Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

 Head of Department

Dr. Geeta Devi Somaroo

Phone Ext: 7824
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Welcome to the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department (CEED) of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Mauritius.

Chemical Engineering is a blend of disciplines such as Natural Sciences and Economics. The programmes on offer at CEED go beyond the core Chemical Engineering concepts. The programmes have been mounted to address two key pressing global concerns, namely: the environment and energy, as specialized areas. These specialized areas thus provide numerous opportunities to the learned scholars to integrate the knowledge acquired in many aspects of plant design and operation, including safety and hazard assessments, process design and analysis, modeling, control engineering, chemical reaction engineering, environmental engineering, energy engineering, energy management, solid waste management, wastewater management and industrial ecology, which are imperative to ensure sustainable progress. The wideness and versatility of these programmes open new avenues for our graduates.

CEED has a relatively young, energetic, hardworking and promising academic team who altogether communicates the essential knowledge and creates awareness on all levels to ensure buildup of an efficient work force in the said disciplines. The leading edge areas of research in the department include the wide-scoped environmental and energy engineering and management, process systems analysis, waste management, renewable energy technologies, biomass and biofuels, bioremediation, cleaner production, life cycle analysis, sustainable development, climate change and green chemistry. The academic team has a good track record of international publications, as well as, national and international research collaborations and consultancies in these niche areas, which further enhance excellence in both teaching and research within the department for the benefit of our scholars.

I hope that the information from our website will be of interest to you and that you will now have a better understanding of the programmes and activities of CEED. Please feel free to contact any of our academic staffs for any further information. A short biography and contact details of each staff is also available on our webpage.

Dr Geeta Devi Somaroo

Senior Lecturer & Head of Department