THE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Sir William Ramsay was a notable UCL alumni who discovered the noble gases and received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The first World War brought realisation of England’s weakness in industrial chemistry. Ramsay was brought to advise on atmospheric nitrogen fixation and on the Haber process to obtain nitric acid for explosives, areas in which he made significant contributions until his death in 1916. It was evident that Ramsay’s contributions to the chemical process industries was appreciated only by those who knew and made use of it. Ramsay’s successor used memorial funds to find at UCL the Ramsay Memorial Chair, the first professorship in Chemical Engineering to be established in Britain (and probably in Europe). Surely Sir William would have approved most warmly of this fitting tribute.
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Our job is to help you get the most out of your experience with the Chemical Engineering department at UCL. We are here to help you integrate academically and socially into the department, by organising various events to provide opportunities to make new friends, create links with industry and celebrate all your hard work!
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