University of Oxford

Research Areas & Focuses

  1. Biofilm engineering- scalable in-situ gene transfer in established biofilms
  2. Anaerobic digestion for biogas production
  3. Biofuel production from non-food crops
  4. Industrial Bioreactor Design
  5. Biosensors for Chemical Detection
  6. Improving Bioprocesses for Wastewater Treatment
  7. Proliferation of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Environmental Biofilms
  8. Uncovering Single-cell phenotype using Raman microspectroscopy
  9. Microbial fuel cell for bioelectricity generation
  10. Disabling biofilms and controlling bacterial growth in machinary fluids

University of Oxford

For enquiries, please contact Ian Thompson.


  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Total Organic Carbon Measurement
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand Measurement
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) Flow cytometer
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Thermal Cycler
  • Raman microspectroscopy
  • Microbial Fuel Cells


Fariza Ammam, Department of Engineering Science
Alexander Budzier, Saïd Business School
Wei Huang, Department of Engineering Science
Abiodun Jegede, Department of Engineering Science
Chun Kiat Ng, Department of Engineering Science
Ian Thompson, Department of Engineering Science