Nigel Titchener-Hooker

Director of the EPSRC Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub, and Dean of the Department of Biochemical Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK

Nigel Titchener-Hooker has spent over 30 years at UCL pursuing research focused on synthetic biology, bioprocessing and global health. Working with EPSRC Hub co-director Suzanne Farid, he has pioneered studies investigating the ability of decisional tools to address the interface between bioprocessing and business issues.

Titchener-Hooker is also the Chair of Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Bioprocess Leadership, an EPSRC-funded Industrial Doctoral Centre in the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL, which has funded over 100 doctoral projects that complement research within his department. He received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2013 and the Danckwerts Lecture Prize in 2014.

Titchener-Hooker received his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from UCL in 1987. After a brief spell at Glaxo Group Research, he returned to the university in 1988 as a lecturer in Biochemical Engineering and has been there ever since.

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