Professor Darren Oatley-Radcliffe

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606668

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Executive Office - 208
Second Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a chemical and bioprocess engineer and am an Associate Professor in the ESRI research centre at Swansea University. I have several years’ experience in industry working in both Oil & Gas and Pharmaceuticals. As a result, I am highly experienced in the design, development and scale-up of processes equipment from lab scale to the factories. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Chemical and bio-process engineering
  • Reactor design
  • Separation processes
  • Algal technologies
  • Membrane processes
  • Pollution control and remediation
  • Circular economy and sustainability

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am an elected fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and enjoy a range of teaching activities. I particularly enjoy delivering in the area of design and am currently responsible for Reactor Design on the chemical engineering programme. I am also very keen on digital delivery and lead Swansea University’s participation in an online post-graduate training programme in bio-innovation, see 


Research Award Highlights Collaborations