Research in the department covers a wide range of interconnected areas and we collaborate closely with academic institutions and industries in the UK and worldwide.

Research excellence

In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), we ranked 15th in the UK for ‘*research power’ in engineering.

Overall, Surrey has risen 12 places in the rankings since 2014 to 33rd in the UK for our research quality.

* Research power is the overall quality of submissions, calculated by grade point average and multiplied by the full-time equivalent number of staff submitted.

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Study with us

We offer a Chemical and Process Engineering Research PhD. Find out more about this course and the funding available.