Swansea University’s Dr Shirin Alexander and Dr James Courtney discuss the importance of encouraging the next generation of chemical engineers, and how the university is supporting its students and focusing on sustainability and collaboration.

Chemical engineers are key to solving some of the world’s biggest issues and it’s important to train the next generation with the right skills.

At Swansea University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, they focus on sustainability, research, and collaboration with industry, to equip future chemical engineers.

Our presenter Lukwesa Burak spoke to Dr Courtney and Dr Alexander as part of our news-style programme Engineering a Sustainable World.

Lecturer in Hydrogen at Swansea University, Dr James Courtney

Look out for our next programme on Engineering

ITN Business is launching Engineering: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond, a digital news-style programme for National Engineering Day in November 2024. The programme will be presented by Dr Shini Somara, and will aim to:​

  • Showcase positive work in action across the spectrum of engineering specialties​
  • Raise awareness of the various possibilities in engineering careers​
  • Reinforce how critical the engineering profession is to achieving our sustainability goals​