Chemical & Process EngineeringResearch & PhDs

The Department of Chemical & Process Engineering at Strathclyde is one of the biggest Chemical Engineering departments in the UK. Strathclyde has been teaching Chemical Engineering since 1924 and is recognised for its leading and internationally excellent research.

Our research applies advances in science and mathematics to develop solutions to challenges faced by industry and society, such as manufacturing medicines, delivering clean water and providing renewable energy.


Meet our students

Daria Stoliarskaia PhD Student 360x180

Daria Stoliarskaia, Russia

"Strathclyde has a long history of collaborations with other universities and research groups which results in pioneering research with the involvement of experts around the world. From day one I have received support and encouragement from the University, my Department and my supervisors. During my time here I have managed to gain a lot of specific computational skills and learned how to work independently and also as a member of a team.

Martin Prostredny PhD Student 360x180

Martin Prostredny, Slovakia

During my Master’s studies, I came to Strathclyde for one semester as an Erasmus exchange student. That’s when I met my current supervisors and was given the opportunity to come back to study for my PhD in Chemical Engineering. I really enjoy the mixed international and local character of Strathclyde, which enables you to get to meet and become friends with other students, not only from Scotland but from all over the world. The atmosphere within the Department is very friendly and there’s always someone you can approach if you are struggling either with your work or with other issues.

Aditi Mukhopadhyay PhD Student 360x180

Aditi Mukhopadhyay, Scotland

My enjoyable and rewarding experiences proved to me that there was absolutely nowhere else I would rather be than at Strathclyde. Having had a keen eye for research very early on, I wanted to pursue a topic that I would find enriching, fulfilling and most importantly, one that I would enjoy. I have really enjoyed my PhD studies so far and have already become more independent with regards to my work. I have also been able to integrate my project with different fields of engineering such as mechanical and electrical.

PhD Student Priscila 360x180

Priscila Valverde Armas, Ecuador

If I had to select a higher institution for my postgraduate studies, I would choose Strathclyde University again due to its extraordinary research, quality facilities, and staff members’ expertise and kindness.