Research and innovation
Research in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering takes a multi-disciplinary modern approach to Chemical Engineering, integrating world-leading analytical infrastructure and state-of-the-art physical science.
The breadth of our capabilities allows us to take a true ‘atoms-to-products’ approach to process engineering and design, with impact across virtually all industrial sectors, including oil-and-gas, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, consumer products, foods and feeds, advanced materials and devices, and environmental protection.
Our interdisciplinary research is operated through a flexible system of research groups, each led by a member of staff who is an internationally recognised leader in the field.
This group focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of novel products, including carbon, electroceramics, novel and rapidly solidified alloys, steels, photonic materials and increasingly also soft materials such as pharmaceutical and consumer product formulations.more
Our research is funded by research councils, industry and charities both in the UK and overseas.
- Andrew Bayly, Mojtaba Ghadiri, Ali Hassanpour, Andrew Mullis, EPSRC, EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powders and Processes (Dec 2016), £774,201
- Sven Schroeder, Kevin Roberts, EPSRC, Future Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation Research Hub (Dec 2016), £348,546
- John Staggs, DSTL Porton Down, Internal heat transport modelling (Nov 2016), £42,885
- Steven Milne, Andrew Bell, Andrew Brown, Richard Drummond-Bryson, Sven Schroder, EPSRC, Analysis of Polar Nanostructures in High Temperature Relaxor Dielectrics: a Framework for Materials Discovery (Nov 2016), £497,492
- Mojtaba Ghadiri, EPSRC, Virtual Formulation Laboratory for prediction and optimisation of manufacturability of advanced solids based formulations (Aug 2016), £357,626
We collaborate globally with academic institutions and multinational companies in the electronics, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, food and feed and packaging sectors.
Within the University of Leeds, we collaborate extensively across engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, dentistry and design. We also have strong links with Energy Leeds, High Value Engineering and the Institute of Process Research and Development.