Our world-class research is grouped into four different themes, enabling us to tackle the wider quality-of-life challenges in the 21st century.

Research challenges

Our research seeks to benefit society by creating world-leading chemical and biological engineering knowledge that fosters sustainability and resilience. We tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time such as:

  • energy
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • water

Our research in numbers

  • £6M in research award granted to the department.
  • £3.5M invested in new research facilities.
  • 750 delegates at our conferences
  • 164 PhD students.
  • 139 publications.
  • 87 funders.
  • 29 live grants.
  • 5 research centres.


Research case studies

PhD opportunities