Chemical Engineering

We are one of the largest departments of Chemical Engineering education in the UK, providing world-leading engineering solutions to tackle today's global challenges.

100% of research impact rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

REF 2021

Top 10 in the UK for Chemical Engineering

The Guardian University Guide 2024

Top 5 in the UK for Graduate Prospects in Chemical Engineering

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Study with us

We offer a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate, master's and PhD study.

Research and innovation

Our research has a significant impact and aims to tackle a huge variety of real-world, global issues.

Our research and innovation

Net Zero

We are researching ways to sustainably use energy to maintain the environment and investigate cleaner, more efficient ways to use fossil fuels.

Net Zero

Biotechnology and Healthcare

Our researchers are addressing global issues including antimicrobial resistance and enabling cost-effective production of high-value therapeutics.

Biotechnology and Healthcare

Sustainable Manufacturing and Circular Economy

Our vision is to transform the UK’s chemical industry’s linear supply chain model into a fossil-independent, climate-positive and eco-friendly circular economy.

Sustainable Manufacturing and Circular Economy

Digital Engineering

Our research focuses on the development of advanced AI techniques and using advanced modelling and simulation tools across broad engineering areas.

Digital Engineering
Dean of School, Chris Reilly

Our people

We attract and recruit exceptional academics who are leaders in their fields, passionate about what they teach, and at the cutting edge of recent research.