Department of Chemical Engineering

Organisation profile


Our Department brings together different disciplines, from chemical engineering to bioscience to chemistry, mathematics, and analytical and measurement science.

We are one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the UK and with traditional strengths in process integration, crystallisation, industrial sustainability, and bioprocessing we aim to extend the boundaries of the chemical engineering discipline.

The overall vision of the Department is to develop and promote chemical engineering as a discipline that creates practical and sustainable advances for the overall benefit of society.

Research is organised around a matrix of six informal themes:

Advanced functional materials and analytical science
Biochemical and bioprocess engineering
Catalysis and porous materials
Multi-scale modelling
Process integration
Sustainable industrial systems

Expertise in these groupings enables us to address key multidisciplinary societal challenges related to energy, water, food and nutrition, and health and wellbeing.

We benefit from a range of research facilities including the £16m James Chadwick Building for large-scale chemical engineering research as well as involvement in multidisciplinary University research institutes.

We also aspire to develop an exemplary record of knowledge transfer and to harness our research capability to produce the best environment for student education.

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