University of Manchester: Advanced Functional Materials and Analytical Science

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences View department profile
Telephone 0161 306 4149
Study type Research


Research in this area develops, characterises and analyses a vast array of advanced functional materials. These materials range from responsive biomaterials for regenerative medicine, crystal growth and characterisation for the pharmaceutical industry, spectroscopic and optical characterisation of materials in the nuclear industry, gas sensing and biomolecular lab-on-a-chip detection and biomedical diagnostics. Further information about this research area is available here .

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is a world leader in industrially relevant research and teaching in chemical engineering and related subjects.

We undertake leading-edge multidisciplinary, creative and relevant research on a wide range of topics. Focused on advancing the science and engineering of complex systems and addressing different scales and levels of complexity, the research in the School is carried out within four main research themes:
- Energy

- Health

- Sustainability

- Water

Our breadth of research expertise and highly advanced facilities make us an ideal choice whatever your doctoral interest.

Facilitating research across chemical engineering and bioscience, chemistry, mathematics and analytical and measurement science, means we can offer you the benefits of a large multidisciplinary institution at the same time as ensuring you are given personal support for your professional development.

Explore the range of research projects we offer, as well as the development and network opportunities you can expect as one of our postgraduates.

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School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences


Chemical Engineering has a long tradition of innovation and excellence at Manchester - we are, after all, the birthplace of the chemical engineering discipline! George E Davis first delivered a series of lectures on the subject in 1887 and published the first ever book on chemical engineering.

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science was formed in 2004, integrating the former UMIST departments of Chemical Engineering, Process Integration and Instrumentation and Analytical Science.

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