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
adsorption Physics & Astronomy
Water Chemical Compounds
Molecules Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2004 2023

GSK PhD studentship top up

Sefcik, J.

Glaxo Smithkline (UK)


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

Solvay PhD studentship cofunding

Johnston, K.

Cytec Engineered Materials Ltd


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

Research Output 1989 2019

A DFT study on the interaction of small molecules with alkali metal ion-exchanged ETS-10

Pillai, R. S., Jorge, M. & Gomes, J. R. B., 28 Jul 2018, In : Zeitschrift fur Kristallografie. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alkali Metals
Alkali metals
alkali metals
Density functional theory
Metal ions

A diagrammatic analysis of the variational perturbation method for classical fluids

Lue, L., 13 Jun 2018, In : Soft Matter. 14, p. 4721-4734

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Statistical mechanics
Coulomb interactions

Adsorption of fibronectin fragment on surfaces using fully atomistic molecular dynamics simulations

Liamas, E., Kubiak-Ossowska, K., Black, R. A., Thomas, O. R. T., Zhang, Z. J. & Mulheran, P. A., 25 Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19, 11, 18 p., 3321

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Molecular dynamics


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 2018

Sustainability and the valuation of resources and their transformations

Lue, L. (Speaker)
28 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Becoming a Strathclyde Supervisor

Zimbitas, G. (Participant)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

22nd Topical meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

Valverde Armas, P. E. (Speaker), Roy, S. (Contributor), Green, T. (Contributor)
15 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


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