In your fourth year, you’ll carry out an individual research project under the supervision of an academic supervisor. The project will enable you to develop your research ability, a key skill needed in industry. The topics of the projects provided vary greatly and are associated with current engineering problems in Chemical and Process Engineering. Through the project, by the methods of experiment or computational simulation, you’ll gain an understanding in the area and develop the scientific understanding and engineering technology for the specific problem. It will also give you experience of:
- project initiation
- literature review
- methodology planning
- experiments and analysis
- scientific presentation and report writing.
Examples of current projects include:
- crystallisation behaviour of sodium myristate surfactant (soap) in water and organic solvents
- molecular dynamics simulations for change of physico-thermal properties of nanoparticles
- in-line rheometry of nuclear waste suspensions
- functionalisation of silica nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery in reservoirs with high temperature, pressure and salinity
- tap widget atomisation: experimentally measuring characteristics of the spray produced by a commercial nozzle for water taps.