Faculty of EngineeringChemical & Process Engineering

Our Research Themes

  • Advanced manufacturing & materials
  • Energy
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Measurement science & enabling technologies
  • Society & policy

Porous materials and metal-organic frameworks; polymeric materials; the nucleation, growth and separation of crystals; the applications of electrochemistry to coatings, metal ion recovery, water clean-up; alternative energy sources, such as biomass; engineering education and designing effective safety systems.

PhD Project Examples

  • Development of procedures to accurately and rapidly characterise thermodynamic phase behaviour for novel pharmaceutical products
  • Investigating the relationship between human responses and major safety incidents in the process industries
  • Novel approach to control pharmaceutical crystallisation using heterogeneous nucleation
  • Nano-porous materials for removal of pollutants from water
  • Development of a novel electrochemical supercapacitor for energy devices
  • Design of Functional Chitosan Films: Antimicrobial and Heavy Metal Capture Applications

Students are enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development Programme (PgCert RPD)