Our research is helping develop solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges including: energy, environment, food, health and water.

In the last 5 years we have secured £21.8 million in research income.

The Diamond Pilot Plant

Our new multi-million pound Pilot Plant will develop industry-ready chemical engineers for the future, giving students, researchers and industry professionals access to real-world, scalable technology.

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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.

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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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