School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Research Programmes

Research Programmes

Our research postgraduate programmes allow you to work on your own area of specialism, or collaborate with academic and industry units.

Candidates on MPhil and PhD degrees in our School come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including:

  • statisticians
  • mathematicians
  • electrical engineers
  • chemists
  • physicists
  • and of course, chemical and process engineers

Find out what to expect if you join one of our research programmes, and watch a webinar where current students answer questions about the School and their studies.


Many work on projects in collaboration with other schools in the University, external institutions and with numerous companies, many of which are household names. These collaborative projects reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the research work carried out in our School.

They cover a wide range of activities such as:

  • food processing
  • water treatment systems
  • process intensification technology
  • solvent extraction
  • polymer reactors
  • process modelling and control
  • design of electrochemical reactors and fuel cells
  • clean technology