A new £7 million centre at the University of Leeds will lead UK research in manufacturing advanced chemical products.
The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Complex Particulate Products and Processes will fund 50 new research students in a field that has been targeted by the Government as a key growth area for the UK economy.
The CDT will involve academics from the University’s School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Chemistry, School of Design, School of Food Science and Nutrition and Leeds University Business School.
“Advanced formulated chemical products are worth more than £200 billion a year to the UK economy and are used in a wide range of sectors, from advanced drugs and protecting crops through to the toiletries we use,” said Professor Simon Biggs, of the University of Leeds’ Faculty of Engineering, who led the bid. “Our centre will be working across the whole supply chain, whether that’s discovering new materials, getting these things on the manufacturing line or delivering them to consumers.”