University of Manchester: Sustainable Industrial Systems

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


The main aim of our research is to help identify sustainable solutions for industrial systems on a life cycle basis, taking into account economic, environmental and social aspects.

We work across different sectors and supply chains, including chemicals, energy, food and water. We collaborate with industry, government, NGOs and other organisations. You can find out more about this research area 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.

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The University of Manchester
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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