Interview with professor David Bogle

Professor of Chemical Engineering


Prof Bogle studied Chemical Engineering at Imperial College at both undergraduate and graduate levels, receiving his PhD in 1983. Following this, he worked on modelling and control projects for British Gas before taking a position as lecturer at the University of Adelaide , a position he held from 1986 until 1990. Prof Bogle joined UCL as a lecturer in 1990. He was appointed Professor in 2000. He was Technical Programme Director for the 2005 World Congress of Chemical Engineering. In 2005 he was appointed Head of the UCL Graduate School. Since 2008 he has been chair of the Steering Group of the LERU Doctoral Studies Community. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Computer-aided process engineering
  • Process dynamics and control
  • Process simulation
  • Optimisation and design
  • Systems biology

Teaching Interests

Prof. Bogle's departmental teaching activities are mainly in the areas of design and optimisation of chemical processes. Below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching.

  • Chemical Engineering Plant Design I
  • Advanced Process Engineering
  • CoMPLEX MRes 'Modeling Biological Complexity'


PhD, Imperial College, 1983

MSc DIC, Imperial College, 1979

BSc (Eng) Hons, Imperial College, 1978


Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts (2007)

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2005)

IChemE Council Medal (2005)

Professional Affiliations

CEng, FIChemE, FREng