WHO ARE WE?
We are the Chemical Engineering department's very own student run society consisting of seven committee members (meet us here!). Made by students, for students, which means this is the number one place to get a first hand experience of all things Chemical Engineering at UCL, from social events, academic support or industry exposure.
WHAT DO WE DO?
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!
WHO WAS RAMSAY?
Sir William Ramsay was Professor of Chemistry at UCL in 1887. He is known for his discovery of the noble gases.
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.
- One Hundred Years of Chemical Engineering,
edited by Nicholas A. Peppas, American Chemical Society.
Chemical engineers develop processes to change raw materials into useful everyday products. They serve the world’s needs, making everything from fuels and pharmaceuticals through to cosmetics and synthetic fibres. What’s more, they must do it sustainably, safely, and cost-effectively, while avoiding damage to the planet.
Situated in the heart of London, UCL’s Chemical Engineering Department is one of the top research and teaching departments in the UK, achieving world class standing. To find out more, please visit the Department's website here.