The new University of Manchester’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS) is one of the largest, most diverse and best equipped schools in the world in its discipline, employing more than 55 members of academic staff. At any one time, around 260 postgraduates are studying for a PhD, MPhil or MSc.
With research capabilities ranging from the nano-scale to bulk manufacturing, the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science employs staff and attracts research students from a broad range of disciplines, including engineers, physicists, chemists, mathematicians and biotechnologists. The work of the School is equally multidisciplinary, encompassing process design, modelling, computation, biotechnology, environmental technology, instrumentation and analytical science.
Our five main research themes are:
• Centre for Instrumentation and Analytical Science
• Centre for Process Integration
• Sustainable Industrial Systems
• Multi-scale and Multi-phase Systems
• Self-sustaining Biological Systems
Our Morton Laboratory building, a unique pilot-industrial-scale plant (the only one of its type and size in a British university), recently benefited from a £6.6 million upgrade, installing state of the art technology and laboratory facilities. Our facilities for biotechnology are also world-leading, and are located in the new Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
We were rated one of the top Chemical Engineering departments for research, in the last Research Assessment Exercise carried out by HEFCE. Our thriving, international, post graduate community benefits from our first class research and teaching programmes, our strong links with other disciplines and with industry, and from our student-support and peer-mentoring programme.
Extensive computing and library services, as well as joint use of the sports and library facilities of other local, academic institutions in the city of Manchester are open to our research students. These include the new Commonwealth sports complex and olympic-size swimming pool.
With more than 55 research-active staff supervising projects at the leading edge of industrially–relevant research, you are certain to find a programme (MPhil, PhD or EngD) that matches your interests and enhances your personal and professional development.