Research

Our research is helping develop solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges including: Energy, Environment, Food, Health and Water.

In 2017/2018 we achieved:
- £3 million research awards granted to the department
- 139 Publications
- 27 Grants
CBE global

Greener nanomaterials

We're leading on a £1.9 million collaborative project to explore how precision nanomaterials can be manufactured in a way that is both large scale and environmentally friendly.

Read about our research themes

Reusing waste

We're working with Viridor, one the of UK’s largest waste management companies, to develop an integrated approach to extracting waste materials from landfill.

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PhD study

Current opportunities

Be part of world-leading chemical and biological research.

Research opportunities 

PhD profiles

Our PhD researchers are passionate about addressing the world's big challenges.

Research stories

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Begin your journey as a world-changing researcher. 

PhD application process