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Welcome to The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

"It is my privilege to be Head of the only combined School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the Russell Group of research-intensive universities at a time when there is such a pressing need for the skills and expertise that these disciplines can provide."

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Professor Steven Bell, Head of School

In the School we offer degrees in both Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, so that students can choose which subject fits them best, but our outlook and research is very much cross-disciplinary. Having both Chemists and Chemical Engineers working in partnership provides a unique environment for teaching and research. In particular means we are able to work on making fundamental discoveries and translate these into solutions to real world problems.

Much of our research falls under the broad headings of Healthcare and Sustainability, examples of recent funded projects include development of novel antibiotics and reduction of single use plastics. The School also leads the EU-funded Bryden Centre for renewable energy research, the industry-led Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) as well as our world-leading QUILL ionic liquids research centre. This research background informs our teaching so that students trained in our School are equipped with the skills that allow them to go out and make a real difference in the world.

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DR PETER KNIPE

We are an organic chemistry research lab seeking to: (i) discover new catalysts and catalytic reactions; and (ii) use synthetic and supramolecular chemistry to develop new strategies to disrupt protein-protein interactions, which are implicated in many human diseases.

Learn more about Dr Knipe's research

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