Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

CEACWelcome from the Head of Group

Professor Paul Topham

Welcome to the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC) Subject Group, which is part of the Aston University School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS). My colleagues and I know how important this stage of your education is in framing your future career and we all look forward to getting to know you and helping you to make the most of the tremendous opportunities that Higher Education has to offer.

We are delighted that you have chosen to study at Aston and we realise that this involves a very significant personal commitment, both financially and in terms of the time and effort that working for a degree entails. We look forward to working with you to help you to obtain maximum benefit from your time here. Aston graduates are extremely highly regarded by employers – a fact reflected in the employability of our students. The range of opportunities open to students of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry is huge and we know that your time spent with us at Aston will open your eyes to both academic challenges and the range of life-long professional skills that will enable you to fulfil your current and future aspirations.

The information in this Handbook is designed to introduce you to the organisation of EAS and CEAC. We hope it will form a useful introduction to our degree programmes. Remember that we are here to support you in your studies, but as with most areas of life success and effort are closely related.  We are here to help you achieve your goals but your success will very much depend upon your individual engagement with the various aspects of the particular curriculum that makes up your degree programme.

If you do need help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact your Personal Tutor, Year Tutor or the CEAC Programme Director (Dr Zoran Visak: In addition, the EAS School Centre (located in the foyer area of the first floor in the main building or via is able to offer help with a wide range of general and administrative enquiries.   

Finally, I would like to encourage you to make the most of your time at Aston. Time spent at University offers a unique opportunity to develop both socially and intellectually. There are many opportunities to broaden your personal interests and even though the demands of your formal degree programme will be quite considerable there will still be plenty of time to engage in the many sporting, musical and general social activities that Aston and the local region have to offer.

Specific information for Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry students:

Please take a look at the different areas of the handbook here, or you can can use the quick reference index below