Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Chemical Engineering

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Amazing new facilities opening 2016/2017

March 16

New and existing students studying Chemical Engineering at Loughborough will benefit from over £20M of investment in state of the art new facilities including laboratories, pilot processing, workshop, CAD, rapid prototyping and IT suites. Along with STEMLab, a completely new purpose built facility close to the department, a £4M investment is being made to the facilities within the Chemical Engineering and Materials Building itself.

STEMLab building

Centrepiece of the project is the £17M STEMLab building due to open mid 2017. This is a purpose built development just a stone’s throw from the department, housing new engineering, physics, chemistry, materials and bio laboratories forming a truly cutting-edge learning facility. Read more

An additional £4M investment in S-Building, home to the Chemical Engineering and Materials departments, will bring new and enhanced facilities available from October 2016 including:

  • State of the art pilot Engineering facilities, with the addition of new mezzanine floors, housing new equipment and providing flexible student space for computational and modelling work.
  • A New 87 seater IT Laboratory for taught sessions, but also available for project work and private study.
  • A new Interactive Learning Facility – the “Igloo” that uses state-of-the-art software to create simulations of real-life engineering scenarios, e.g. working in hazardous areas of industrial plants. This will allow small groups of students to engage with realistic situations in a safe and accessible environment.

These new investments are targeted to offer our students an enhanced learning experience, to be able to get the best practical hands-on experience and gain essential skills for future careers in industry.

igloo vision virtual reality learning environment

Igloo - Interactive virtual reality learing environment - image- igloovision.com


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Department of Chemical Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

+44 (0)1509 222 533