Head of Department Professor Nilay Shah
|Location London, United Kingdom|
Academic staff 42
Phone +44 20 7589 5111
Parent institution Imperial College London
|Type Department of Engineering|
Address Imperial College,South Kensington Campus, Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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The Department of Chemical Engineering is located in the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London, occupying the Aeronautics and Chemical Extension (ACEX), Bone and Roderic Hill buildings. Formally inaugurated in 1912, the Department is the centre of teaching and research in Chemical and Process Engineering at Imperial College. It has over 40 faculty members, 100 postdoctoral researchers, 200 PhD researchers, 80 taught postgraduates, and 500 undergraduates. The current Head of Department is Professor Nilay Shah.
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- Research themes
- Summer school
- PhD programme
- MSc programme
- Part time postgraduate programme
- International standing
- Notable Alumni
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Following the grant of a Royal Charter for the formation of Imperial College in 1907, a Department of Chemical Technology was proposed in 1908 and formally opened in the year 1912, housed within the Department of Chemistry in the Royal College of Science. Professor William Bone was appointed the first head of the Department and oversaw the construction of the new building on Prince Consort Road to house it. In 1931, the first Postgraduate Course in Chemical Engineering began, followed in 1937 by the first Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. The first four-year undergraduate degrees were established in 1980 and in 1989, Professor Roger W. H. Sargent founded the Centre for Process Systems Engineering in the Department. In 2003, the first MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering was introduced.
There are hundreds of individual research projects in progress at any time, many of which are collaborations with industry, other academic institutions, and/or other departments within Imperial. The research activities are loosely grouped under nine themes.
Research interests of individual staff members and their research groups can be found here
The Department has multiple labs outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to help students undertake their research including an Analytical Services Lab with more than 20 major instruments, a Mechanical Workshop to design and manufacture prototype equipment and a Carbon Capture Pilot Plant. The £2 million Carbon Capture Pilot Plant, which opened in 2012, is housed in the Department and is the most sophisticated of its kind in an academic institution in the world.
The Department provides courses in Undergraduate and Postgraduate study that rank among the top courses within the UK and worldwide.
The undergraduate program at the Department is a 4-year integrated course leading to an MEng degree in Chemical Engineering including an option to study a year abroad. There are also the option of a specialist stream in Nuclear Engineering (delivered jointly with the Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering).
All students graduating with the MEng degree also automatically receive an Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute.
The summer school offers a five to six week programme at the Department for groups of international chemical engineering students in their junior or senior year. The course comprises laboratory experiments, courses and training modules on the pilot plant in the Department.
The Department has a large research portfolio and offers a PhD degree programme, four full-time MSc programmes and one part-time course.
The PhD in Chemical Engineering is a 3-year research degree which involves conducting work in one of the Department's research laboratories, the Centre for Process Systems Engineering or the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre.
The MSc programme at the Department offers students the opportunity to explore advanced topics in chemical engineering and develop their research and professional skills. The programme has one of four options:
Part-time postgraduate programme
The Process Automation, Instrumentation and Control (PAIC) postgraduate program offers short term and Continuing Professional Development courses for subjects in professional automation, instrumentation and control systems.
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London is widely recognised as one of the best in the world. According to the 2015 QS World University Rankings, Imperial was the sixth best university in the world for chemical engineering. According to the Research Excellence Framework results published in 2014, Imperial had the greatest concentration of high impact research among major UK universities and ranked top three overall for the Aero, Mechanical, Chemical & Manufacturing Engineering unit.
The Department has a long history of inter-disciplinary projects with other departments, institutions and industry. Some recent and ongoing collaborations include: