Chemistry and chemical engineering research
Our research is strongly interdisciplinary and ranges from fundamental science to commercialisation of technological innovations. We have successful research collaborations across the School, the University and with other academic institutions and industry in the UK and worldwide.
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.
Energy and materials
Researching synthesis, optimisation and application of advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage.
Formulation and healthcare engineering
Developing science-based modelling and experimental approaches for designing and innovating formulations, processes and products for a healthy nation.
Health and food
Providing novel modelling, analysis and engineering approaches for samples and systems relevant to healthcare and food.
Information and process systems engineering
Using cutting-edge approaches to understand and manage complex processes and systems to address grand challenges in energy, water, environment, health and food.
Sustainable energy and materials
Driving research and innovation in developing materials and clean technologies to address and mitigate the energy and environmental challenges.