‘Intelligent’ manufacturing process

Leeds scientists are transforming the way medicines and other chemicals are produced

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‘Intelligent’ manufacturing process

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
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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.

  • Marco Colombo, EPSRC, Towards comprehensive multiphase flow modelling for nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics (May 2019), £345,425
  • Jenny Jones, EPSRC and BF2RA, Biomass combustion system technology development for multi-fuel diet (May 2019), £49,325
  • Gordon Andrews, Valerie Dupont, Herodotos Phylaktou, Alison TomlinBEIS Business Energ Indust Strat, Hy4HEAT - Open fronted fire - Phase 1 & 2 (May 2019), £186,170 
  • Gordon Andrews, Valerie Dupont, Steven MilneHerodotos Phylaktou, Alison TomlinBEIS Business Energ Indust Strat, Hy4HEAT - Innovative appliance - Phase 1 & 2 (May 2019), £240,325 
  • Gordon Andrews, Valerie Dupont, Herodotos Phylaktou, Alison TomlinBEIS Business Energ Indust Strat, Hy4HEAT - Glass fronted fire - Phase 1 & 2 (May 2019), £201,909
  • David Harbottle, Timothy Hunter, EPSRC, Electrokinetic Separation for Enhanced Decontamination of Soils and Groundwater Systems (April 2019), £378,287
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Research degrees

We are interested in the brightest and the best students from around the world to join our research teams.

We have a number of funded PhD projects and scholarships available.

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