The School of Engineering and Applied Science was rated highly in the latest Research Assessment Exercise
. Research strengths in chemistry and chemical engineering were vital to achieving this performance.
Research activity is particularly focused in the areas of development and analysis of new materials and processes with particular
application to biological and environmental systems. The membership of the Research Groups at CEAC comprieses senior academic staff who have established international reputations and this has helped to foster strong links with industrial and academic partners – and to attract substantial research income.
The vibrant research effort within CEAC is divided into two main areas, Bioenergy
. Within these two areas there are four main research groups concentrating on projects that offer important opportunities for the exploitation of scientific and technological advances. The Groups are: