Meet the Department 25th February 2016
So water nowadays, in my opinion, is like a matter of national security, right? So my research can…we are basically studying how to control the water loss and water evaporation from land. And that, of course, will be a huge benefit for the public.
Chemical engineers at work 10th February 2016
I’ve learnt a lot from my placement so far! I feel like my communication skills have improved immensely after talking to colleagues and managers all at different levels of the company.
Meet the Department 29th January 2016
So we take our inspiration from natural materials, from shells, from how bananas organise when they grow, for example. And then we will actually design molecules, and look at how molecules interact with each other, and design them so that they pack and structure in a highly efficient and well organised way.
Chemical engineers at work 22nd January 2016
I spend a lot of my time performing analysis of our site operations, looking at how well we model (predict) the running of the refinery. This involves a lot of communication across all areas of the site, as well as the use of many modelling and analysis tools to compare data.
Meet the Department 18th December 2015
In that area, of course, when I do a good job, or when the industry takes up my research, then it leads to price reductions or time to market reductions. So that means that pharmaceuticals might be available faster or might be cheaper. And that, of course, is highly beneficial to the general public. I would say in any Western state, but also, specifically the UK.
Chemical engineers at work 9th December 2015
Try and get some experience beforehand. This will help you find out whether the industry is for you. You should also apply to as many companies as possible if you have your heart set on getting a placement. Any experience is better than no experience.
Student experience 3rd December 2015
I chose this course due to a love of science. The variety I previously mentioned is hard to find on other courses and allows me to apply a real mix of knowledge, with maths and physics as the main topics but chemistry and even biology also being studied.
Meet the Department 27th November 2015
Yeah, so I think the way I kind of got into engineering, and becoming an academic in chemical engineering, involved a lot of luck. Some conscious decisions as well, but really it was sort of a random path that ended up in the right place. I think I’m in the right place for me, and that’s because what I always had was curiosity.