Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises more than 18000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world, more than 9000 staff, 31 colleges, and over 150 departments, faculties, schools, and other institutions.

The UCAM research group which participates in NanoDome is the Computational Modelling Group (CoMo) at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The CoMo group develops and applies modern numerical methods to problems in chemical engineering. The group currently consists of more than 20 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from various backgrounds. The group conducts research into mathematical methods such as statistical parameter estimation, optimal experimental design, automatic model development, stochastic algorithms for population dynamics simulations, computational fluid dynamics, quantum chemistry, and molecular dynamics. These techniques are employed in a variety of applications including combustion, engine modelling, and particulate processes – most importantly organic and inorganic nanoparticle synthesis. Extensive expertise exists in creating complex kinetic reaction mechanisms, their application in advanced models of combustion devices such as internal combustion engines, and in developing and applying highly detailed models for combustion-generated nanoparticles.

West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive
United Kingdom