Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with manufacture of products through chemical processes and the technologies of chemical production. This study field is based on combination of physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics and economics. Chemical engineering differs from chemistry because of focusing on large scales. This study field has two groups: the first group deals with chemical processes (design, manufacture and operation of plants and machinery), while the second group deals with new substances development. Graduates can work at various industries, especially oil and petrochemical industry, nuclear energy, food production, development of new sources of energy and medicine.
Crude oil is currently our most important global source of energy. This course explores oil’s vital role in the modern world and assesses some of the exciting scientific developments that could lead to sustainable alternatives to oil. Learn about living without oil is one of a series of 100-hour flexible online courses introducing fascinating topics in science.
Driven by the societal wish to increase the safety of chemical manufacturing and continuous technological developments, microreactor technology was introduced to the toolbox of synthetic organic chemists some ten years ago.
Functional materials possess unique native physicochemical properties and functions which are sensitive to changes in the local environment, such as changes via applied electromagnetic fields and in temperature and pressure. This course deals with several central themes in modern functional materials research, including the physical principles of self-assembly, design of bio-inspired materials, and characterisation and manipulation of atoms and molecules at materials’ interfaces. Introductory lectures and exercises are linked to high-level research conducted at the Department of Applied Physics, as the participants carry out practical project assignments during the course.
In a world with limited mineral oil resources and an environment that is under pressure due to rising temperatures, a transition to alternative energy sources is necessary.
Proporcionar los conocimientos sobre la tecnología de caracterización de residuos de media y baja actividad de diversa naturaleza, antes y después de su acondicionamiento, por técnicas destructivas y no destructivas, mediante la utilización de métodos radioquímicos, espectrométricos y fisico-químicos.
This 6-week intensive program offers a nanotechnology lecture and a lab course in English, with site visits to 10 leading research centres, and an intensive German language course. It is directed to undergraduates of science and engineering who have completed an introduction to quantum mechanics or quantum chemistry.
The aim of this course is to show the effects of explosions on the structure and properties of materials and to give students the opportunity to examine artefacts, which have been or could have been involved in explosive incidents.
The course is intended for officers and civilians in the Ministry of Defence, scientists and engineers from Industry and Dstl and Qinetiq.
This short course will provide an understanding of the role that surfaces play in materials behaviour; concentrating on optical applications of coating systems. It will introduce concepts of surface engineering and how surface engineering may be used to optimise a component’s performance. You will also learn suitable analytical techniques used to evaluate and characterise surfaces and thin samples.
The course will introduce the participants to state-of-art electrochemical and optical microsensor and imaging techniques and to their application in the environmental sciences.
The aim of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the explosive process.
During experiments with process equipment in semi technical scale the possibilities and limitations of the theory are compared with the practical experiences. In addition an improved understanding of the processes, equipment design, operational conditions, measuring techniques etc. is achieved. Training in industrial report writing.