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 Dive into the research topics where Department of Chemical Engineering is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Membranes Chemical Compounds
Catalysts Chemical Compounds
Metals Chemical Compounds
Adsorption Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
Hydrogen Chemical Compounds
Carbon Monoxide Chemical Compounds
Gases Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2003 2024

KTP with Norgren Ltd

Perera, S. & Chew, Y.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Responsive, molecularly imprinted devices

Leese, H.


Project: Other

Research Output 1991 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

3D Printed Fouling-resistant Composite Membranes

Mazinani, S., Al-Shimmery, A., Chew, Y-M. & Mattia, D., 25 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

A direct Z-scheme g-C3N4/FeWO4 nanocomposite for Enhanced and Selective Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction under Visible Light

Bhosale, R., Jain, S., Prabhakaran Vinod, C., Kumar, S. & Ogale, S., 25 Jan 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Student theses

A biochemical engineering study of lysozyme refolding

Author: Guise, A. D., 1996

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Adsorption of vapours on active carbons.

Author: Siddiqi, K. S., 1980

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Advanced characterisation of industrially important coal-based carbon materials

Author: Sima-Ella, E., 2005

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD