The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has a worldwide reputation for its broad range of innovative research. There are four research groups in the Department.
These groups consist of some of the most well-known, respected and influential researchers and have produced many innovative ideas and patents.
The Department is part of the Faculty of Engineering - one of the largest in the country. In governmental reviews of the quality of UK University departments we achieved an excellent rating for the quality of our teaching. We are justifiably proud of our research facilities which include up-to-date laboratories, extensive computing facilities and a very modern, purpose-built applied science library.
Location and environment
The department occupies a modern building with four lecture theatres, numerous well-equipped laboratories for postgraduate work and extensive computer facilities. In the summer of 2010 the Hadfield building underwent extensive refurbishment. We are now proud to boast the use of a spacious, double height atrium, the "Ideas Space", new purpose built research and teaching laboraties, a new seminar room and refurbished offices.
We encourage a friendly and informal atmosphere in the Department. The Ideas space serves as a central focus point for both staff and students, with facilities being provided to enable group working, quiet areas for individual working and comfortable sofas and seating for those who just want to take a few moments to relax.
Graduate students in the Department run a flourishing society (GRAND) which organises industrial visits, social and sporting events.
Whether you are an A-Level student interested in what the world of Chemical Engineering has to offer you, a new graduate wishing to specialise, or someone in industry wanting to deepen your understanding, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has much to offer.
How to find us
The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering is situated in the Sir Robert Hadfield Building, which is in walking distance from Sheffield train station, see below for google directions to the department.