The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies is a multidisciplinary research centre, including the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Physics, and the School of Management. We develop new molecules, materials and processes for sustainability in the broadest possible sense, structured around four main themes:
- Energy and Water: solar cells, fuel cells and batteries, sustainable water supply, water cycle & human health
- Renewable Feedstocks and Biotechnology: biofuels, biopolymers, biorefineries, platform chemicals
- Processes and Manufacturing: reaction engineering, sustainable integrated processes, process intensification, flow chemistry
- Healthcare Technologies: synthetic methodology for pharmaceuticals, rapid sensing in hospital environments, infection detection, diagnostic nanomedicines
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.