UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering is fundamentally about the transformation of natural matter and energy into a broad range of products and services. More specifically it addresses the design and operation of facilities needed to achieve this transformation in a technically, economically and environmentally acceptable manner. Examples of products include petrochemicals, (bio)pharmaceuticals and nano-materials. Examples of services include energy supply (from carbon-based to renewable resources, clean air and CO2-sequestration).

The School uses the sciences as the basis for understanding these transformations; applying mathematical and engineering principles to realise them on the appropriate scale. The sector is one of the strongest and most robust in Ireland today and at the leading edge of the biotechnology revolution that has already started to impact upon the Irish economy and is projected to do so for many years to come.