Chemical Engineering at Birmingham
Birmingham has one of the largest concentrations of Chemical Engineering expertise in the UK, with an excellent reputation in learning, teaching and research.
This reputation 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.
Chemical Engineering at Birmingham combines teaching from lecturers who are global experts in their field, together with leading edge teaching facilities and laboratories to enhance the learning experience for our students. We also have strong links with key employers who provide projects and work placements for our students and regularly recruit our graduates, including Procter & Gamble, bp, ConocoPhilips, ExxonMobil, Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Unilever, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline.
Formulation Engineering Research
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.
Research is structured into four industry themes:
Bioengineering: bioseparations, cell and tissue engineering and bioremediation
Energy and Chemical industries: fuel cells and catalysis, reactions in supercritical fluids, reaction engineering and the chemistry-chemical engineering interface
Food, Health and Nutrition: research into structured foods, food hygiene and food safety
Speciality Products: particle and solids processing, structured materials; and pharmaceutical processing