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Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering - Research

Graduate Programmes

The School offers three taught graduate Master of Engineering Science degree programmes,
Biopharmaceutical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Interfacial Engineering of Advanced Materials

The School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering has a number of active research areas which are described here.


T099 / T213 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time

Further enquiries

Contact Us

UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Aoife Carney
Administrative Officer
Tel: +353 1 716 1825
Fax: +353 1 716 1177


Research areas

Our Research

Basic and applied research are important activities in the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering the major areas of interest include a wide range of chemical and bioprocess engineering themes.

Pharmaceutical and Bioprocess Engineering −

Pharmaceutical and Bioprocess Engineering is one the key pillars of research in the School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering. Ireland is a global leader in the Biopharmaceutical Industry with 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies operating in Ireland. With many graduates from the school of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering working in this sector the school has strong ties with the industry and this is also reflected in continuing world leading research carried out by the school.

Animal Cell Culture technology
Cell Biology

Energy Conversion & Storage −

With the worlds population growing and its resources dwindling, advances in energy conversion and storage are key to ensuring a sustainable future. In the School of Chemical and Bioprocess engineering we are leading the field in the research of Advanced Solar Technologies, Material and Molecular Simulations as well as carbon reduction. This forms part of a wider UCD research focus on Energy Systems Integration.

Material and Molecular Simulation Group
Solar Energy Engineering

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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