Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Established in 2008, the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) brings together academic expertise from the University of Bath with international, industrial, academic and stakeholder partners to carry out research, training and outreach in sustainable chemical technologies.
Our researchers are drawn from across the University of Bath, including the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Physics and Social & Policy Sciences.
Our Centre offers 3.5-year PhD studentships in Sustainable Chemical Technologies in collaboration with our industrial partners. We continue to grow, providing excellent opportunities for research training.
18 Sept 2019, 8:00 - 10:30
Engine Shed, Bristol STBAH Sustainable Economy event series: #3 Regenerate Natural Systems
8 - 9 May 2019, 9.00
Chancellors’ Building CB1.12, University of Bath CSCT / US Dept. of Energy showcase symposium: Developing sustainable technologies in the bioeconomy and energy sectors
27 June 2019 8:00 - 10:30 AM
Engine Shed, Bristol STBAH Sustainable Economy event series: #2 Keep Products & Materials in Use
- Case Study How peel could replace crude oil in plastics We are exploiting the use of bacteria for the production of terpenes, present in citrus, turpentine and pine oils to replace crude oil in plastics.
- Case Study Plastic from waste, sugars and carbon dioxide In this project, we use the latest development in catalysis and synthetic chemistry to transform sugars, nature’s building block, into renewable and degradable alternatives to petrochemical materials.
- Case Study Sustainable materials for regenerative medicine We are developing the next generation of biomaterials that are sustainable and do not require the use of animal derived proteins to support cells.
- Case Study Halide perovskite solar cells as next-generation photovoltaics The projects span a wide area from the synthesis of new materials, advanced materials characterisation, to the preparation and testing of complete solar cells.
- Case Study Biodegradable materials from renewable resources New biodegradable microbeads made from materials naturally found in plants, algae, and shellfish will replace polluting plastic particles found in cosmetics.
- Case Study Developing new green energy materials New insights into the atomic level operation of energy materials could unlock the door to new families of compounds with a step change in efficiency and performance.
“I had a great time at the CSCT and made some lifelong friends. We were constantly provided with the support to take us to a higher level. This could be by means of attending conferences and workshops related to your research, doing an internship in your preferred company and obtaining resources necessary for your knowledge growth.”
“I’ve been a fan of the CSCT right from its beginning. I’ve loved the work that the Centre has done. The whole idea of sustainable technologies and bringing together different capabilities are absolutely essential if we’re going to build something that has impact.”
“Working for the CSCT has given me the opportunity, industrial links and resources to develop truly sustainable technologies to reduce our impact on the environment. For example we have developed a yeast substitute for palm oil, that we are now taking to the industrial pilot scale.”
“What attracted me to join the CDT was the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary PhD project with a clear focus on industrial impact and the chance to undertake a three month placement to further develop my skills.”