PhD opportunities

Be part of our world-leading chemical and biological engineering research and help tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time. Explore our available PhD projects and pursue your passion.

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Our innovative research

We have a wide-range of exciting and transformative projects available in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. We are exceptionally proud of the innovative research that happens every day in the department, and we hope that you can join us in helping to solve real-world challenges through research. Our stats reflect our commitment to research excellence:

  • We're a research-led department and in the last 5 years we have secured £21.8 million in research income.
  • We've invested £3.5 million in state-of-the-art research facilities
  • We have 87 funders 
  • We have five research centres
  • Our research expertise spans four themes 
  • 96 per cent of our research as a faculty is rated in the highest two categories of the Research Excellence Framework 2021, classing it as world-leading or internationally excellent

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