Chemical And Process Engineering

  • 75 Montrose Street, Level 4, James Weir Building


    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Chemical engineering research at Strathclyde stretches across the boundaries of science and engineering; from controlled assembly of nanostructured materials to design of advanced reactors, and from combating global warming with novel energy storage and gas separation technology to understanding protein aggregation in degenerative diseases.

The department’s main research themes, nanostructured materials, biomolecular engineering, and low carbon technology, are described below. These over-arching themes are underpinned by particular strengths in multi-scale modelling, optical diagnostics, and adsorption measurement. Indeed, two-thirds of our research output was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent by the 2008 research assessment exercise.

We have strong links with other engineering and science departments, both within Strathclyde and externally.

Research Themes:

Nanostructured Materials  Key Areas of Research: Development, characterisation, measurement and modelling of novel nanostructured materials.

Biomolecular Engineering  Key Areas of Research: Bioanalytical technologies, biotherapeutics engineering, protein aggregation and assembly.

Low carbon technology  Key areas of research: novel materials and processes related to carbon capture, hydrogen storage, fuel cells and supercapacitors.

Multi-scale modelling  Key areas of research: theory and simulation of interfacial systems, aggregation processes in bulk and at interfaces, colloidal and soft matter, granular material.

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Silicon Dioxide Chemical Compounds
Adsorption Chemical Compounds
Silica Engineering & Materials Science
Electrolytes Chemical Compounds
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
adsorption Physics & Astronomy
Molecular dynamics Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2004 2023

Solvay PhD studentship cofunding

Johnston, K.

Cytec Engineered Materials Ltd


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

DTP 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Cashmore, Andrew

Sefcik, J., Haw, M. & Cashmore, A.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 1989 2019

Conundrum of γ glycine nucleation revisited: to stir or not to stir?

Vesga, M. J., McKechnie, D., Mulheran, P. A., Johnston, K. & Sefcik, J., 18 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : CrystEngComm. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Amino acids
Open Access
Particle Size
Interfacial energy

Foam stability influenced by displaced fluids and by pore size of porous media

Shojaei, M. J., Osei-Bonsu, K., Richman, S., Grassia, P. & Shokri, N., 16 Jan 2019, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 58, 2, p. 1068–1074 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pore size
Porous materials


Best Presentation Award

Christopher Campbell (Recipient), 5 Dec 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Converge Challenge 2014

Yi-Chieh Chen (Recipient), 30 Sep 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2000 2019

Really Small Science - Kelvingrove Activities Dippy the Dinosaur

Georgina Zimbitas (Participant)
2 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

SPIRAL: Research Grant Proposal Workshop

Georgina Zimbitas (Participant)
6 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Aurora Women's Leadership Development Programme

Karen Johnston (Participant)
7 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Economic impact through improved product and process development within Carron Phoenix

Carl Schaschke (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment