Research degrees

Funded PhD projects available for the brightest and best students from around the world

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Research degrees

Nuclear Leeds

Recognised as a leader in the field of nuclear science and engineering research

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Nuclear Leeds

Research facilities

Our facilities include the Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre

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Research facilities
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Research and innovation

Research in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering takes a multi-disciplinary and 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, renewable energy integration, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, consumer products, foods and feeds, advanced materials and devices, and environmental protection.

The School is home to a large community of passionate research staff and students, accessing a range of facilities and working within dedicated research laboratories.

Collaborative links

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, the Institute of Process Research and Development, the Bragg Centre for Materials Research and the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials.

Recent grants

Our research is funded by research councils, industry and charities both in the UK and overseas.

  • Sven SchroederInfineum Ltd, Infineum Studentship: James Michael Bucag (Oct 2018), £86,133
  • Peter TaylorEPSRC, Supergen Hub 2017 Call – Energy Networks (Oct 2018), £529,289
  • Andrew Blacker, BBSRC, Bio-integrated Valorisation of India's Municipal Solid Waste to Renewable Feedstocks (Oct 2018), £29,987
  • Valerie Dupont, BBSRC, Bio-integrated Valorisation of India's Municipal Solid Waste to Renewable Feedstocks (Oct 2018), £29,987
  • Andrew Ross, BBSRC, Bio-integrated Valorisation of India's Municipal Solid Waste to Renewable Feedstocks (Oct 2018), £42,838
  • Michael Fairweather, EPSRC, TRANSCEND (Oct 2018), £860,184
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