We're continually investing in creating an innovative working environment with cutting-edge facilities to help you achieve more.

The Diamond Building

The Diamond building

You'll get to study in The Diamond building, our largest-ever investment in teaching and learning. The building has specific chemical engineering laboratories and also holds our Pilot Plant where you can test simulations and control systems in a safe product environment. 

The department is based in Sir Robert Hadfield Building which boasts four lecture theatres, numerous well-equipped research laboratories for postgraduate work and extensive computer facilities.

Take a 360 degree tour of the Diamond

The Diamond Pilot Plant

As well as housing specific chemical engineering laboratories, The Diamond and also holds our Pilot Plant (DiPP). Here you can test simulations and control systems in a safe product environment. 

The plant features cutting edge integrated manufacturing processes at relevant industrial scale that incorporate many traditional and modern unit operations:

  • Dedicated industrial control room
  • Power to X pilot plant to convert renewable energy to environmentally friendly diesel fuel
  • Next-generation biomanufacturing using sustainable feedstock
  • Manufacturing of high value formulated products e.g. pharmaceutical dosage forms.

With its prime position in the Diamond at the corner of St George's Terrace and Broad Lane, and two storey high glass walls, DiPP is a window onto world class engineering at the University of Sheffield.

It has cutting edge equipment, software and products sponsored by manufacturing companies including GEA and NiTech. In addition to giving students real world experience, the manufacturers benefit from having around 500 students per year exposed to their products and engineering philosophies.

DiPP can also be used for training and upskilling employees of UK companies in modern engineering processes and tools. The facility demonstrates that our engineers are part of the solution for the grand challenges our communities face in the world today.

Biobacterial laboratory

Get a feel for the laboratory facilities and equipment available to our masters students.

Ideas Space, Faculty of Engineering

Ideas Space

The spacious, double height atrium, the Ideas Space serves as a central focus point for both staff and students, with facilities being provided to enable group working and quiet areas for individual working.

BioAnalytical Facility

The department hosts a custom built, well-equipped analytical facility for Proteomic workflows for protein and peptide analysis and characterisation of nucleic acids, nucleosides and other metabolites. Further information.