The appointment of Prof. Kenneth G. Denbigh to the Chair of Chemical Technology in the academic year 1955-1956 marks the beginning of Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
60 years later, the discipline continues to grow with currently 421 undergraduate students and 21 academics.
The School of Engineering continues to invest in the discipline and the complete refurbishment of the teaching laboratories is underway with an investment of over £500k.
1956-2016: 60 years of Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh
To celebrate, we are hosting the following events throughout our jubilee year in Chemical Engineering:
Chemical Engineering Diamond Jubilee Closing Event: Prof. Brandani's Inaugural Lecture
- Monday, 19th September 2016 – 5:30pm
- Swann Lecture Theatre, Swann Building
Chemical Engineering Diamond Jubilee Ball
- Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 – 7:30pm
- Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD
- Chemical Engineering Ball
Lunchtime Jubilee Discussion
Engineers to the Rescue! Can we help the Paris Climate Deal succeed?
- Wednesday, 9th March 2016 – 1pm
- Classroom 2, Sanderson Building
Contact: You can book in for the event using the event booking channel on MyEd. (optional)
E-mail: Julia Zaenker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chemical Engineering Alumni Event
An all-day event to celebrate our glorious history, our vibrant present, and our exciting future! The event will culminate with a Burns supper and Ceilidh at the Edinburgh Academy.
- Saturday 20 February 2016
- Chemical Engineering Jubilee Event
3rd Chemical Engineering Diamond Jubilee Keynote Lecture, Prof Phillip Westmoreland (NC State/ Imperial College London)
"To Biofuel or Not To Biofuel; Is That the Question?"
- Thursday 11 February 2016
- Prof Phillip Westmoreland "To biofuel or not to biofuel; is that the question?"
2nd Chemical Engineering Diamond Jubilee Keynote Lecture, Prof Jarka Glassey
"Chemical engineering education: Active learning and effectiveness of teaching."
- Thursday 14 January 2016
- 2nd Chemical Engineering Diamond Jubilee Keynote Lecture, Prof Jarka Glassey (Executive member of the IChemE Education & Accreditation Forum and Professor of Chemical Engineering Education at Newcastle University)
Chemical Engineering Diamond Jubilee 1st Keynote Lecture: Professor Geoff Maitland
"Avoiding major climate change in a cleaner fossil fuels world: the challenges and opportunities for (chemical) engineers and governments."
- Thursday 15 October 2015
- Chemical Engineering Diamond Jubilee 1st Keynote Lecture: Professor Geoff Maitland (immediate past president of the IChemE)
Denbigh Networking Dinner
- Thursday 8 October 2015
- Denbigh Networking Dinner (organised by the Chemical Engineering Student Society)
Chemical Engineering Jubilee BBQ
- Thursday 24 September 2015
- Chemical Engineering Jubilee BBQ
Please look at the news section for further updates on the past and future events.