Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre


Dr Chris O'Malley



Roles and Responsibilities 


Undergraduate Admissions Tutor 

Undergraduate Student Mentoring Scheme Co-ordinator

Stu Brew - Head Brewer & Academic Lead



MEng (Hons) - 1st class, Chemical & Process Engineering (2004) from Newcastle University

EngD - Bioprocess Leadership (2009) from University College London

NTA - Newcastle Teaching Award (2011) 

CASAP - Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practise (2013)



Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA


Research Interests

Bioprocessing, Data Analysis, Classification, Multivariate Statistics

Other Expertise

MATLAB, MS Access, HTML, Process Control

Recent Projects

Sustainable Brewing Design & Operation

Gin production in Northumberland

Stu Brew Europe's first Student Run Microbrewery

iTeach - Improving Teaching Effectiveness in Chemical Engineering Education

Mass Spectral Fingerprinting Project - A collaborative research project between Newcastle University, Lonza Biologics & the University of Kent, with the aim of looking at methods of improving the selection of highly producing cell lines during commercial monoclonal antibody production.

RealWire Project - A collaborative research project with RealWire investigating methods of improving relevance criteria within their press release distribution tool. 


Undergraduate Teaching

CME2029 - Process Measurement, Dynamics & Control

CME3039 - Plant Design: Brewing Process Design

CME8120 - Advanced Design

CME8124 - Multivariate Methods


    Postgraduate Teaching

    CME8009 - Introduction to MATLAB & SIMULINK

    CME8016 - Process Control Laboratory

    CME8121 - Instrumentation and Measurement

    CME8504 - Biomeasurement Technologies 1

    • P&ID for Bioprocesses

    CME8505 - Computer Processing of Data

    • Introduction to Microsoft Access

    CME8508 - Advanced Systems Modelling & Analysis

    • Self-Organising Maps (SOM)
    • Partial Least Squares - Discriminant Analysis (PLS-DA) 

    CME8517 - Implementation of Mathematical Techniques to Bioprocess Systems

    • Graphical User Interface Design with MATLAB