School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Chris O'Malley



Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Lecturer
  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Chemical Engineering programmes)
  • 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

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Research Interests

Bioprocessing, Data Analysis, Classification, Multivariate Statistics

Other Expertise

MATLAB, MS Access, HTML, Process Control & Process Optimisation

Recent Projects

PhD CASE with Northumbrian Water Group Ltd

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