Dr James Winterburn

Reader in Chemical Engineering
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James is a Reader in Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester, Academic Lead for Business Engagement and Innovation for the School of Engineering, and Programme Director for the MEng with Industrial Experience degree programme. James is a Co-founder of Holfierm Limited, spun-out from the Winterburn Group in 2018. He obtained a PhD from The University of Manchester in 2011 and graduated with a MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in 2007.

The Winterburn Group’s research focus on developing scalable, efficient manufacturing methods for biobased chemicals, including biopolymers and biosurfactants, via a bioprocessing and biochemical engineering route, including: fermentation process development, intensification and scale up; added value bio-based chemicals production; by-product and waste stream valorisation; engineering novel fermentation and separation processes.