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Chemical and Process Engineering

PGR-RA-165

Expertise of research area
chemical engineering; chemical production; colloids; energy; low carbon futures; molecules to product; polymers; sustainable process engineering


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Researchers in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering take a multi-disciplinary and modern approach to Chemical Engineering, integrating world-leading analytical infrastructure and state-of-the-art physical science. The breadth of our capabilities allows us to take a true &amp;lsquo;atoms-to-products&amp;rsquo; approach to process engineering and design, with impact across virtually all industrial sectors.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>We offer a range of PhD opportunities within the School of Chemical and Process Engineering.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll join a friendly,&nbsp;<a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-research-degrees/dir/student-alumni-profiles">supportive and diverse&nbsp;community of postgraduate researchers</a>&nbsp;who come from all over the world.</p> <p>Our main&nbsp;research themes are listed below:</p> <h5><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-advanced-engineering-materials">Advanced Engineering Materials</a></h5> <p>Research groups involved in this theme include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-advanced-engineering-materials/doc/functional-materials">Functional materials</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-advanced-engineering-materials/doc/applied-photon-science">Applied photon science</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-advanced-engineering-materials/doc/materials-characterisation">Materials characterisation</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-advanced-engineering-materials/doc/colloid-polymer-engineering">Colloid and polymer engineering</a></li> </ul> <p>This research theme links to the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130565/bragg_centre_for_materials_research">Bragg Centre for Materials Research</a> and the <a href="http://www.royce.ac.uk/research-areas/atoms-to-devices/">Atoms to Devices theme</a> of the <a href="https://www.royce.ac.uk/partners/university-of-leeds/">Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials</a>.</p> <h5><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-sustainable-systems-processes">Sustainable Systems and Processes</a></h5> <p>Research groups involved in this theme include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-sustainable-systems-processes/doc/sustainable-low-carbon-futures-group">Sustainable low carbon futures</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-sustainable-systems-processes/doc/industrial-biotechnology">Industrial biotechnology and bio-waste</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-sustainable-systems-processes/doc/clean-combustion">Clean combustion</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-sustainable-systems-processes/doc/nuclear-engineering">Nuclear engineering</a></li> </ul> <p>Sustainable systems and processes underpins our <a href="https://bioenergy.leeds.ac.uk/">Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy</a>.</p> <h5><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-innovative-manufacturing-products">Innovative Manufacturing and Products</a></h5> <p>Research groups involved in this theme include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-innovative-manufacturing-products/doc/digital-manufacturing-emerging-technologies">Digital manufacturing and emerging technologies&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-innovative-manufacturing-products/doc/process-tomography">Process tomography</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-innovative-manufacturing-products/doc/modelling-data-analytics">Modelling and data analytics</a></li> <li><a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-sustainable-systems-processes/doc/complex-systems-processes">Multiscale process engineering</a></li> </ul> <p>We have collaborative links with centres and institutes, including <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130564/energy">Energy Leeds</a>, the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130565/bragg_centre_for_materials_research">Bragg Centre for Materials Research</a> and the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.iprd.leeds.ac.uk/">Institute of Process Research and Development</a>.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-research-degrees">Research degrees in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-research-innovation">School of Chemical and Process Engineering, Research&nbsp;and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:</p> <p>e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 34 35057</p>


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