The School of Engineering and Applied Science was rated highly in the latest Research Assessment Exercise. Research strengths in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  were vital to achieving this performance.

Research activity is particularly focused in the areas of development and analysis of new materials and processes with particular application to biological and environmental systems.  The membership of the Research Groups at CEAC comprises senior academic staff who have established international reputations and this has helped  to foster strong links with industrial and academic partners – and to attract substantial research income.

The vibrant research effort within CEAC is divided into two main areas,  Bioenergy and Polymers. Within these two areas there are different research groups concentrating on projects that offer important opportunities for the exploitation of scientific and  technological advances.

European Bioenergy Research Institute

The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) acts as a focus for pan-European activities on scientific and technological aspects of biomass conversion and utilisation of products for renewable power, heat, transport fuels, hydrogen and chemicals.

For more information on the different research activities within EBRI, please click here.

Polymers and Advanced Materials Group

The Group is a leading broad-based polymer research group of national and international standing with expertise in basic and applied multidisciplinary research into polymers and biomaterials; from novel design and synthesis, to melt processing and the role of specialty additives and antioxidants, through to their performance in service for industrial, biological and medical applications.

For more information on the different research activities within Polymers and Advanced Materials Group, please click here.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research