Research in Chemical Engineering

REF 2021

The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering is delighted to announce that, following the outcome of REF2021, the joint submission from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University in Engineering was ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for quality and breadth.

Read more:
University of Edinburgh press release
Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering website

World Leading Research

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) showed that 83% of research activity at the University of Edinburgh is in the highest categories (4* and 3*), which are classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. We have an international reputation for innovative research across a wide range of disciplines. Research in the School of Engineering at Edinburgh is carried out in 7 Research Institutes, which cover a broad range of Research Themes.

Our academics and students produce World Class research that is published in all of the top scientific journals and cited 10000s of times. A list of recent articles published by Chemical Engineers at Edinburgh can be generated by Google Scholar.

Our work spans from fundamental to applied and is funded through numerous routes including UK and International Research Councils, Industry and other bodies such as the Royal Academy of Engineering. At any time, a number of our academics hold prestigious Research Fellowships that allow them to spend more of their time focussing on reasearch.

Get involved with Chemical Engineering research at Edinburgh

Students: We are always on the look out for outstanding research students. If you are interested in joining us, you can find more information here.

Staff: If you are interested in joining us as a member of staff, at postdoctoral or academic level, see the opportunities here.

Collaborations: Read more about our industrial and business collaborations here and see a list of our academic staff here.



Transforming the world through fundamental research
Transforming the world through fundamental research
Non-equilibrum fluid mechanics
Non-equilibrium fluid mechanics