Department of Chemical Engineering research

Our research focuses on sustainability. We improve products and processes in areas key to society including water, energy and food, health and well-being.

Our research centres

Our research is carried out in one of our three centres. Research ranges from fundamental and blue skies innovation to industrial-scale development. They address chemical, materials, pharmaceutical, biochemical, water and waste treatment challenges.



Associated research hubs

Our research is multidisciplinary at heart. We have links with other centres in the University and networks further afield.




Study with us

We support Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) to train the next generation of chemical engineers.



Our research impact

89% of our research submitted to the Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering unit of assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was deemed world leading or internationally excellent.