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Newcastle University: Chemical Engineering

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
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Study type Research


The MPhil and PhD programmes in Chemical Engineering attract students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds such as statistics, maths, electrical engineering, chemistry and physics. You may work on multidisciplinary research projects in collaboration with colleagues across the University or from external organisations.

Research in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials is cross-disciplinary and our strategy is to ensure that our research groups grow and provide a balanced portfolio of activities for the future. This is achieved in part through MPhil and PhD supervision.

Advanced materials Electrochemical engineering science Process intensification Process modelling and optimisation Working with industry


We have a range of laboratories, testing equipment and software for use by researchers: •nanoindentation facilities for high spatial resolution mechanical testing •sensitive mechanical test frames for biomaterial assessment •test frames for environmentally assisted cracking •range of tribological testers (scratch, pin-on-disc, abrasion, galling, twin disc rolling-sliding and components scale tests) •biological AFM •X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) •pilot scale fuel cell tests •micro and nano fabrication and metrology (through nano-labs) •pilot scale electrodeposition facilities •electrochemistry in controlled environment (glove box) •Process Intensification Laboratory •Gas-solid Reactions Laboratory •pilot/larger scale equipment •Bioprocessing Laboratory – Process Analytical Equipment •ABB X-PAT Software for on-line real time monitoring and control •standard bioprocessing equipment.

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About us
A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

Through high quality teaching it …

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