Dr Joy Mukherjee

B.Pharmacy, MSc, PhD.

Multidisciplinary Engineering Education

Senior Engineering Technician

Joy Mukherjee
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Dr Joy Mukherjee
Multidisciplinary Engineering Education
The Diamond
32 Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

I completed my Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in India and have been working at the University of Sheffield for 12 years, where I started my career as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). 

I began my career in a pharmaceutical company at their Research & Development in the analytical laboratory for four years until I got the opportunity to do MSc and then PhD, working on computational modelling of proteins and also protein structure determination using X-ray crystallography. 

Following my PhD, I got the short term offer to work in research at the Sheffield Hallam University and finally at The University of Sheffield in 2008. I am always excited to gain knowledge, and this drove me to work in Hong Kong for 2 years from mid-2011, at the University of Hong Kong, where I gained great experiences working on proteomics using mass spectrometry. 

As I had enjoyed his walks in the Peak District, I always loved Sheffield and wanted to come back and settle. I joined the University of Sheffield, CBE as a postdoctoral researcher working on microbial biofilm in June 2013. As I worked on a number of projects, in collaborations with several universities and companies like Procter & Gamble, I gained a lot of knowledge and experience, which sparked my interests in teaching. I then identified a highly prospective place to teach with the Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE) Department, in the Diamond. 

Since joining MEE, I have successfully delivered teaching in Bioengineering and the Bio-pharmaceutical streams and also teaching a core CBE module, with its first year as a module leader and then as an additional lecturer, gaining good experience in teaching students across the faculty of Engineering. 

I have aspirations in leading a team, where I am presently working on the pedagogical research of developing Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to their professional recognition (HEA) as a team in MEE with ELEVATE. I am involved in giving presentations, having one-to-one and group meetings with the GTAs to help them achieve a HEA recognition.   


Professional Achievements:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2021 (HEA)
  • Biosafety Practitioner Level 1(Foundation), Biosafety training Institute, University of Edinburgh,
  • Manufacturing Safe Medicines and Medical Devices (GMP), course certified by GetReskilled.


  • PhD in Biological Sciences, The University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
  • MSc in Bioinformatics, The University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
  • B.Pharmacy, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal, India

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