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Dr Gareth Mannall
Bernard Katz 2.07
Department of Biochemical Engineering
Gower St
Tel: 02076797101
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  • Technical Manager
  • Dept of Biochemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Gareth is the ACBE Manager and the Pilot Plant Research Facilitator and Training Coordinator. In this role Gareth manages the services and facilities of the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering (ACBE) labs (level 1-3 of the Bernard Katz Building) including the pilot plant facility to ensure that facilities are kept running in the short term and provides long term strategies to ensure they continue to run into the future against changing demands for research and teaching. Gareth manages estates projects from the client side that help fulfil this function

Gareth plays a pivotal role in the teaching of pilot scale bioprocessing encompassing activities across undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Gareth’s role facilitates the teaching of larger scale bioprocessing to postgraduates and the use of this in their research by providing training, guidance and experimental design input on use bioprocess equipment.

Gareth is a Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Gareth joined UCL in 2001, completing an MSc in 2002 and then a PhD in 2007 in Biochemical Engineering. Gareth was appointed a member of staff in 2007 taking on a position as a Technical Manager before progressing to the current role.

Gareth manages the overall Research and Facilities Team (RAFT) who have roles in upstream and microscale bioprocessing and equipment procurement. Gareth also manages the Contract Research Manager and Facilitator, who facilitates the use of ACBE facilities for external/contract work.

Research Summary

Gareth has an active interest in pilot scale studies of bioprocessing, particularly the larger scale verification of micro and ultra-scale work, directly participating in research and facilitating research through various training initiatives.
Gareth's specific research interests also include protein refolding, specifically, the effect of process factors upon protein refolding.

Teaching Summary
Gareth plays a pivotal role in the teaching of pilot scale bioprocessing encompassing activities across undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. He also contributes to design projects for both undergraduates and master students. He also facilitates the teaching of practicals in the pilot plant and is actively involved in the both the undergraduate pilot plant scenario and the postgraduate pilot plant week  

At doctoral level Gareth is the course coordinator for the following modules that are part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership. These provide the core training on pilot scale bioprocessing and project planning:

•    BENG0056 Pilot Plant Project
•    BENG0057 Pilot Plant Unit Operations
Academic Background
    Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2002   Master of Science University College London
2001   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Sussex
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