Chemical Engineering research 

 
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The Centre for Formulation Engineering

The Centre for Formulation Engineering

The Centre for Formulation Engineering

The Centre for Formulation Engineering

The Centre for Formulation Engineering

The Centre for Formulation Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering celebrates strong research performance

The School of Chemical Engineering is very pleased to have achieved an excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 87%of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. It was ranked joint fourth overall in the UK for its research prowess and first nationally for research impact.

Learn more about our REF results.

Our mission is to carry out research of the highest academic quality, which is novel, challenging and relevant to users.

Our strengths are in design and characterisation of microstructured products, and in heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, particle technology and materials engineering across chemical, biological and physical systems. We collaborate with world-class industry, and with leading edge engineering and science departments nationally and internationally.

This is reflected in our RAE rating which shows us to be in the top five Chemical Engineering Schools in the country; 20% of our outputs were in the highest 4* category (highest-international, world-leading) and 45% in the 3* (high international) ranking.

Research is structured into four industry themes:

Queen's Anniversary Prize

The CFE has been selected for a Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the most prestigious honour that can be awarded to a UK university or college.