Chemical Engineering

Working with business

student with bio-samples

Enterprise is a key part of the Department's and the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering's activities and we have a strong tradition of working with industry, from small to medium-sized organisations to global brands.

These partnerships strengthen the relevance of our teaching and research. They deliver impact, increasing profitability and sustainability by injecting innovation into products and processes.

Working with our academics

Connecting with our specialist knowledge and first-class research facilities can help you to innovate, expand or improve performance. There are many ways for you to engage, and for some of these we are able to help access and leverage funding from other sources.

Work with our students and graduates

You can add fresh ideas, energy and skills to your organisation with a student placement or by recruiting our graduates. 

We partner with a wide range of companies in the Chemical Engineering and process industries sectors to deliver teaching and research programmes aligned to their technical and commercial needs. As a result, our graduates are well-qualified, experienced, and highly sought after.

Opportunities available

  • Industrial undergraduate placements, up to 1 year in duration
  • MSc projects can produce a 1-year feasibility study
  • PhD research, a 3-year project relevant to your organisation
  • CASE studentship, supported by a Research Council
  • Graduate recruitment from our courses

For more information on how to work with placement students from Chemical Engineering please contact:

You can also view our Career Network's advice booklet "Services for Employers"

Internship success

Nicole Perrin and Lorenzo Cioni, undergraduates from Loughborough University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, give an insight into their industrial placement year with GSK, alongside Greg Simmonds, a Loughborough Engineering Graduate, now employed by GSK as an Engineering Operations Manager.

We value your expertise. Please ask us about becoming a Guest Lecturer, to help future professionals learn from your experience. Our students enjoy hearing about current projects, and offers to visit project sites are also very welcome.