Univeristy of Bath KTP Associate Shortlisted for IChemE Award
The IChemE awards, now in their 18th year, recognise and reward chemical engineering innovation and excellence, celebrating both individual and team achievement.
University of Bath KTP Associate Dr Ian Brown, Biology & Biochemistry, has been shortlisted for an IChemE award, which are global in reach and becoming increasingly competitive with the quality and quantity of entries extremely high.
The shortlisted award is for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Biocatalysts Ltd, a manufacturing company involved in developing enzymes for the food and beverages, environmental and protein industries.
Dr Ian Brown worked with Biocatalysts Ltd, a highly technical company at the forefront of its industry, to promote and support new product development processes, also transferring technical knowledge for the testing of equipment and processes.
The Centre for Extremophile Research (CER) at the University provided expertise and equipment for the discovery of new enzyme products from different biological sources, such as extremophilic microorganisms.
This helped Biocatalysts Ltd access an extended range of enzymes for its new product development programme, whilst providing CER with a wider appreciation of enzyme applications in the commercial sector.
Professor Michael Danson, Director of CER and lead academic on the KTP project said: “KTP is an excellent scheme. It gives the academic partner an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and expertise directly to projects of commercial relevance, whilst for the Associate it provides employment and experience within a successful company plus a wide variety of training and personal development courses that lead to a professional qualification. The breadth of opportunities presented to the Associate is a challenge, and Ian Brown has risen to this with remarkable skill and enthusiasm. A close link between CER and Biocatalysts has developed as a direct result of this KTP project.”
The IChemE awards, recognised and highly regarded throughout the international chemical, process and biochemical engineering community, are being presented this month at the 2011 IChemE Annual Dinner in Birmingham and hosted by TV personality Hugh Dennis.
IChemE CEO David Brown says: "Being shortlisted in the IChemE Awards is a real achievement. Every year the standard of entries we receive from all over the world gets better and better."
If you would be interest in further information on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please contact:
Clive Bailey (KTP Programme Manager)