The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies is a multidisciplinary research centre, including the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and collaborators from Mechanical Engineering and Biology and Biochemistry. We develop new molecules, materials and processes for sustainability in the broadest possible sense, structured around five main strands:
Introduction to the CSCT
- Renewable resources: Plastics from plants; Sustainable biofuels; Sustainable platform chemicals; CO2 capture and utilization;
- Clean energy: Photovoltaics and solar energy conversion; Lithium battery materials; Sustainable hydrogen;
- Cleaner processes: Water processes; Benign catalyst development; Green chemistry and engineering; Flow chemistry, reactor design, chemical manufacturing;
- Pharmaceutical and wellbeing: Biomedical sensing and diagnostics; Biomedical materials; Synthetic transformations for drug discovery; and
- Life cycle impact reduction.
With leading academic research groups in many relevant areas, and state-of-the-art facilities, we carry out research that crosses traditional boundaries between chemical sciences and engineering. All our research projects are multidisciplinary in nature, to deliver new and sustainable chemical technologies for the future.
For more information on what we do, see our list of academic members and their research interests.