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Chemical & Process EngineeringWorking with industry

The Chemical & Process Engineering Department historically has strong links with industry, through our distance learning programme, student placements and knowledge transfer partnerships. Businesses can work with us in a number of ways:

Contact us or take a short survey to find out how we can work together. 

Case studies

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The National Nuclear Laboratory

The National Nuclear Laboratory is working with C&PE to embed hybrid modelling approaches using advanced data-fusion methodologies to process analysis, including scale-up techniques for translation of laboratory experiment based models to manufacturing processes.

Academic partner: Iain Burns

 

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Alconbury Weston Ltd.

Our KT partnership with Alconbury Weston Ltd enabled us to develop and optimise an innovative continuous filtration, washing and drying system for pharmaceutical process development and small scale manufacturing.

Academic partners: Chris Price, Paul Mulheran, Sara Ottoboni, Simon Coleman (KTP Associate) at UoS Alastair Barton, Paul Firth and Richard Sutherland at Alconbury Weston

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Biotechnology Innovation Centre & EPSRC Impact Accelerator Account

This project is funded by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre and the EPSRC Impact Accelerator Account. The work focuses on the conjugation of nanoparticles to antibodies to produce efficient, low-cost devices for the detection of pathogens, working with a local biotech SME.

Academic partners: Paul Mulheran, Mohammed Al Qaraghuli, Karin Kubiak-Ossowska, Val Ferro for the University of Strathclyde

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BlueShift International Materials Inc.and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre

This 4-day course provides training on adsorption fundamentals, from molecular mechanisms up to industrial processes. It is aimed at industry professionals, 1st-year PhD candidates, or anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of adsorption-based separation and storage processes.

Academic partners: Ashleigh Fletcher, Iain Burns, Miguel Jorge

Summer school students

CPD Adsorption Summer School

This 4-day course provides training on adsorption fundamentals, from molecular mechanisms up to industrial processes. It is aimed at industry professionals, 1st-year PhD candidates, or anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of adsorption-based separation and storage processes.

Academic partners: Ashleigh Fletcher, Iain Burns, Miguel Jorge

Pentagon Chemicals Specialties Ltd.

This project with Pentagon Chemicals Specialties Ltd was to develop a new process for the full scale production of an intermediate feedstock chemical.  This encompassed the full spectrum of process development, from laboratory work characterising catalyst performance to design and initial equipment commissioning for commercial scale manufacture.

Academic partners: Leo Lue, Iain Burns, Philip Sellars (KTP Associate), Ronnie Fisher (General Manager Site Director, Pentagon Chemical Specialties Ltd.), Neil Work (Director, Pentagon Chemical Specialties Ltd.)

MEng Industrial Project

Every year the department organises industrial projects for MEng student to apply the chemical engineering knowledge to solve problems in industry. The department work with a range of industrial partners to identify suitable projects, select suitable candidates and support the student to deliver the project

Academic partners: Todd Green, Claudi Chen