Institute of Process Research and Development

The Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD) offers one-of-a-kind and world-class facilities and expertise in process chemistry, and particles and crystals engineering.

Established in 2008, the iPRD brought together experts from the fields of process chemistry and chemical engineering who work closely with the chemical industries to develop technologies which delivered cost reductions, quality benefits, increased productivity and reduce waste and energy utilisation in product manufacture.  

Our team are highly experienced in working in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical sectors and are able to offer companies of all sizes focused, contract-based services for problem solving, process understanding, development of new process technologies, small-scale manufacture, training and consultancy.

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Emerging Investigator 

Richard Bourne has been named as an emerging investigator by the RSC journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering. Read more...

Prize winning postdocs

Congratulations to Claudio, Faiz and Alastair who all won prizes at the departments postdoc conference in December 2016. Read more...

Viva success!

Congratulations to Mike Chapman who successfully defended his thesis on metal complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes generated using electrochemical flow methods.