About Chemical & Process Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers one (1) BSc programme in Chemical and Process Engineering and (2) MSc programmes in Chemical and Process Engineering, and Chemical and Process Engineering with Management.


BSc Chemical and Process Engineering

The BSc Chemical and Process Engineering is a three-year programme concerned with the design, construction and operation of all the processes involved in industrial production ranging from oil and gas processing to minerals such as bauxite and steel, as well as to a wider range of small processes such as detergency, paints, pharmaceuticals, food etc. The BSc in Chemical and Process Engineering aims to train and educate Chemical Engineering graduates on the route to professional engineering status by providing students with the foundational science and mathematics, core engineering principles and design fundamentals involved in the safe, profitable and environmentally-sound design, construction and operation of regional process industries.
The degree is accredited by the global professional membership for chemical, biochemical and process engineers, IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) to the BEng Level, en route to CEng and follows the UK system of grading; First, Upper Second, Lower Second, and Pass class ranges. Students are required to complete 95 credits over a range of 33 courses. All courses are compulsory. The Department ensures that its curriculum is tightly linked to its learning outcomes (LO's) and satisfies the IChemE’s learning outcome requirements for academic programmes en route to chartered engineering status.


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The objective of all our Chemical and Process Engineering degrees is to prepare students to enter careers in the regional process industries. In the final year programme, students are required to carry out the design of a plant-this being the culmination of the programme of studies. The programme is ideal as a background for postgraduate studies in many areas, including petroleum engineering.

Graduates of the Chemical & Process Engineering Programme will find employment in all aspects of the process industries, including design, process engineering, project engineering, operations management, technical services and marketing.

For more information on the BSc Chemical Engineering programme, click here.


Postgraduate Programmes in Chemical and Process Engineering

Our postgraduate programmes are geared towards the generation of new knowledge while developing and transferring methods, techniques, methodologies and tools that lead to improved processes in industry. Applicants should normally hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent.

The MSc Chemical and Process Engineering, and MSc Chemical and Process Engineering with Management are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).


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For more information on our Postgraduate programmes, click here.




Dr. Sharad Maharaj




Dr. Sharad Maharaj is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (The UWI) where he specializes in Separation Processes, Particle Technology and Numerical Methods. Dr. Maharaj holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from The UWI in the area of extraction processes with special reference to the use of Steam Distillation and Supercritical Fluid Extraction to extract high value products from indigenous plant materials. He currently leads the research work of the Extraction Laboratory at The UWI. 



Dr. Jeffrey Smith




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McGaw, David R.
Credentials: BSc, MSc (Wales), PhD (UWI), FIChemE, CEng.
Focus Areas: Separation Processes, Particle Technology
Location: Block 13, Ground Floor
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 83395
Email: david.mcgaw@sta.uwi.edu


Mellowes, Winston A.
Credentials: BSc (England), MSc, PhD (UWI), MIChemE, CEng, MCIC, FAPETT, REng.
Focus Areas: Transport Phenomena, Sugar Technology, Biomass Utilisations
Location: Block 13, Ground Floor
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 82513
​Email: winston.mellowes@sta.uwi.edu




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Chakrabarti, Dhurjati P. 
Designation: Head of Department — Department of Chemical Engineering
Credentials: BTech Chemical Technology (Calcutta University, Kolkata), Master in Chemical Engineering (UDCT, Mumbai), PhD Chemical Engineering (IIT, Kharagpur)
Focus Areas: Multi-Phase Flow, Reaction Engineering
Location: Block 13, 2nd Floor, Chemical Engineering Office
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 82169
Email: dhurjati.chakrabarti@sta.uwi.edu





Maharaj, Sharad
Credentials: BSc Chemical & Process Engineering (UWI), PhD Chemical Engineering (UWI)
Focus Areas: Separation Processes, Transport Phenomena
Location: Block 13, Ground Floor
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 83073
Email: sharad.maharaj@sta.uwi.edu


Smith, Jeffrey
Credentials: BSc Chemical & Process Engineering (UWI), MASc Chemical Engineering (Toronto), PhD Chemical Engineering (UWI), MAPETT, AMIChemE.
Focus Areas: Chemical Reaction Engineering, Material and Energy Balances, Chemical Engineering Practice, Waste Valorization
Location: Block 13, Ground Floor
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 83074
Email: jeffrey.smith@sta.uwi.edu


Singh, Shelly
Credentials: BSc Chemical & Process Engineering (UWI), MSc & PhD Chemical & Process Engineering (Imperial College, London)
Focus Areas: Biofluids, Transport Phenomena, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Location: Block 13, Ground Floor
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 84000
Email: shelly.singh@sta.uwi.edu 




Lee Chan, Therese
Credentials: BSc Chemical & Process Engineering (UWI), MPhil Chemical Engineering (UWI), MSc Advanced Process Integration and Design (University of Manchester)
Focus Areas: Process Integration
Location: Block 13, 1st Floor, Petroleum Studies Unit Office
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 84434
Email: therese.lee@sta.uwi.edu





Pilgrim, Angelus
Credentials: BSc Special Chemistry (UWI JA), BSc Chemical & Process Engineering (UWI), PhD Chemical Engineering (UWI), REng, MAPETT.
Focus Areas: Sugar Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Engineering Materials, Biomass Utilisations
Location: Block 13, 1st Floor, Petroleum Studies Unit Office
Phone: 868-662-2002 Ext. 84442
Email: angelus.pilgrim@sta.uwi.edu





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