Research overview

Philip Martin
"We aim to employ our skills and expertise - ranging from the very fundamentals of theoretical chemical engineering science (e.g. molecular-based equations of state) to experimental process development and optimisation - to solve important multidisciplinary challenges."
Dr Philip Martin, Director of Research.
The School 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 School 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 5 informal themes:

  1. Sustainable Engineering
  2. Process Development and Integration
  3. Molecular Systems and Biomaterials
  4. Multi-Scale Modelling
  5. Instrumentation and Analytical Science

Expertise in these groupings enables us to address key multi-disciplinary societal challenges related to energy, water, food and nutrition, and health and well-being.

We benefit from a range of new research facilities including the new £16M James Chadwick Building for large-scale chemical engineering research as well as involvement in multi-disciplinary 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.

Research degrees

We offer postgraduate research PhD, MPhil, MSc by Research, and EngD programmes. Read More >>

View the current funded studentships for PhD study within the School.

The School also has a number of funded scholarships linked to specific research projects.

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