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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."



Prof. Panagiotis Manesiotis
Head of School

Here at the School, we offer degrees in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and chemical engineering, allowing students to choose a chemical sciences subject which suits them best, whilst at the same time providing an educational and research environment which is cross-disciplinary. Our degrees start from Foundation level and go all the way to Postgraduate Research. Chemists and chemical engineers work in partnership at the School, providing a unique environment which assists our work in making fundamental research discoveries, and our translation of these into real solutions for global challenges.

Our research falls under the broad headings of healthcare and sustainability, with examples of recently-funded keystone projects including those which seek to discover and develop new antibiotics, and reduce the presence of single-use plastics in our environment. The School also leads the Bryden Centre, which focuses on the development of renewable energy systems and infrastructure, as well as the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy, and is also home to a world-leading centre for ionic liquids research, QUILL. Our research activities, both theoretical and applied, directly informs our teaching, allowing students to train in a manner which equips them with cutting-edge skills, and prepares them to make a real difference.

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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
David Keir Building
Stranmillis Road

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5418

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