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University College London Research

University College London Research


Grand Challenges

Research is a core activity in the department, and it covers a broad range of scales from the molecular to the complex systems level. We aim to create pioneering breakthroughs in science and technology and seek solutions to Grand Challenges (such as energy, materials, sustainable manufacturing, health and environment), based on significant advances in fundamental knowledge. To this end, we collaborate widely with other departments in UCL Engineering, Chemistry and beyond, as well as various academic and industrial research groups.

Our Vision & Strategy

The UCL Research Strategy sets out our vision for how we will support the delivery of world-class research at UCL.

We strongly believe in the importance of curiosity-driven research, rooted in academic excellence and supported through strong leadership. In order to nurture and celebrate a culture of expertise that delivers benefits to our society, we have developed the UCL Research Strategy which sets out our path.

The key themes of the UCL Research Strategy are:

  • Nurturing leadership grounded in excellence
  • Expanding the distinctive cross-disciplinarity of our research, collaboration and partnerships
  • Increasing the impact of our global university’s research, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally

Download the UCL Research Strategy, Delivering a Culture of Wisdom (pdf)

The strategy is informed by UCL 2034, which sets out UCL’s aims and objectives across the breadth of the university’s work, including teaching, research and enterprise. Read more about UCL 2034.

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List of our Research Vacancies and Studentships

Our research is divided in to the 5 Research Groups and 2 research centers below:

Catalysis & Reaction Engineering


Electrochemical Engineering


Multiphase Systems


Product & Process Systems Engineering

conversion flow

Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics


EPSRC Centre for Nature Inspired Eng.


Centre for Process Systems Eng.

process systems

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