Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Chemical Engineering

Christopher J. Hewitt

Chris Hewitt

Professor Christopher J. Hewitt CBiol CEng CSci FIBiol FIChemE

Professor of Biological Engineering

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Chris graduated with a first class honours degree in Microbiology from Royal Holloway College, University of London in 1990. He then went to the University of Birmingham to study for his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering where he worked on the synthesis of alpha-amylase by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens under the supervision of Professor Gerald Solomons.

Chris stayed at Birmingham for a further 13 years first as Lecturer then Senior Lecturer, developing his research work at the Life Science/Engineering interface. In October 2006, Chris came to Loughborough University to take up a new chair in Biological Engineering and is now busy developing Loughborough's Centre for Biological Engineering (CBE), of which he is co-founder.

Professional affiliations

External appointments (since 2000)

Research interests and activities

Invited and keynote lectures (since 2011)

Organising /Scientific Committee of International Conferences


Doctoral Training Centre Regenerative Medicine.
Centre for Biological Engineering


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Department of Chemical Engineering
Loughborough University
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