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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

Short research or consultancy programmes

We accept commisions to undertake an agreed paper study or programme of research, spanning typically a few days or weeks. For example, this may involve evaluating materials using a particular technique or instrument, or to examine the potential benefits of a more extensive research programme.

Research projects/programmes

Industrial sponsors of research programmes are invited to fund studies at post graduate or post doctoral level.

Pt II Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology research projects

You could help to devise and sponsor a Pt II Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology research project, which is undertaken by our fourth-year undergraduates, under the supervision of a member of our staff.

Teaching Consortium

A number of key chemical engineering companies support the undergraduate chemical engineering students by making a financial commitment to support design, project and laboratory teaching, and the development of new teaching methods. Contact our Teaching Office for more information. 

MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise and MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering

We welcome the involvement of companies in our Master's education programmes. Companies and their executives frequently contribute to course design, or lecture to and mentor students.
Please see our MBE and ACE MPhil pages to find out more. Contact Dr Sarah Rough (MPhil ACE) or our MBE team for more information.

PhD research programme

A PhD research project is conducted by a student with a good honours degree, working full-time for three years, under the supervision of a member of staff who will be an expert in the field. More information.

Latest news

Outreach at CEB: casting the net wider

12 September 2022

We have been increasing our activities targeting local, national and international schools to raise the profile of STEM subjects and encourage young students to study chemical engineering and biotechnology at Cambridge.

Light as the switch: using nanometric photodiodes to study the activity of nerve cells

23 August 2022

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) in Trieste, have developed a targeted, non-invasive approach to study the fundamental functions of the nervous system, that could also be used to develop potential therapies for neurological diseases.

Researchers use artificial intelligence to rationally design over 1,000 new chemical compounds

15 August 2022

The researchers used 'knowledge engineering' principles to generate new metal-organic polyhedra - a class of compounds with a vast array of valuable applications.