The Chemical Engineering Department also hosts the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis, the DST Hydrogen Catalysis Centre of Competence and four DST/NRF SARChI chairs (Minerals Beneficiation, Bioprocess Engineering, Nano-Materials for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering), as well as the Anglo American Platinum Chair in Minerals Processing.
Department academics are in close contact with industry, undertaking challenging work at the forefront of their fields and students benefit from teachers whose knowledge base is rooted in real world applications. Work commissioned by leading chemical, bioprocess, petrochemical, mining and metallurgical companies gives depth and breadth to our postgraduate programme, prepares students for productive employment and supplies industry with well qualified employees who have expertise in areas of real need. Our national and international collaborations and partnerships enable us to learn from and contribute to the development of Chemical Engineering internationally, and to prepare our graduates to meet the challenges of globalisation.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.