Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our innovative research, prestigious degree programmes and strong relationship with the commercial sector make us one of the most successful Chemical Engineering departments in the UK. 


Our degrees are designed to meet the needs of industry and prepare students for a rewarding career in engineering.

We offer a range of study options:

Our programmes develop technical, communication and management skills and feature a strong design element. They have all been awarded the highest level of professional accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.


We carry out internationally recognised research. Our work focuses on sustainable technology and covers three main areas:

  • Advanced Materials and Porous Solids
  • Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

We have several outstanding research groups that often exchange ideas. Our staff also collaborate with academics, businesses and educational establishments across the world.

Our Department's research has been ranked top ten in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 89% of the research submitted to the Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering unit of assessment deemed world leading or internationally excellent.

Industry links

We have extensive links with industry and work with businesses of all sizes. We also offer our expertise to companies through knowledge transfer partnerships.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

Membranes Engineering & Materials Science
Catalysts Engineering & Materials Science
Temperature Engineering & Materials Science
Adsorption Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrogen Engineering & Materials Science
Water Engineering & Materials Science
membrane Earth & Environmental Sciences
Metals Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2003 2023

Research Output 1991 2018

Analysis of Ru/La-Al2O3 catalyst loading on alumina monoliths and controlling regimes in methane steam reforming

Ashraf, M. A., Sanz, O., Italiano, C., Vita, A., Montes, M. & Specchia, S. 15 Feb 2018 In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 334, p. 1792-1807 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steam reforming
Reforming reactions

Efficient defluoridation of water by Monetite nanorods

Shen, J., Evangelista, M. F., Mkongo, G., Wen, H., Langford, R., Rosair, G. M., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Arrighi, V. 1 Feb 2018 In : Adsorption. 24, 2, p. 135–145 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adsorption isotherms

Emerging contaminants in food waste digestion

De Groof, V., Arnot, T., Coma, M. & Kasprzyk-Hordern, B. 2 Feb 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster