Postgraduate PhD degree - Chemical Engineering PhD/MSc by research (Energy and Chemical Industries specialism):
Our Energy research theme addresses the challenges of introducing the hydrogen economy to replace the current reliance on carbon-based fuels. Fuel cells, hydrogen generation, storage and use are being investigated.
The Chemical Industries theme addresses key challenges including novel production routes using catalysis or supercritical fluids, reduction of waste by-products, and control of product formulation.
Chemical Engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.
Birmingham is a friendly, self-confident, School which has one of the largest concentrations of chemical engineering expertise in the UK. The School is consistently in the top five chemical engineering schools for research in the country.
It has a first-class reputation in learning, teaching and research, and is highly placed in both The Guardian and The Times league tables. The School was recently awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.
Course fact file
Type of Course: Doctoral research
Study Options: Full time, part time
Duration: PhD: 3 years full-time; MPhil: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start date: Research degrees can start at any time by agreement with the supervisor