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Dr Alexandros Kiparissides
Department of Biochemical Engineering, University College London
Bernard Katz building
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 9538
  • Lecturer
  • Dept of Biochemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Award Year 




Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Imperial College London


Diploma of Chemical Engineering

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Alexandros (Alex) Kiparissides is a Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering at University College London, having joined UCL in 2015. Alex obtained a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and got his PhD in Bioprocess Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. Subsequently Alex was awarded with a post-doctoral fellowship at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) in the lab of Vassily Hatzimanikatis. 

He is a Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
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Research Summary

Alex's current research focuses on the development of novel computational approaches able to integrate, organize and guide experimental (and modeling) information across multiple scales, i.e., all the way from metabolic regulation to bioprocess monitoring and control. Thus, his research explores the boundaries between traditional Process Systems Engineering, Systems Biology and Applied Biotechnology in order to:

  1. Better understand cell physiology and metabolism under industrial bioprocessing conditions
  2. Identify key parameters affecting culture efficiency at the metabolic, bioprocess and reactor design level
  3. Enable the model based design and optimisation of industrial scale bioprocesses

Teaching Summary

Alex is currently responsible for the following taught activities:

  • BENG0017 Mathematical Modelling and Analysis II (Year 2 UG, Level 5) covering topics in Dynamical Systems Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Numerical Methods and Statistics
  • BENG0091 Stochastic Calculus and Uncertainty Analysis (Year 3 UG, Level 6) covering topics in Probability Theory, Stochastic Differential Equations and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Modern Applications of Engineering Mathematics IEP Minor (http://www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/modern-applications-engineering-mathematics/)
  • Current Challenges in Mammalian Cell Processing MBI (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biochemical-engineering/study/mbi-industrial-training/mbi-modules)

Alex focuses on the delivery of example based learning and likes to blend traditional lectures with classroom based exercises creating a more dynamic learning environment. 

Academic Background
2012 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Chemical Engineering Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
2006 Dip. Diploma – Chemical Engineering Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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