School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Our School brings together two closely related disciplines – chemistry and chemical engineering – opening up unique opportunities in both teaching and research. A friendly and supportive community, we host industry-standard facilities and offer high staff-student ratios, an award-winning placement programme and an open, collaborative research culture.

Unique school in England

Only school to combine chemistry and chemical engineering disciplines.

£1.7m Fluor pilot plant

One of few facilities of its kind at a UK university and replicates the entire chemical process.

Research that changes lives

Our research aims to solve global challenges in sectors such as energy, food, healthcare and crime.

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.

Meet the team

We are a friendly and diverse community of academic and research staff, tutors and administrators, supported by dedicated staff across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the University.

Professor Adrian Dobbs

Head of School

Adrian studied Chemistry at King's College London, obtaining his B.Sc. (1st Class Honours) in 1992 and PhD in 1996, the latter under the supervision of Professor Keith Jones and working on the development of heteroaryl radicals in synthesis (sponsored by SmithKline Beecham). He was awarded a Royal Society European Research Exchange Fellowship for post-doctoral work with Professo...

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