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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 ranges from fundamental and blue skies innovation to industrial-scale development. They address chemical, materials, pharmaceutical, biochemical, water and waste treatment challenges.

Our research impact

96% of our research submitted to the engineering unit of assessment in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was rated 4* or 3* defined as world-leading/internationally excellent.

Key projects

Our academic community is actively researching to make a better world. Find out more about what they're working on.

Join our team

Whether you are starting your research career or looking for a change, we may have the right opportunity for you.