UQ is an international leader in Chemical Engineering education and research, ranked 12th in the world in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject and rated at the highest level possible, well above world standard, in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise. We are engaged in pioneering research transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries, in diverse areas such as bioengineering, bioproducts, nanomaterials and nanoscale science and technology, high performance polymers, energy and environment, and waste and water resource management.