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Green Chemistry, Energy and the Environment (MRes)

  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Chemistry

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    For up-to-date information about fees please visit our website: website

  • Last Updated

    27 May 2018

Course content

Green chemistry serves to promote the design and efficient use of environmentally benign chemicals and chemical processes, and this course will introduce key aspects of sustainable chemical practices.

Chemistry plays a pivotal role in determining the quality of modern life. The chemicals industry and other related industries supply us with a huge variety of essential products, from plastics to pharmaceuticals. However, these industries have the potential to seriously damage our environment. This is being addressed by academics and those working in industry to minimise the impact of these processes on our planet.

There is a growing demand from society for a reduced reliance on fossil fuels, and for greener manufacturing processes. There is also a need for future innovations to be built on more sustainable foundations.

These goals can be achieved by the application of green technologies, many of which rely on the application of chemical concepts.

This course is designed to introduce you to key sustainable chemical practices, with nine months dedicated to a unique research project in an area of green/sustainable/environmental science.

This multidisciplinary one-year course features the involvement of several world class departments at Imperial, including Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and the Centre for Environmental Policy.

The aims of the course align closely with those of the Centre for Environmental Policy, the Energy Futures Lab and the Grantham Institute at Imperial College and there are many interactions between them and the students and staff involved in the MRes Green Chemistry course.

The course will also feature contributions from the chemical industry, including guest speakers and project supervision. Past presentations have included ones from Syngenta, GSK, SASOL and other potential employers.

These invited talks provide an insight into the use of sustainable chemistry and technology in industry. A network of alumni from the programme has been set up to allow current Green Chemistry students to find out more about potential areas of employment and career paths.

Careers

Graduates of this course can expect to have all the necessary skills and experience to apply green chemical technologies in either commercial or academic laboratories, the research project in particular equipping them admirably for PhD studies.


Visit the Green Chemistry, Energy and the Environment (MRes) page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

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