: 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting & UCL Chemical Engineering Reception

05 November 2019

The Annual AIChE Meeting for 2019 is fast approaching and will take place from the 10th-15th of November in Hyatt Regenc...Read more

New published paper: "A lung-inspired printed circuit board polymer electrolyte fuel cell"

New published paper: "A lung-inspired printed circuit board polymer electrolyte fuel cell"

04 November 2019

CNIE in collaboration with the Electrochemical Innovation lab (EIL) have published a new paper in the reputed Energy Con...Read more

A warm welcome to our new MSc student Ibrahim Alnutaifi

A warm welcome to our new MSc student Ibrahim Alnutaifi

01 November 2019

Ibrahim Alnutaifi is a new MSc student who has just joined the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering this previous mont...Read more

Dr Han Wu's latest paper featured as PCCP Editor's Choice and the Front Cover of the forthcoming issue

Dr Han Wu's latest paper featured as PCCP Editor's Choice and the Front Cover of the forthcoming issue

31 October 2019

Dr Han Wu, Research Facility Manager UCL Chemical Engineering and CNIE recently published a new paper titled "Understand...Read more

CNIE Features in the UK Royal Society of Chemistry Magazine "Chemistry World"

CNIE Features in the UK Royal Society of Chemistry Magazine "Chemistry World"

26 October 2019

Earlier this week, the UK Royal Society of Chemistry published a feature piece in Chemistry World, titled "Single-atom c...Read more

Two PhD openings on Nature-Inspired Process Intensification

Two PhD openings on Nature-Inspired Process Intensification

25 October 2019

We are pleased to offer two fully funded, four-year long PhD openings under the guidance of Professor Marc-Olivier Coppe...Read more

 Nina Jotanovic to give a talk at the "Design with the Living" Symposium

Nina Jotanovic to give a talk at the "Design with the Living" Symposium

22 October 2019

PhD candidate Nina Jotanovic will give a talk at the Design Museum on Friday the 8th of November. The symposium is title...Read more

PhD Candidate Malica Schmidt receives a total of 3 awards in September

PhD Candidate Malica Schmidt receives a total of 3 awards in September

16 October 2019

CNIE PhD candidate Malica Schmidt, whom is currently conducting research on nature-inspired, multi-functional surface co...Read more

Closing in on the month of September at CNIE

Closing in on the month of September at CNIE

10 October 2019

September has been a very busy but nevertheless an exciting time for the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering. Followi...Read more

PhD studentship available at the Nature-Inspired Materials Engineering Lab

PhD studentship available at the Nature-Inspired Materials Engineering Lab

08 October 2019

A new PhD studentship is available at the Nature-Inspired Materials Engineering (NIME) lab led by Dr Yang Lan within CNI...Read more

Prof Coppens attends the second International panel meeting on Mesoscience

Prof Coppens attends the second International panel meeting on Mesoscience

27 September 2019

On the 22nd-24th September, Marc-Olivier Coppens, the Director of CNIE attended the 2nd international panel meeting on M...Read more

Nina Jotanovic showcases work at the Biodesign Here Now exhibition

Nina Jotanovic showcases work at the Biodesign Here Now exhibition

24 September 2019

PhD student Nina Jotanovic showcased her work at the Biodesign Here Now exhibition from the 19th to the 21st of Septembe...Read more

CNIE researchers to showcase their work at the Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019

CNIE researchers to showcase their work at the Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019

16 September 2019

The Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 is the launch of a second series of summits jointly hosted by the UK Royal Acade...Read more

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens featured in One Earth Voices “Visions for a Positive Future” article

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens featured in One Earth Voices “Visions for a Positive Future” article

16 September 2019

The Director of the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering, Prof Coppens contributed an invited opinion piece on the fir...Read more

CNIE releases new brochure for 2019

CNIE releases new brochure for 2019

06 September 2019

CNIE is pleased to announce the release of our newly updated brochure for 2019. The front cover image “Aquaphile - Eli...Read more

ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering begins Sunday 8th September

ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering begins Sunday 8th September

05 September 2019

This first ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering will bring together practitioners and researchers from academia...Read more

PhD students, Haiyue Yu & Mohammad Alkhunaizi present their posters at Diffusion Fundamentals VIII

PhD students, Haiyue Yu & Mohammad Alkhunaizi present their posters at Diffusion Fundamentals VIII

04 September 2019

PhD students at UCL, Haiyue Yu and Mohammad Alkhunaizi presented their posters at the international conference “Diffusio...Read more

Nidhi Kapil presents poster at EuropaCat 2019

Nidhi Kapil presents poster at EuropaCat 2019

28 August 2019

PhD student Nidhi Kapil, presented a poster at 14th European Congress on Catalysis, EuropaCat 2019 which was held in Aac...Read more

UK’s first polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell/battery hybrid mobility scooter successfully tested

UK’s first polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell/battery hybrid mobility scooter successfully tested

23 August 2019

On the 15th August 2019, Jason Cho (Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens) and Lara Rasha (PhD student ...Read more

CNIE Welcomes Inspire Summer School

CNIE Welcomes Inspire Summer School

23 August 2019

The Inspire Summer School was run in collaboration with the Engineering Development Trust for thirty female A-Level stud...Read more

61st London International Youth Science Forum 2019

61st London International Youth Science Forum 2019

09 August 2019

On Wednesday 31st July 2019, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens was invited to be a speaker and facilitator at the “Science ...Read more

NICE Group Away Day

NICE Group Away Day

09 August 2019

On the 23rd July 2019, the NICE research group enjoyed a team away day at the WWT London Wetland Centre. WWT London Wetl...Read more

Kaiqiao Wu awarded IChemE young researcher second prize at PTF2019

Kaiqiao Wu awarded IChemE young researcher second prize at PTF2019

02 August 2019

On 28–31 July 2019, the 7th UK–China International Particle Technology Forum and annual UK Particle Technology Foru...Read more

Webcast - KTN - Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges event

Webcast - KTN - Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges event

23 July 2019

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN – part of Innovate UK) has established a new UK Special Interest Group (SIG), bringi...Read more

Chemical Engineering Summer Challenge

Chemical Engineering Summer Challenge

16 July 2019

UCL's Access and Widening Participation team ran a six week summer challenge in various STEM and humanities subjects for...Read more

Nina Jotanovic showcases work at SynbiTECH 2019 exhibition

Nina Jotanovic showcases work at SynbiTECH 2019 exhibition

02 July 2019

On 24-25th June 2019, PhD student, Nina Jotanovic, showcased her research project at Synbitech 2019, QEII Centre, London...Read more

NICE collaborations between UCL and Zhejiang University

NICE collaborations between UCL and Zhejiang University

02 July 2019

Currently working on collaborative projects in the context of Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering are students Shuxian ...Read more

Postdoctoral researcher Maximilian Besenhard gives a talk at FLOWMAT2019

Postdoctoral researcher Maximilian Besenhard gives a talk at FLOWMAT2019

17 September 2019

UCL Chemical Engineering postdoctoral research associate Maximilian Besenhard gave a talk at the Flow synthesis of multi...Read more

NIS SIG launch event: Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges

NIS SIG launch event: Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges

27 June 2019

On Tuesday 9 July, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens will present a Keynote lecture on Nature-inspired Solutions for Engine...Read more

Marc-Olivier Coppens gives seminars at Fluidization XVI conference, Zhejiang University and ECUST

Marc-Olivier Coppens gives seminars at Fluidization XVI conference, Zhejiang University and ECUST

24 June 2019

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens gave a seminar, “A NICE Approach to Fuel Cell Design” on 14 June 2019 at the State Key Laborat...Read more

Dr Niall Kent wins the Early Career Impact Award 2019

Dr Niall Kent wins the Early Career Impact Award 2019

24 June 2019

On Tuesday 4 June, CNIE Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr Niall Kent won the Early Career Impact Award at the UCL Awards for I...Read more

Dr Yang Lan appointed as Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering (NICE) Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Dr Yang Lan appointed as Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering (NICE) Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

24 June 2019

We are delighted to welcome Dr Yang Lan to the Department of Chemical Engineering and the CNIE, as our first Nature-Insp...Read more

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens to give Plenary Lecture at Fluidization XVI Conference in Guilin

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens to give Plenary Lecture at Fluidization XVI Conference in Guilin

24 May 2019

The Fluidization XVI conference, aims to bridge fundamental research on fluidization and emerging applications of fluidi...Read more

Sasank (Viswanath) Bethapudi to present a talk at 235th ECS Meeting, Dallas, Texas

Sasank (Viswanath) Bethapudi to present a talk at 235th ECS Meeting, Dallas, Texas

24 May 2019

PhD student Sasank (Viswanath) Bethapudi, will present a talk at the 235th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeti...Read more

New paper: Dynamic viscoplastic granular flows: A persistent challenge in gas-solid fluidization

New paper: Dynamic viscoplastic granular flows: A persistent challenge in gas-solid fluidization

24 May 2019

At a macroscopic scale, Eulerian models based on the Kinetic Theory of Granular Flow (KTGF) have been successfully emplo...Read more

ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering - Keynote speakers announced + call for abstracts

ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering - Keynote speakers announced + call for abstracts

21 March 2019

Abstract Submission One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted ...Read more

Congratulations to Jason Cho for successfully completing his PhD

Congratulations to Jason Cho for successfully completing his PhD

02 May 2019

Jason Cho successfully defended his PhD entitled “A nature-inspired approach to robust fuel cell design with water man...Read more

CNIE and UCL Chem Eng win four prizes at ChemEngDayUK 2019

CNIE and UCL Chem Eng win four prizes at ChemEngDayUK 2019

12 April 2019

On 8-9 April 2019, UCL Chemical Engineering and the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE) participated at an exc...Read more

Dr Niall Kent shortlisted for 'Early Career Impact Award 2019'

Dr Niall Kent shortlisted for 'Early Career Impact Award 2019'

11 April 2019

CNIE's Dr Niall Kent, has been shortlisted for a UCL Innovation and Enterprise Award, in the category 'Early Career Impa...Read more

La Fabrique du vivant (Designing the Living) Exhibition, at Centre Pompidou, Paris

La Fabrique du vivant (Designing the Living) Exhibition, at Centre Pompidou, Paris

08 April 2019

La Fabrique du vivant (Designing the Living) Exhibition "Mutations/Creations 3" Our team at University College L...Read more

CNIE awarded EPSRC “Frontier Engineering: Progression Grant”

CNIE awarded EPSRC “Frontier Engineering: Progression Grant”

26 March 2019

We are pleased to announce that the UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE) has been awarded £750,000 of core ...Read more

Professor Coppens invited to give lecture at Trinity School for Facets of Science event

Professor Coppens invited to give lecture at Trinity School for Facets of Science event

21 March 2019

On Thursday 7th March, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens gave one of three 30 minute lectures titled 'Nature-Inspired ...Read more

Dr Victor Francia appointed Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University

Dr Victor Francia appointed Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University

21 March 2019

We congratulate Dr Victor Francia, former postdoctoral researcher at the CNIE, who recently became Assistant Professor a...Read more

Malica Schmidt wins joint Best Poster Prize in CheERS Poster Competition

Malica Schmidt wins joint Best Poster Prize in CheERS Poster Competition

06 March 2019

On February 22nd in conjunction with the Industrial Advisory Board meeting, the CheERS group organised a poster competit...Read more

TU Dortmund Jubilee Lecture with presentation by Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens

TU Dortmund Jubilee Lecture with presentation by Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens

06 February 2019

Marc-Olivier Coppens, Ramsay Memorial Chair and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL has been invited to pr...Read more

Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens featured in IChemE's "The Chemical Engineer"

Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens featured in IChemE's "The Chemical Engineer"

28 January 2019

Ramsay Memorial Professor and Head of Department Marc-Olivier Coppens was interviewed for the IChemE's "The Chemical Eng...Read more

Season's Greetings from CNIE

Season's Greetings from CNIE

18 December 2018

The Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering at UCL would like to wish all our students, friends, colleagues and collabo...Read more

A recent study from CNIE on mesoporous materials highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology

A recent study from CNIE on mesoporous materials highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology

13 November 2018

A recent publication from the CNIE titled, 'Confinement Facilitated Protein Stabilization As Investigated by Small-Angle...Read more

2018 AIChE Annual Meeting & UCL Chemical Engineering Reception

2018 AIChE Annual Meeting & UCL Chemical Engineering Reception

23 October 2018

Colleagues from the Department of Chemical Engineering are attending this year's 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting from October ...Read more

Read the new CNIE brochure

Read the new CNIE brochure

16 March 2018

Read the new CNIE brochure outlining the work of the Centre and its research outputs. The Centre was formed in 2013 and...Read more

New study from CNIE published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

New study from CNIE published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

03 October 2018

Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) reveals stabilization of fluid-like protein arrangements in mesoporous silica, fac...Read more

Dr Ayomi Perera appointed Lecturer at Kingston University

Dr Ayomi Perera appointed Lecturer at Kingston University

02 October 2018

We congratulate Dr Ayomi Perera with her recent appointment as Lecturer in Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Kings...Read more

Two new publications on hierarchically structured catalysts

Two new publications on hierarchically structured catalysts

19 September 2018

As part of our highly fruitful collaboration with East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai (g...Read more

IChemE & UCL conference on 'Kinetic, Transport Modelling and Experiments in Catalytic Systems'

IChemE & UCL conference on 'Kinetic, Transport Modelling and Experiments in Catalytic Systems'

17 September 2018

The IChemE Catalysis Special Interest Group, in collaboration with University College London (UCL) and the Centre for Na...Read more

New Paper: 'Titanium(IV)-induced cristobalite formation in titanosilicates and its potential impact on catalysis'

New Paper: 'Titanium(IV)-induced cristobalite formation in titanosilicates and its potential impact on catalysis'

12 September 2018

This new paper describes unexpected phase transitions that occur during the synthesis of titanosilicates, and their impa...Read more

Watch the new CNIE Research Facility video

Watch the new CNIE Research Facility video

07 August 2018

The Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering contains a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment including SAXS/WAXS, Liqu...Read more

New PhD Studentship with UCL CNIE (London) and IFP Energies nouvelles (Lyon)

New PhD Studentship with UCL CNIE (London) and IFP Energies nouvelles (Lyon)

09 July 2018

In collaboration with, and sponsored by IFPEN (Institut Français du Pétrole – Energies Nouvelles), there is a vacancy fo...Read more

Maxeler joins Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the International Supercomputing Conference, Frankfurt, 24-28 June 2018

Maxeler joins Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the International Supercomputing Conference, Frankfurt, 24-28 June 2018

27 June 2018

Maxeler Technologies, members of the CNIE Advisory Board, is proud to announce the availability of Maxeler Multisca...Read more

Congratulations to Guanghua Ye for his prestigious new position as Te Ping Associate Professor at ECUST

Congratulations to Guanghua Ye for his prestigious new position as Te Ping Associate Professor at ECUST

22 June 2018

We are delighted to announce that Dr Guanghua Ye, former PhD researcher in the Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering grou...Read more

Marc-Olivier Coppens attends the International Panel for Mesoscience, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Marc-Olivier Coppens attends the International Panel for Mesoscience, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

06 June 2018

On 27-29 May 2018, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens, Director of the CNIE, served on the first meeting of the Internationa...Read more

New Inspiration Grant awarded on Novel microfluidic chemotaxis screening platform for high-throughput bacterial viability quantification

New Inspiration Grant awarded on Novel microfluidic chemotaxis screening platform for high-throughput bacterial viability quantification

24 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that Anand N. P. Radhakrishnan, Asterios Gavriilidis, Elaine Allan and David Wareham have bee...Read more

CNIE attends the 25th International Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering

CNIE attends the 25th International Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering

31 May 2018

CNIE’s Nidhi Kapil and Dr Victor Francia attended the 25th International Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering in ...Read more

New Inspiration Grant awarded on Nature-Inspired water management in PEM Fuel Cell

New Inspiration Grant awarded on Nature-Inspired water management in PEM Fuel Cell

11 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that Jason Cho, Dan Brett, Marc-Olivier Coppens and Nikolay Kardjilov have been awarded a Cen...Read more

Marc-Olivier Coppens interviewed on Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering

Marc-Olivier Coppens interviewed on Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering

09 May 2018

In the below video interview, Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens discusses 'Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering - a Pathway to I...Read more

New paper outlines ​an exciting new technology for remote-controlled drug release using biocompatible magnetic nanofibres

New paper outlines ​an exciting new technology for remote-controlled drug release using biocompatible magnetic nanofibres

03 May 2018

An exciting new technology for remote-controlled drug release using biocompatible magnetic nanofibres, is reported in a ...Read more

CNIE/LINKAM mini-workshop on environmental controlled hot-stage - 17th May

CNIE/LINKAM mini-workshop on environmental controlled hot-stage - 17th May

24 April 2018

Join us on Thursday 17 May to explore the possibilities of the Linkam imagining system - a new addition to the CNIE rese...Read more

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens to present a plenary talk at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens to present a plenary talk at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology

17 April 2018

Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens, Dr Victor Francia and Kaiqiao Wu from the Centre of Nature Inspired Engineering will pre...Read more

Matthew Chin presents at the UCL Grand Challenges Showcase 2018

Matthew Chin presents at the UCL Grand Challenges Showcase 2018

24 April 2018

On Wednesday 8 April, UCL hosted an exhibition of posters and films to showcase projects that have been supported by the...Read more

CNIE attends ChemEngDay UK 2018

CNIE attends ChemEngDay UK 2018

16 April 2018

On 27-28 March, ChemEngDay UK 2018 hosted its annual conference, run by Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), at t...Read more

Aerial view of the application bitstream as fitted to the reconfigurable device of MAX5. By zooming into this image one can distinguish between utilisation of logic, DSP or on-chip memory (FMEM) resources on the chip, which are colour-filled according to which kernel uses the resource. Note that the design contains many (minor) kernels not listed in the legend.

Maxeler Technologies delivers new pilot system on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) computations

11 April 2018

Maxeler Technologies, members of the CNIE Advisory Board, recently delivered a pilot system that has the potential of fa...Read more

New research paper published in the Journal of Catalysis

New research paper published in the Journal of Catalysis

15 March 2018

A new paper on the effects of zeolite particle size and internal grain boundaries on Pt/Beta catalyzed isomerization of ...Read more

New research published on pattern formation in pulsed fluidized beds

New research published on pattern formation in pulsed fluidized beds

15 March 2018

A new article by former CNIE postdoc, Dr Lilian de Martin (now Assist. Prof at Chalmers University) and Prof Marc-Olivie...Read more

CNIE awards five new "Inspiration" Grants

CNIE awards five new "Inspiration" Grants

15 December 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering has awarded five new "Inspiration" Grants. ...Read more