UK chemical engineering conference


Birmingham hosts major research conference, ChemEngDayUK 2017, to help shape better world

Chemical engineering experts from across the UK and beyond are heading to the University of Birmingham today to discuss research innovations that could help to shape a better world.

The University is hosting ChemEngDayUK 2017 – a two-day event that sees UK chemical engineering academics, industry partners and international guests discuss developments and innovations towards a more sustainable future.

Chaired by Professor Zhibing Zhang, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, the conference is organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

It brings together researchers, engineers and scientists from around the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East to explore the latest technological advances and research results in core areas of chemical engineering.

Chemical engineering is at the heart of many of solutions to global challenges in water, energy, food and healthcare.

University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood launched the event, which this year has the theme “Better Life, Better World”. Research areas covered will include formulation engineering, energy storage, nano-pharmaceuticals, bio-fuels and “green” chemistry.

The conference features distinguished speakers, technical sessions with invited talks by leading experts from academia and industry, with interactive sessions where participants showcase their research successes.

Jonathan Seville, President of IChemE, said: “The University of Birmingham offers one of our oldest established chemical engineering programmes and was a natural choice to host this year’s event.”

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“Chemical engineering is at the heart of many of solutions to global challenges in water, energy, food and healthcare.”