Chemistry News

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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry news pages. Please come back and check this section frequently to keep up with the changes which take place in our large and active department.

Latest news

RSC accredits chemistry UG and PGT programmes

Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has re-accredited the Department of Chemistry’s undergraduate chemistry programmes and the MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technologies.

European research collaboration to prove feasibility of using starch in energy storage and green catalysis

Monday 24 April 2017

Scientists in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) have teamed up with industry partners to turn renewable plant-based resources such as potato starch into a potential energy source for electric cars.

Organic Chemist wins industry-sponsored prize for Process Chemistry

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Professor Peter O’Brien has been awarded the 2017 AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer & Syngenta prize for Process Chemistry Research.