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1 Careers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

2 IS EVERYWHERE

3 Chemical Science is important to us all … is the world around us is more than you might have thought … is more than you might have thought … is always looking to the future

4 The Chemical Universe Chemistry is the study of atoms Atoms are the building blocks of nature How many atoms are there in a cup of tea? 15,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Chemical Science is shaping our future

5 Green Chemistry Chemical science that is environmentally friendly More efficient production of the chemicals we need 53% of people recycle paper - only 23% recycle plastic Cars powered by hydrogen

6 Chemistry in the Home Everything in your home is Chemistry Shower Gel, Wallpaper, Baked Beans… Teflon was discovered by accident Energy efficient, colour changing buildings

7 Fashion Looking good is down to chemical science Soaps, bath foam, shower gel Soaps, bath foam, shower gel 2-in-1 shampoos 2-in-1 shampoos Toothpaste and paint have many similar ingredients Toothpaste and paint have many similar ingredients Self-cleaning clothes and non-iron shirts Self-cleaning clothes and non-iron shirts Smelling good is down to chemistry See above… See above… Perfumes Perfumes Deodorants Deodorants

8 Healthier Lives All medicines use chemical science Clean water through chemical science We live twice as long now as 100 years ago Cures for Cancer, AIDS…

9 What have Chemists done? Invented life-saving drugs and medicines to treat chronic conditions Invented life-saving drugs and medicines to treat chronic conditions Devised hundreds of pest-control agents that ensure the maximum yields of crops. Devised hundreds of pest-control agents that ensure the maximum yields of crops. Devised tests for the environmental protection agency (dioxins, pesticides, etc.) Devised tests for the environmental protection agency (dioxins, pesticides, etc.) Devised and manufactured thousands of different types of: Devised and manufactured thousands of different types of:PlasticsPaintsFabricsCosmetics…

10 A-Levels in ScienceTechnician BSc/MSc in Chemistry Research (Industry or Academia) Teacher (with PGCE) PhD in ChemistryResearch (Industry or Academia) Post-doctoral position Industrial Researcher Academic Researcher Industrial ResearcherGroup Leader Lecturer in ChemistryReader, Professor (Research, Supervision, Teaching, Administration) (Research, Supervision, Teaching, Administration) What jobs do Chemist do?

11 Rescriptor ® anti HIV drug How do we go from….

12 …..To Chemical Engineering

13 Formula 1 without Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Metal supports and engine components Rubber Plastics Paints Fuel Carbon Fibre

14 Formula 1 without Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

15 Scientist Technician Engineer Discovery (e.g., chemist) Design Implementation { Creativity Problem solving Technological awareness Science – Pursuit of knowledge Engineering – Application of science What is an Engineer?

16 Chemical Engineering involves changing RAW MATERIAL into VALUABLE products What is Chemical Engineering? RocksMetalsOilPlasticsDetergentsShampooCornCornflakes

17 Distinguishes different disciplines + Creativity + Problem solving ability = Engineer Technological awareness Recipe for an Engineer

18 What is Chemical Engineering? Chemistry Maths Physics Biology Chemical Engineering Management EconomicsLaw Administration

19 What jobs do Chemical Engineers do? Chemical engineers can be found: undertaking product & process research working in a design team commissioning process plants selling the product managing the organisation

20 Why a Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Training Versatility - Flexibility in a changing world Job Security - Promotion Prospects Travel - International opportunities Meet People - Work in a professional team Scientific and technological challenges Social value – helping society Responsibility

21 EMPLOYMENT SECTORS Chemicals and Allied Products Water Industry Consultancy Process Plant & Equipment Manufacture Process Plant Construction Materials (plastics, metals) Pharmaceuticals & Toiletries Environmental Protection and Recycling Food and Drink Energy (gas, oil, nuclear) Education Other (banking, insurance, finance, marketing, journalism) Biotechnology Information Technology Where do Chemists/Chemical Engineers work? Forensic Science

22 Why Chemistry/Chem. Eng. in the UK? DTI (2004) The UK chemical industry is the country's largest manufacturing sector, accounting for 11% of the value added by the whole of the UK manufacturing industry. It employs more than 400,000 people and produces and sells products worth £42 billion annually, of which exports account for £23 billion. Two out of the top three largest pharmaceutical companies are base in the UK.

23 Within Ireland, this sector employs more than 23,000 people. It contributed ~34 billion to exports in 2001 (>33% of national total) and >400 million to the Exchequer. It has now surpassed the Information Technology (IT) sector as the country's biggest earner. Half of the pharmachem industry's workforce are graduates. Irish Business and Employers Confederation (2002) Sixteen of the world's top twenty pharmaceutical and healthcare companies have major plants in Ireland. Why Chemistry/Chem. Eng. in Ireland?

24 Each year, over 97% of our Chemistry graduates find employment in high-level jobs. Why Queens University? 100% of PhDs have found employment 36% PhD research 21% Further Training 40% Permanent Jobs 3% Unemployed 8% Overseas

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26 Queens Number Two for Chemical Engineering Teaching in the UK ! Guardian University Guide

27 B.Sc., M.Sci. Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry BEng, MEng Chemical Engineering Degrees with sandwich year: Industry Europe School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering High staff-student ratios Queen's is one of the Top 20 UK universities Cost of living is low


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