University of Edinburgh MEng Chemical Engineering with first class honours University of Edinburgh 2004-2009

Core Skills developed as part of the degree:

  • Analytical skills
  • Time and resource management
  • Working within a team and independently
  • Oral and report presentation skills

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Process Control
  • Process Safety
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solids Processing
  • Heat Mass and Momentum Transfer
  • Advanced Separation Processes
  • Material Science

Salters' Graduate Prize 2009

I was been awarded one of the graduate prizes from The Salters' Institute of Industrial Chemistry in 2009.

Each year, the Salters' Institute invites departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the UK to nominate a final year undergraduate. Up to ten prizes are awarded to candidates who have the potential to occupy leading positions in the UK Chemical Industries.

The Salters Institute

Research Project: Impress

My final year research project was to build a web application that aids the chemical engineering design process.

The program is able to produce a mass balance for simple processes and output the data as a spreadsheet in .xls format. Now that the project has been completed and the report handed in, I have published all code under an open source license available on

I gave a short presentation about the project at the ECOSSE Retrospective Symposium 17 April 2009.

Final report Poster
The Design of a Web based Process Simulator Impress Poster

Potable Water

My final year group design project was to design a potable water supply for a town in central Scotland.

This project was undertaken with five other engineers including one other chemical engineer, one mechanical and three civil engineers. The final report can be found below along with a link to a 3D tour of the plant used during the presentation.

Final report Poster
Potable Water Supply Report Potable Water Supply Poster

Video tour of site

Generating Ternary LLE Data

This program is a ternary phase diagram generator to aid the development of Liquid-Liquid extraction processes. The graphs are generated using the mutual solubilitys of the components and applying the 2 parameter Margules equation.

The graphs can be output as a right angle triangle or as an equilateral triangle. Similarly, whilst using the enhanced version, the user has a choice of mass or mole fractions.

Browsers known to work include:

  • Firefox 2
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Konqueror
  • Internet Explorer 6/7 (partial)

Unfortunately, due to the use of complex javascript 'trickery', the enhanced version is not usable in internet explorer however the basic version works fine. It has also been noted that neither version will run whilst using firefox 3 however because firefox 3 was only released after the project was handed in, no attempt has been made to fix this issue.

Final report
Generating Equlibria Data