Our objective is to undertake the highest quality fundamental and applied research. We have a distinctive interdisciplinary structure founded on strong areas of core chemistry. Research in the Department of Chemistry is thriving; research income has averaged over £9 million per annum in recent years. There are 51 members of staff of international repute, about 160 graduates (mainly studying for PhD degrees) and over 60 postdoctoral researchers and five independent research fellows. The research is housed in a group of coherent laboratories which have been recently modernised and extended. An overview of the research within the Department is available in our Research Brochure.
Our research doesn't just have an impact in the academic world. These case studies show the impact our research has in the world.
The development and application of analytical methods.
Structural and chemical biology and biological chemistry. Biocatalysis.
Natural solvents provide environmentally sustainable and economically attractive alternatives
Organometallic, coordination and bioinorganic chemistry
Our liquid crystal group designs and creates materials for a range of high technology applications
Expertise in synthesis, catalysis, bioorganic, supramolecular and nanochemistry
Atmospheric science, spectroscopy and photochemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry
To get an insight into the Department of Chemistry and particularly our research strengths, we have compiled this booklet.