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're tackling some of the biggest challenges of our times, including climate change, energy, poverty, affordable medicines, green manufacturing and sustainable agriculture. 

Our research in numbers

  • £21.8 Million in research income secured by the department in the last 5 years.
  • £3.5 Million invested in new research facilities.
  • 750 delegates at our conferences 2019
  • 180 PhD students.
  • 87 funders.
  • 29 live grants.
  • 5 research centres.


Research case studies

PhD opportunities