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The chemistry laboratories have recently extended and modernised to provide an excellent environment for teaching and research:

  • Total SRIF funds of £14.3M were awarded to Chemistry and have been used to create a new research building housing analytical and synthetic chemistry which was opened in July 2004.
  • The SRIF funds were also used to build a dedicated NMR Centre with 700, 600 (wide bore), two 500 and 270 MHz spectrometers (opened in August 2006). The NMR Centre will support research projects in structural biology, biochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and especially in the development of novel NMR methods.
  • In 2003, the University invested £1.6M in a new Centre for Laser Spectroscopy and Photochemistry, providing a unique combination of facilities for performing energy domain and time-resolved laser spectroscopy and photochemistry. As part of the laser-centre project, a new stores building was opened in 2002.
  • The Structural Biology Laboratory was awarded a major JIF grant in collaboration with the Department of Biology (£21M) and moved into new laboratories in 2002.
  • The older buildings have been completely renovated and new research and teaching laboratories have been built to accommodate increased numbers of students.

View details of the Department's multimillion pound redevelopment - Chemistry New Buildings Project.

New Chemistry E-block
New research labs