School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science


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 6 informal themes:

  1. Advanced Functional Materials and Analytical Science
  2. Biochemical and Biprocess Engineering
  3. Catalysis and Porous Materials
  4. Multiscale Modelling
  5. Process Integration
  6. Sustainable Industrial Systems

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 research facilities including the £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.

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