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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


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Cambridge University is at the top of The Times Good University Guide in Chemical Engineering!

The Guide was published on June 7, 2006 and within the subject tables lists twenty Chemical Engineering departments. The top three are

  1. Cambridge,   100%
  2. Imperial College,   98.4%
  3. Birmingham,   94.2%

The overall score combines results for research quality, entry standards and the proportion of graduates in graduate jobs or further study.

In the Times list of top 100 universities, Cambridge came second, beaten once again by Oxford. However, Cambridge came top in 35 out of 44 subject tables in which it appeared, compared with just 8 out of 34 for Oxford.

The Guardian

Cambridge is top of the Guardian University Guide and top of the Chemical Engineering subject listing, followed by Birmingham and then Imperial.


Latest news

A new world (dis)order for efficient semiconductors

11 November 2019

Scientists from our Optoelectronic Materials and Device Spectroscopy group investigating perovskite materials for next generation solar cells and flexible LEDs have discovered that they can be more efficient when their chemical compositions are less ordered, vastly simplifying production processes and lowering cost.

The topology of disordered 3D graphenes: Rosalind Franklin’s pre-DNA problem untangled

8 November 2019

Researchers from our Computational Modelling group have published a possible solution to why disordered carbon structures are reluctant to turn into graphite, a puzzle that perplexed Rosalind Franklin before her discovery of the structure of DNA.

September paper of the month: flexible production of micro and nanofluidic devices

22 October 2019

Researchers from our Laser Analytics group have developed a laser-based manufacturing process that can produce combined nanofluidic and microfluidic devices in a fast and scalable manner.