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Research fellowship to explore tuberculosis treatments

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Pioneering research at the University of York could help us understand how the latest new antibiotics against tuberculosis (TB) work - and pave the way for improved treatments in the future.


Department wins grant to understand the experiences of BAME staff and students

Wednesday 7 October 2020

The under-representation of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) individuals is a longstanding problem in chemistry and represents an enormous loss of talent. To help address this urgent problem, the Department of Chemistry has recently been awarded £5000 by The Royal Society of Chemistry to survey the lived experiences of BAME chemistry students and staff.


We’re 6th in the UK

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Chemistry at York in the top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.


Enhancing the visualisation of aromatic molecules

Tuesday 22 September 2020

A computational method developed in York provides an easy way of visualising the aromaticity of important polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules and gives new insights into their bonding.


New crystal forms from red algae

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Applying circular economy principles to resource recovery from red algae has revealed two unforeseen crystal forms of floridoside – an intriguing natural product.


Roger J Mawby Demonstrating Award Winners 2020

Wednesday 16 September 2020

The outstanding performance of six Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) has been recognised in this year’s Roger J Mawby Demonstrating Awards.


Guardian University Guide 2021

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Chemistry at York is ranked sixth, confirming its place as one of the top Chemistry departments in the UK.


Prize for Chemistry graduate student

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Rob Ives to receive Chancellor's Leadership Award at this year’s Graduation ceremony


Using TikTok to teach chemistry

Tuesday 18 August 2020

‘The Chem Collective’ launched on TikTok social media platform


COVID recovery choices shape future climate

Friday 7 August 2020

A post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming, according to a new study.


York academic shortlisted for prestigious award

Tuesday 4 August 2020

An atmospheric chemist from the University of York has been shortlisted for a major award by a leading science journal.


National Student Survey 2020

Thursday 16 July 2020

We’re delighted to learn that our chemistry students rated their learning experience highly in the National Student Survey, and are some of the happiest in the UK.


Major grant for ionic liquid research

Monday 13 July 2020

A £1.4m grant has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support an international research network led by Dr John Slattery (University of York) and Professor Ken McKendrick (Heriot-Watt University), who will explore the surface structure and catalytic performance of ionic liquids.


Post lockdown traffic getting back to normal but air remains cleaner

Friday 10 July 2020

Air pollution is lower than expected in some of the UK’s towns and cities, despite a return to almost normal traffic levels, new research shows.


Chemistry pays tribute to David Wails

Thursday 25 June 2020

There is sadness in the Department of Chemistry this week at the news that one of the victims of the Reading terror attack is a former student.


University of York scientists receive prestigious awards

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Three scientists from the University of York’s Department of Chemistry have received prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards.


York is a major player in two new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks

Friday 19 June 2020

Two high-profile European-Commission-funded projects will bring four early career researchers to the Department of Chemistry, with York research groups collaborating with a wide range of institutions and industrial partners across Europe.


Department of Chemistry retains position in the UK top five

Tuesday 9 June 2020

In rankings released this week the Department continues to be among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Chemistry. The Department is ranked 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2021.


Professor Paul Walton receives Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award

Monday 8 June 2020

The award, which recognises excellence in teaching and learning support, will be formally conferred later in the year at one of the 2020 graduation ceremonies.


Vitamin boost for green solvents

Thursday 28 May 2020

Naturally-occurring analogues of Vitamin C have been used to form deep eutectic solvents for the first time. These environmentally-friendly solvents may have applications as natural antifreezes or antibacterial agents.


Squeezing more than just orange juice: antimicrobial sustainable cellulose

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Researchers in Green Chemistry have developed antimicrobial applications for waste citrus peel, potentially enabling the greater use of this resource in a circular economy.


Compounds synthesised in York could provide clue in the hunt for new treatments against coronavirus

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Researchers at the University of York have synthesised compounds that can bind to one of the key proteins in the COVID-19 virus. The discovery could pave the way for new drug treatments to fight the virus.


Online chemistry course proves highly effective

Tuesday 5 May 2020

A free online course developed by the Department of Chemistry has been shown to have excellent educational outcomes, with positive student attitudes, high levels of learner engagement and a significant impact on students making the transition to university.


York's green chemists meet for World Earth Day 2020

Thursday 30 April 2020

Students and staff from the MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology course met virtually this month to mark Earth Day 2020.


Synthesis of an ‘impossible’ complex

Tuesday 28 April 2020

A research team from the Department of Chemistry has synthesised a fascinating new cobalt complex previously considered too reactive to make.


New insights into COVID-19

Monday 27 April 2020

Research from the Department of Chemistry in York is providing vital insights into the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and may help underpin antibody tests and future therapies.


York Chemistry undergraduates publish world-leading research paper

Friday 24 April 2020

Work carried out by eight University of York Chemistry undergraduates results in a major publication in an international open access chemistry journal.


New study reveals York’s air quality improves by 30 per cent during lockdown

Friday 24 April 2020

York’s air quality has improved significantly during the coronavirus lockdown, according to research by a University of York academic.


Decorated gel bead 'doughnuts' with activity against drug-resistant bacteria

Thursday 16 April 2020

Core shell gel beads can be decorated with silver nanoparticles and show antimicrobial activity against drug-resistant bacteria.


York academic leads UK government effort to understand impact of air pollution changes during Covid-19 crisis

Wednesday 15 April 2020

A University of York academic is leading a national scientific advisory group calling for scientists and researchers to share their data on air pollution during the coronavirus pandemic.


York academics help uncover the oldest ever human genetic evidence

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old human fossil tooth has been retrieved for the first time.


Prestigious research prize awarded to University of York academic

Thursday 19 March 2020

A University of York academic is a joint recipient of this year’s Gunther Laukien Prize – awarded annually to recognize cutting-edge nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) research.


Research grant fosters York-Cape Town partnership

Friday 13 March 2020

A researcher at York is to partner with an academic at the University of Cape Town in a collaborative grant scheme designed to tackle global challenges.


Towards equality in science: the Beacon Equality and Diversity Lecture 2020

Monday 9 March 2020

Dr Jess Wade gave the Department of Chemistry’s annual Beacon Equality and Diversity Lecture, inspiring a packed audience towards equality in science.


University of York partners with industry in PhD pilot

Friday 6 March 2020

Employees from regional and national industries could study for PhDs under a new £1m pilot scheme to be introduced at the University of York in the area of circular, sustainable manufacturing.


From programming to policy

Monday 24 February 2020

Dr Jon Agirre takes part in the Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2020.


Queen's Anniversary Prize for York Structural Biology Laboratory

Tuesday 18 February 2020

The pioneering work of YSBL has received royal recognition at a prestigious ceremony at Buckingham Palace.


From soup to cells: a potential role for gels in the chemistry of life

Friday 7 February 2020

A study by scientists at the University of York casts new light on the role of chemistry in the evolution of life.


Perspectives on the Circular Economy

Friday 24 January 2020

In his recent Perspectives article in Science, 'Rethinking chemistry for a circular economy', Professor James Clark explores the use and re-use of chemical products in the modern age.


York scientist receives international recognition for pioneering work

Wednesday 15 January 2020

A scientist from the University of York has been recognised by the prestigious Blavatnik Family Foundation and New York Academy of Sciences for her pioneering work in fossil dating.


York academic to lead study into the timings of the evolution and expansion of early humans in Europe

Wednesday 11 December 2019

A University of York academic is to lead a study into the timings and root causes of the evolution and expansion of early humans in Europe.


York laboratory awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize

Thursday 21 November 2019

The University of York’s Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL) in the Department of Chemistry has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize.


Marine viruses inspire synthetic chemistry

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry have contributed to the discovery of a remarkable new enzyme from a marine virus that is capable of adding iodine atoms to a diverse array of small organic molecules.


Core-shell gel bead ‘doughnuts’

Friday 8 November 2019

New research from the Smith group has discovered an innovative way of formulating functional soft gels by encapsulating them within a shell, rather like the jam filling in a doughnut.


American Chemical Society education award

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Dr Glenn Hurst has been recognised with one of the 2020 American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement awards.


UKCGE Research Supervision Recognition

Tuesday 22 October 2019

An academic from the Department of Chemistry is among the first in the UK to be recognised by a national Research Supervision Recognition Programme.


Grant award for project to tackle air pollution in West African cities

Thursday 17 October 2019

Environmental and atmospheric scientists at the University of York and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have been awarded £674,000 for a research project which aims to measure air pollution in some of West Africa’s fastest growing cities.


New way to test for drug resistant infections

Thursday 10 October 2019

Scientists from across the University, including researchers from the Department of Chemistry, have developed a method to test whether an infection is resistant to common antibiotics.


Learning About Green Pharmaceutical Synthesis

Thursday 10 October 2019

A recent educational study from the Department outlines an innovative approach to teaching students about environmentally-friendly methods of pharmaceutical synthesis.


We're 4th in the UK

Monday 23 September 2019

Chemistry at York in top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.


Sweet success of parasite survival could also be its downfall

Monday 16 September 2019

York scientists are part of an international team which has discovered how a parasite responsible for spreading a serious tropical disease protects itself from starvation once inside its human host.


New research on ancient rhino tooth could unlock evolution mysteries

Thursday 12 September 2019

Scientists from the University of York were involved in a project to extract original proteins providing genetic data from a 1.77 million-year-old rhino tooth.


European Research Grant award winner

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Dr Lianne Willems has been awarded a five-year research grant worth €1.5m to support the first phase of her career as an independent academic here in York.


Improving Chemical Handling in Teaching Labs

Friday 6 September 2019

Dr Moray Stark from the Department of Chemistry at York has developed a powerful Teaching Laboratory intervention to help students improve their chemical handling skills.


Athena SWAN Gold Award – Secrets of Success

Thursday 5 September 2019

The Department of Chemistry's Athena SWAN Gold submission document has now been made freely available on the University web pages.


New funding to create collaboration with Kobe University, Japan

Friday 9 August 2019

Our researchers are to collaborate with colleagues in Japan to combat ground level ozone - a major pollutant in East Asia.


Pioneer in Organometallic Chemistry to join Department

Thursday 25 July 2019

Professor Andrew Weller will be joining the Department in January 2020 from the University of Oxford.


Towards clinical coagulation control

Tuesday 16 July 2019

The latest research from the Smith group presents heparin binding agents with greater stability and lower toxicity, which may be useful in helping control blood clotting after major surgery.


National Student Survey 2019

Friday 5 July 2019

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest chemistry students in the UK.


The Roger J Mawby Demonstrating Awards

Thursday 27 June 2019

There were six winners in this year’s Roger J Mawby Demonstrating Awards, which recognise and reward outstanding performance from Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in the Department of Chemistry.


We’re 4th in the UK

Friday 7 June 2019

Chemistry at York retains its place in the top five in the Guardian University Guide.


YUSU Excellence Awards for Chemistry academics

Thursday 6 June 2019

Three Chemistry academics recognised as winners in the York University Students Union Excellence Awards.


European collaboration shines a light on enzyme discovery for industry

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in a European consortium which has provided a disruptive technological breakthrough to allow the discovery and characterisation of novel enzymes for industrial biotechnology.


A multidimensional approach to blood serum analysis

Friday 17 May 2019

A new spectroscopic technique that suppresses water absorptions allows infrared spectroscopic analysis of blood serum proteins for biomedical applications.


Green solvent wins Environmental Leader Top Product award

Thursday 16 May 2019

An environmentally-friendly solvent developed in our green chemistry laboratories has won a top US industry award.


GloSAT looks to history to predict future climate change

Tuesday 14 May 2019

York’s Department of Chemistry will play a crucial role in a project to accurately estimate global climate change since the start of the industrial era, using data collated since the days of the Clipper ships over 200 years ago.


Dr Alison Parkin wins Edward Frankland Fellowship

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Dr Alison Parkin receives fellowship in recognition of research into sustained production of hydrogen in high levels of oxygen.


Is your sunscreen as good as it could be?

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Researchers investigating how sunscreen ingredients interact with UV light are calling for more scientific tests to determine how effective commercial sunscreens are in protecting people from the sun’s harmful UV rays.


Athena SWAN Gold Award Success

Tuesday 7 May 2019

The Department was delighted with the announcement in May 2019 that it had received a new Athena SWAN Gold Award. In 2007, York Chemistry was the first department nationally to win an Athena SWAN Gold, and has held it continuously ever since.


Department of Chemistry moves into the UK top five

Wednesday 1 May 2019

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Chemistry. The Department is ranked 4th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020.


York Academic Highly Commended in Educate North Awards

Friday 26 April 2019

Dr Glenn Hurst, Assistant Professor of Chemical Education in the Department, has been highly commended in the Teaching Excellence category at the Educate North Awards.


Professor Lucy Carpenter elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Professor Lucy Carpenter from the Department of Chemistry has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her contribution to science


Enterprise Fellowship Success

Tuesday 2 April 2019

A researcher from the Department of Chemistry has been awarded a fellowship to help translate his work into a potential business idea.


European Research Council Advanced Grant Success

Friday 29 March 2019

Professor Lucy Carpenter has been awarded £2m to study how ozone in the lower atmosphere interacts with the sea’s surface from the prestigious Advanced Grant Fund of the European Research Council (ERC).


Johnson Matthey Poster Competition

Thursday 28 March 2019

The annual Johnson Matthey Poster Competition took place on Tuesday 26 March 2019 with thirty of our third-year PhD students presenting their work.


York Academic Shortlisted for Educate North Award

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Dr Glenn Hurst, Assistant Professor of Chemical Education in the Department of Chemistry, has been shortlisted for the Teaching Excellence Award at the Educate North Awards.


York research presented at Westminster

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Dr Aimee Clarke presented her research to MPs in the Houses of Parliament at the STEM for Britain event


Awards for York Researchers

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Professor Jane Thomas-Oates and Dr Alison Parkin have recently both been recognised with two separate awards for their high quality research, which uses key analytical methods to shed light on important chemical and biological processes.


Senior Fellow HEA Award

Thursday 7 March 2019

Dr Glenn Hurst has become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Structure of heat-loving virus revealed

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Cryo-electron microscopy has provided vital clues to the nature of virus assembly


A Simple Recipe for Highly Conductive Gels

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Gels self-assembled by simply mixing sustainable, commercially-available ingredients have high conductivities and great potential for use in energy technology.


2019 Process Chemistry Award

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Professor Ian Fairlamb has been awarded the 2019 AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Syngenta Prize for Process Chemistry Research.


ACU Blue Charter fellowship success

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Green Chemistry first year PhD student Parul Johar has been awarded an ACU Blue Charter fellowship of £10,000.


Inorganic Aromaticity Switching

Thursday 22 November 2018

New theoretical studies predict that S2N2 is the first example of an inorganic ring that can switch its aromaticity on electronic excitation.


Alpine ice shows iodine increase

Thursday 15 November 2018

Analysis of iodine trapped in Alpine ice has shown that levels of atmospheric iodine have tripled over the past century, which partially offsets human-driven increases in the air pollutant, ozone.


York Student brings Chemistry Outreach to Twitter

Monday 12 November 2018

Chemistry student shares his longstanding passion for communicating chemistry by suggesting new competition for #RealTimeChem week on Twitter.


NERC Doctoral Training Awards

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Chemistry receives a share of £100M funding to train the next generation of environmental scientists.


UK-Brazilian approach to a global problem

Tuesday 6 November 2018

As part of the UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation, Professor Michael North has written an article explaining how researchers in York and Brazil are working together to develop new methods to convert excess carbon dioxide into sustainable materials for battery technologies.


Nova Prize nominee

Monday 5 November 2018

Final year MChem student Melissa Davie has been nominated for the inaugural Nova Prize in Chemistry.


The gold standard

Monday 15 October 2018

The Department of Chemistry has been featured by The Royal Society of Chemistry in an article promoting initiatives to support diversity in the workplace.


York Research on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Research carried out by York atmospheric chemists was featured on Grand Designs, as a family in South-West London built a low-VOC emitting house.


Breakthrough in studying sustainable synthesis

Monday 8 October 2018

Research carried out in the research groups of Professor Ian Fairlamb and Dr Jason Lynam has developed a new method to probe chemical catalysts.


Traces of opiates found in ancient vessel

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Researchers at the University of York and the British Museum have discovered traces of opiates preserved inside a distinctive vessel dating back to the Late Bronze Age.


Times Good University Guide 2019

Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of Chemistry has placed 3rd in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.


Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship success

Monday 24 September 2018

Dr Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro has been awarded a Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship and will join the new Molecular Materials research grouping in York.


New insights into insulin physiology and insect-transmitted diseases

Friday 21 September 2018

An international research team, led by Professor Marek Brzozowski in the Department of Chemistry, has fully characterised the insulin binding protein from the fruit fly. This provides new insight into human physiology and potential new routes to interfere with insect-transmitted diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.


Chemistry Professor awarded Haworth Memorial Lectureship

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Professor Gideon Davies has been awarded the Haworth Memorial Lectureship for his vital contributions to carbohydrate chemistry, and investigations of their biological roles.


York Atmospheric Chemist gives British Science Festival presidential address

Wednesday 12 September 2018

As newly named president of the British Science Association’s Chemistry Section, Dr Jacqui Hamilton will speak on the UK’s dangerously high diesel fuel pollution levels, and the hidden emissions we aren’t yet detecting.


Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

Thursday 6 September 2018

Dr Glenn Hurst has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ award based on his work using social media in new ways to enhance student engagement, understanding and communication.


Inspirational New National Teaching Fellow

Thursday 30 August 2018

Professor Andrew Parsons has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his inspirational and innovative approaches to teaching.


Making artificial metalloenzyme assembly reversible

Monday 20 August 2018

A new anchoring strategy enables a synthetic catalyst to be bound strongly, yet reversibly, to a protein scaffold, thereby developing an artificial metalloenzyme that benefits from recyclable components.


Green chemistry solvent selection guide success

Monday 13 August 2018

A solvent selection guide developed in collaboration with York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence has been adopted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.


European Research Council to fund five-year research project

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry will receive EUR 1.5m for vital Tropospheric Chlorine Oxidation work.


Department receives 97% overall satisfaction in 2018 NSS

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Chemistry confirms its place at the top of the Russell Group in National Student Survey results.


Science book success for York alumnus

Thursday 26 July 2018

York alumnus, Tim James, has written a popular science book entitled, ‘Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything’.


Green Impact Award success

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Teams from the Department of Chemistry won five Green Impact Awards at the most recent ceremony, celebrating the achievements of teams from across the University.


Department of Chemistry featured in official album for Vote 100

Thursday 19 July 2018

The Department of Chemistry has been featured in the official History of Parliament Trust Vote 100 commemorative album, “Voice and Vote”.


York Chemists test air quality from Moorland fires

Thursday 12 July 2018

Scientists from the Department of Chemistry are flying their ‘lab-on-an-aeroplane’ through the smoke from wildfires in the North of England to understand the air pollution impact.


York student wins Salters’ Award

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Alice McEllin, one of our 2018 MChem graduates, has received a prestigious Salters’ Graduate Award.


Scientists from York involved in World Clean Air Day

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Scientists from the University of York have been involved in teaching children the importance of air quality as part of World Clean Air Day.


New method provides insight into disease

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Pioneering protein chemistry technique provides new insights into Leishmaniasis disease.


Chemistry PhD Student wins YUSU "GTA of the Year"

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Congratulations to Mark Dowsett who has won the "Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year" award in the 2018 York University Student Union (YUSU) Excellence Awards.


Dr Annie Hodgson receives Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award

Wednesday 30 May 2018

The award, which recognises excellence in teaching and learning support, will be conferred at one of the summer degree ceremonies.


Department 3rd in the UK in GUG 2019

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Chemistry holds its place in the top three UK Guardian University ranking.


New hope for cold cure

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Researchers have lab-tested a molecule that can combat the common cold virus by preventing it from hijacking human cells.


Celebrating ten years of Athena SWAN Gold

Monday 21 May 2018

In a two-day event, York Chemistry celebrated 10 years of holding an Athena SWAN Gold Award, the longest held award at this level.


Cracking the chiral code of DNA binding

Thursday 17 May 2018

MSc student Kiri Thornalley, working in the research team of Professor David Smith, has gained a detailed understanding of how self-assembled nanosystems bind biomolecules such as DNA.


Robin Perutz gives ‘Malcolm Green Lecture’

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Professor Robin Perutz delivered the ‘Malcolm Green Lecture’ at the University of Oxford.


York student contributes to Science paper on anti-cancer drug biosynthesis

Tuesday 8 May 2018

During his final year, Khoa Chung, an MChem (Industry) undergraduate student, has been involved in a project at the John Innes Centre, which is now published in Science magazine.


York chemists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Three Department of Chemistry academics have been recognised for their contribution to chemistry.


When chemistry gets personal

Friday 27 April 2018

A major feature article, published in Chemical Communications, tells the very personal story of research carried out in Professor David Smith’s research team over the past 12 years.


Department 6th in the UK in CUG rankings

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Chemistry keeps its place in the top 10 UK Complete University Guide rankings.


Chemistry Research Fellow Dr Liz Dickinson in RSC Voice Magazine

Thursday 19 April 2018

Dr Liz Dickinson has been featured in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Voice magazine, highlighting the importance of supporting researchers to return to work after a career break.


Johnson Matthey Poster Competition

Wednesday 11 April 2018

The Johnson Matthey Poster Competition took place on April 10 2018 with over thirty third year PhD students presenting their research.


Enhanced Wild Fund Scholarship funding

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Chemistry alumnus Dr Anthony Wild has doubled his annual donation to Wild Fund Scholarships from £100,000 to £200,000 for graduate students entering from 2018/19 onwards.


Green Chemistry graduate becomes Vice Chancellor

Friday 9 March 2018

Professor Egid Mubofu, who obtained his PhD in the Green Chemistry Group here at The University of York, has become Vice Chancellor at the University of Dodoma in Tanzania.


Chemistry Admissions Highlights

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Our Departmental undergraduate Chemistry Admissions newsletter shows what an exciting and successful year we have had.


Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons underestimated

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Global levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50%, new research involving scientists at the University of York has revealed.


Four Hot Papers in three different RSC journals

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Four papers published in 2017 from the Shimizu group have been chosen as Hot Papers in three different Royal Society of Chemistry journals (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Green Chemistry and Food & Function).


EPSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Meghan Halse

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Dr Meghan Halse has been awarded £210,439 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support research on “Lighting up Magnetic Resonance: SABRE optimisation powered by in situ detection”.


Unlocking wood biomass

Thursday 8 February 2018

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have discovered a set of enzymes capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. The enzymes could potentially contribute to the conversion of wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities.


All genders welcome

Friday 2 February 2018

The Department of Chemistry has become the first academic department at the University of York to introduce specific ‘all genders welcome’ toilets.


York chemists solve long-term supply issues of sparteine chiral ligands

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Scientists from the University of York have developed a new synthetic route that delivers significant quantities of two very important sparteine-based chiral ligands that could help in future development of drug molecules.


Atmospheric Chemists and Defra talk air quality

Monday 29 January 2018

Scientists at York discuss the role of research in support of the Government's UK Clean Air Strategy.


OBE for York Chemistry Honorary Fellow

Friday 19 January 2018

Alumnus and Honorary Fellow of the University of York, Dr Stan Higgins, was recognised in the New Year’s Honours with an OBE for services to the Chemical Process industrial sector.


York Talks 2018

Friday 19 January 2018

On Wednesday 10 January 2018, over 700 people participated in a day of lively, accessible presentations sampling the great variety of innovative and world-leading research taking place in York.


LGBT STEMinar 2018

Monday 15 January 2018

The University of York hosted the UK’s largest ever meeting of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender) individuals working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).


Researchers unlocking potential for next-generation medical scanning

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Researchers have developed a new way to magnetise molecules found naturally in the human body, paving the way for a new generation of low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that would transform our ability to diagnose and treat diseases including cancer, diabetes and dementia.


New Year Honours for Professor Pratibha Gai

Friday 5 January 2018

Professor Pratibha Gai has been appointed a Dame for services to chemical sciences and technology.


Large spiroclip research grant

Thursday 14 December 2017

Dr Will Unsworth and Prof Richard Taylor have been awarded £451,905 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support research into “Spiroclip Technology: from Catalogue to Spirocycle in One Step”.


Sun, sea and electrochemistry

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry have found a new way of safely trapping the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, as a solid mineral, dawsonite.


Journal honour for Professor John Goodby

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Emeritus Professor John Goodby has been honoured with a special edition of the journal, Liquid Crystals.


Professor Sir John Holman gives final lecture

Wednesday 29 November 2017

After many years of inspiring our undergraduates in Physical Chemistry, Professor Sir John Holman gave his final lecture to our second year students.


Roadside air quality targets may be met ahead of schedule

Wednesday 29 November 2017

European estimates of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) directly emitted from vehicles may have been overestimated, according to new analysis of public data by scientists based at the University of York.


York hosts Dial-a-Molecule 3D Meeting

Friday 24 November 2017

The Department of Chemistry recently hosted a major national ‘Dial-a-Molecule’ conference on Synthetic Tools for Exploration of 3D Pharmaceutical Space.


Chemistry student wins Intern of the Year

Friday 24 November 2017

A final year Chemistry student at the University of York has won Intern of the Year for her innovative work with North Yorkshire Police.


Gay Times honour for York academic

Monday 20 November 2017

At a star-studded event, Professor David Smith of York's Department of Chemistry was nominated for a Gay Times Honour in recognition of his advocacy as an LGBT+ scientist.


Celebrating diversity in chemistry

Thursday 16 November 2017

Diversity in the chemical sciences was celebrated at a flagship event, hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, in collaboration with Athena SWAN Gold Award chemistry departments from the University of York and Imperial College, London.


Glenn named social media superstar

Wednesday 15 November 2017

An academic in the Department of Chemistry has been recognised as one of the top 10 UK social media superstars in a competition celebrating the excellent social media work being done in Higher Education.


First ChemSoc lecture

Friday 10 November 2017

Academic staff in the Department of Chemistry shared their excitement over their own research in the first open lecture, organised by ChemSoc, in which undergraduate students could find out more about research carried out in the department.


NERC Parliamentary Reception

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Professor Ally Lewis and Dr Sarah Moller from the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) attended a National Environment Research Council (NERC) Parliamentary Reception on Monday 16th October.


Top-level library design award

Monday 23 October 2017

Dr Will Unsworth, Leverhulme Trust Early career Research Fellow has been awarded the highest monetary incentive from the European Lead Factory.


Science down under

Monday 23 October 2017

Dr Annie Hodgson recently accompanied five talented A-level science students to attend the 39th International Science School (ISS) in Sydney, Australia.


Food flavour on a molecular scale

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Dr Seishi Shimizu, in collaboration with Professor Steven Abbott of TCNF Ltd and Professor Matubayasi of Osaka University, has been measuring how much vanilla, almond or lemon flavour is bound to food macromolecules, which is crucial to understanding food flavour and aroma.


York Chemistry retains 4th position in University League Table

Monday 25 September 2017

Chemistry at York has once again been recognised in the 2018 University League Table published by The Times, with the Department retaining its 4th position.


An app for applicants

Monday 25 September 2017

An interdisciplinary team of staff and students from the Departments of Chemistry and Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV) combined their expertise to design and produce the first mobile app to support admissions at in the Department of Chemistry.


Tobacco-smoke residue that lingers in furniture, curtains and house dust can still be harmful

Monday 18 September 2017

Dr Jacqueline Hamilton, Reader in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) has written a piece on the harmful effects of tobacco-smoke residue for The Conversation UK.


York chemists pioneer new directional drug release gel

Friday 15 September 2017

Scientists in the Department of Chemistry have created a new smart gel that can be shaped by UV light and is able to control the direction in which drugs are released.


Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?

Friday 15 September 2017

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA.


Leading national education conference held in Department of Chemistry

Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (ViCEPHEC) is the leading national conference for chemistry and physics education at tertiary level in the UK. This year the conference was held in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York between 23 and 25 August.


University teddy bear is cover model

Wednesday 30 August 2017

The cover image on the current issue of ChemComm was inspired by the Parkin group’s review of their recent advances in developing a transformative new technique for bioelectrochemistry.


Towards the Quadruple Carbon-Carbon Bond

Thursday 24 August 2017

New theoretical studies support the view that C2 has partial quadruple bond character.


Smith group mixes it up

Tuesday 22 August 2017

New research from the Smith group has reported innovative new materials that successfully ‘mix up’ four different components, each of which performs a different job in the final gel.


High ranking in Nature Index 2017 Innovation Table

Wednesday 16 August 2017

The University of York has been ranked in the Top 100 in the world, and 7th in the UK, for its influence on industry and innovation.


York chemist elected Education Group Chair

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Dr Glenn Hurst has been elected Chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Tertiary Education Group. Glenn will succeed Professor Simon Lancaster in this position (president elect of the Education Division Council).


Outstanding 2017 NSS Results

Wednesday 9 August 2017

With an overall student satisfaction rating of 95% and outstanding other results in the National Student Survey, York has confirmed its reputation as one of the very best places to study chemistry in the UK.


Chemistry scientist shortlisted for Gay Times Honour

Thursday 27 July 2017

Professor David Smith has been shortlisted in the inaugural Gay Times Honours for the Barbara Burford Award STEM Academics and Intellectuals.


Expert Reaction: Diesel and petrol car ban

Thursday 27 July 2017

Professor Alastair Lewis, from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (WACL), reacts to a new government report that suggests any new diesel and petrol cars could be banned from 2040.


York chemistry PhD student awarded SCI Scholarship

Thursday 20 July 2017

Anna Zhenova, PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded an SCI scholarship of £5,000 over two years to support her studies in green chemistry and alternative solvent development.


York chemistry PhD student brings new ideas to aviation fluid research

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Dr Nicole Whitelaw, who has worked with the pioneers of safety critical aviation fluids for more than six years, is bringing new ideas to Kilfrost Ltd. after being awarded a PhD in the study of supramolecular material science.


Polar solvents promote halogen bonds over hydrogen ones

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Professor Robin Perutz is one of the researchers in on ongoing collaboration with the universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and York, investigating competition between hydrogen bonding and halogen bonding when co-crystals form.


Understanding the role of nitrogen oxides in the nocturnal atmosphere

Thursday 29 June 2017

Researchers in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (WACL) and several US institutions have carried out work to understand the importance of nighttime chemistry in controlling air pollutants.


York chemistry student YouTube stars

Wednesday 28 June 2017

With over 175 videos on YouTube, first year York Chemistry Students have, over the past 7 years, created one of the most diverse sources of online educational material in the field of polymer chemistry.


Bio-based solvent awarded prestigious international award

Tuesday 27 June 2017

A bio-based solvent developed in the Green Chemistry labs has been awarded a prestigious international award for innovation.


Clarke Group’s spirotastic success

Friday 16 June 2017

York chemists have devised a simple two-step route to molecules important in drug discovery.


Chemistry scientist featured as LGBT+ role model

Friday 16 June 2017

Professor David Smith has been featured as an LGBT+ role model on the new Institute of Physics’ (IoP) LGBT+ Diversity Programme’s ‘role models in science’ flyer.


Landmark paper for the Smith Group

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Professor David Smith recently reached the landmark of publishing his 25th paper in the journal Chemical Communications.


New cellular imaging paves way for cancer treatment

Friday 9 June 2017

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and the University of Leiden have pioneered a technique which uses florescent imaging to track the actions of key enzymes in cancer, genetic disorders and kidney disease.


York backs Technician Commitment

Monday 5 June 2017

The University of York has pledged its commitment to a sector-wide scheme aimed at addressing some of the key challenges facing technical staff working in research.


Joint Research Consortium launched by York and Durham

Wednesday 24 May 2017

A new virtual consortium has been jointly launched by York and Durham chemistry departments.


Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship renewed

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The Wellcome Trust have renewed Professor Fred Antson’s Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science for a further five years.


York Chemistry 2nd in Guardian University League Table

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Chemistry at York have moved to 2nd place in The Guardian University League Table 2018.


Chemistry student’s Laidlaw Scholarship success

Tuesday 16 May 2017

A chemistry undergraduate student has won one of the first Laidlaw Scholarships in York.


BLCS Young Scientist Prize Winner

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Dr Richard Mandle has won the 2017 British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist Prize.


York chemist awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Dr Jon Agirre has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.


Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize Winner

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Professor Odile Eisenstein has been awarded the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize.


York chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prize

Tuesday 9 May 2017

A University of York scientist has been awarded the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Prize.


Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Awards

Friday 5 May 2017

Dr Moray Stark has been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award for 2017.


York Chemistry retains Top 5 position

Thursday 27 April 2017

Chemistry at York has once again been recognised in the 2018 Complete University Guide, with the Department retaining its 4th position.


RSC re-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.


Molecules in the body more visible in new detection system

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Scientists in the Department of Chemistry have developed a technique that will enhance the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying disease.


Inaugural Chemistry Research Fellowships Open Day

Wednesday 29 March 2017

The Department of Chemistry held its inaugural Independent Research Fellowships Open Day on Friday 24th March.


Emerging Areas of Photochemistry: From Fundamentals to Applications Symposium

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Over 130 researchers from across UK and overseas gathered at the Department of Chemistry of the University of York on 16th and 17th March 2017 for the Emerging Areas of Photochemistry: From Fundamentals to Applications symposium.


3D structure of enzyme opens path to new drug design in brain disease

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Researchers at the University of York and Simon Fraser University, Canada, revealed the 3D structure of an enzyme that could provide a crucial step forward in treating neurodegenerative diseases.


Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugars

Monday 27 March 2017

New light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and wellbeing.


Chemistry postdoc runner-up in science outreach comp

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Sandra Greive, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the York Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL), is a runner-up in the online science competition ‘I’m a scientist get me out of here’.


Is the Punjab choking Delhi?

Thursday 9 March 2017

Dr Avtar S Matharu completed a successful one-week scientific scoping mission in North India, funded by the University of York’s BBSRC Grand Challenges Research Fund Impact Acceleration Award, to explore the development of rural biorefineries to avoid the burning of agricultural residues postharvest.


Funding boost for state-of-the-art equipment

Tuesday 7 March 2017

The University of York’s Department of Chemistry has been awarded £1.6million to invest in state-of-the-art equipment used to investigate the three dimensional structures of biological molecules.


Chemistry student awarded Santander sports scholarship

Monday 6 March 2017

Elspeth McLeod, 4th year student, is one of four York students to have been awarded a Santander Elite Sports Scholarship worth £5000.


B is for Biophysics

Monday 6 March 2017

A York chemistry paper will feature in the virtual "B is for Biophysics".


Increased risk of air pollution for Heathrow airport

Tuesday 28 February 2017

A new report released by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee warns that a third Heathrow runway could result in increased air pollution due to the higher levels of traffic the development will cause.


Landmark free online course, eeDc, demystifies everyday organic chemistry

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Exploring Everyday Chemistry (eeDc), a pioneer University of York MOOC, delivered by the FutureLearn platform, attracted learners from over 100 countries.


GRASPing silly putty

Monday 30 January 2017

As part of a Green Reactants and Sustainable Products (GRASP) project in the Green Chemistry Centre for Excellence (GCCE) to further embed green and sustainable chemistry within the curriculum, Dr Glenn, Hurst, Dr Avtar Matharu and Dr Brendan Garrett focused on practical chemistry; specifically, silly putty.


York alumnus performs in Pelléas Ensemble

Friday 27 January 2017

On Wednesday 25 January 2017, the Pelléas Ensemble played at the University of York, featuring Chemistry alumnus, Oliver Wass, playing the harp.


Green Chemistry wins H2020 Funding

Friday 20 January 2017

The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) has been awarded three-year Horizon 2020 funding as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-actor collaborative Research and Innovation Action (RIA) coordinated by Unitelma Sapienza University, Italy.


Chemistry student wins Penultimate Year Prize from the RSC

Monday 16 January 2017

Charlotte Gregson, year 4 MChem student, has won the Penultimate Year Prize for Analytical Chemistry from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).


Green Chemistry win major BBI grant

Friday 13 January 2017

The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence has won and will lead on a major new €4.5M Bio-based Industries (BBI) consortium grant “ReSolve” aimed at the major industrial and research challenge of seeking sustainable and safe bio-based solvents


Green Chemistry help explore ways of reducing food waste

Monday 9 January 2017

Green Chemistry and the University of York are to lead a new research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste.


Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years

Thursday 5 January 2017

Scientists, including our chemists, have solved a puzzling break in continuity of ocean warming records that sparked much controversy after climate data was published in the journal Science in 2015.


Scientists develop new antibiotic for gonorrhoea

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Chemists and biologists at the University of York have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea.


Newton grant aids to develop new collaborations in Thailand

Monday 19 December 2016

Developing a potential collaboration with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).


Cutting air pollution

Wednesday 14 December 2016

How can the UK government meet its legal air pollution targets?


Green Chemistry features in Autumn Statement

Thursday 24 November 2016

Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence will provide vital research-enabled evidence in shaping the bioeconomy of the North of England announced in yesterday’s Autumn Statement.


EPSRC Grant for Organic Synthesis

Tuesday 22 November 2016

York team wins EPSRC grant for developing new routes to 3-D fragments, scaffolds and pharmaceuticals.


Putting Hyperpolarisation in a Spin

Monday 21 November 2016

Researchers in the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (CHyM) have discovered a new method that allows highly sensitive signals to be stored outside of a magnetic field for up to 15 minutes which could pave the way for studying biochemical reactions non-invasively in the body.


Prestigious award for Chemistry

Thursday 17 November 2016

The Department of Chemistry has received a high profile industry award.


10th anniversary for Cape Verde Observatory

Friday 11 November 2016

The Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVO), run by chemists from the University of York’s Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories along with German and Cape Verdean scientists, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.


Archaeological evidence at major risk in wetlands

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Important archaeological remains at wetland sites across the world could be at immediate risk, say scientists at the University of York.


Royal Society Athena Prize Runner Up

Thursday 20 October 2016

Professor Paul Walton has been awarded a Royal Society Athena Runner Up Prize.


Silver and Sand – just what the chemists ordered

Tuesday 4 October 2016

York's organic chemists have discovered a cheap and efficient way to make lots of new compounds with great potential in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.


Chemistry ranked 4th in The Times’ Good University Guide 2017

Monday 3 October 2016

Chemistry at York has been ranked 4th in The Times’ Good University Guide 2017.


£1M donation from York Alumnus

Monday 3 October 2016

The Department of Chemistry is to benefit from a £1M gift from alumnus Dr Anthony H Wild.


Ancient eggshell protein breaks DNA time barrier

Tuesday 27 September 2016

An international study involving researchers in the Chemistry department at York have unlocked a key to obtaining ancient protein sequences much older than was previously thought possible, thanks to the help of ancient ostrich eggshells.


Eleanor Dodson Fellowship

Friday 23 September 2016

The celebration of 50 years of Chemistry at York and the generous donations of our alumni have led to the creation of ‘The Eleanor Dodson Fellowship Fund’.


Top of the Russell Group in NSS 2016

Monday 19 September 2016

With an overall student satisfaction score of 97%, York was placed joint 1st out of the 21 Russell Group universities offering chemistry degrees.


A new sensor for multiple disease biomarkers

Monday 19 September 2016

A new type of device has been developed that can monitor multiple disease biomarkers in parallel using electrophotonic technology


4th for teaching

Tuesday 13 September 2016

The 2017 Guardian league table has ranked York 4th in the UK for teaching quality in Chemistry.


6 for the price of 1!

Tuesday 13 September 2016

York team publish a new method for the formation of 6 medicinally important molecules from a single precursor.


Government advisers look to York experts for insight into bio-waste

Monday 12 September 2016

A delegation of top Government officials visited the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a University of York subsidiary, this week to investigate how waste can be converted into valuable products to benefit the UK economy.


Mn-catalysed C-H activation breakthrough

Thursday 8 September 2016

A significant breakthrough in understanding the mechanisms involved in manganese-catalysed C-H bond activation


Presidential Lecture at BA Festival of Science

Thursday 8 September 2016

Avtar Matharu, Deputy Director, Green Chemistry of Excellence will give the prestigious Chemistry Section Presidential Address today in Swansea at the 2016 British Association Festival of Science.


York chemist awarded Royal Society Research Professorship

Tuesday 6 September 2016

University of York Chemist, Professor Gideon Davies, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society Ken Murray Research Professorship.


Selective synthesis rules uncovered

Thursday 1 September 2016

York chemists uncover rules for the selective synthesis of medicinally important structures.


Tracking Pollution in West Africa

Thursday 1 September 2016

York chemists operating research aircraft over West Africa have detected organic materials in the atmosphere over a number of urban areas, contributing to concerns of the rise in pollution across the region.


Sniffing Out 10,000-Year-Old Glue

Saturday 20 August 2016

An international study involving researchers at York has provided evidence of the earliest known combined use of animal and plant products to make a decorative ‘glue’.


Outstanding NSS results in all areas

Wednesday 10 August 2016

York Chemistry has achieved outstanding results in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).


A fifth of global warming ‘hidden’ from climate data, scientists find

Thursday 28 July 2016

Global warming has been underestimated by approximately 19 per cent, scientists at the University of York say.


York chemist creates solution to boost biorefineries

Tuesday 26 July 2016

University of York chemists have come up with a unique solution to ensure biorefineries are economically resilient to oil price fluctuations.


York academic awarded top Royal Society accolade

Tuesday 19 July 2016

A University of York chemist, whose research has made important contributions to the development of flat-screen displays for TVs, computers and mobile phones, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Medal of the Royal Society.


Roy Fenton Scholarships

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Following a generous donation, the Department of Chemistry will establish The Roy Fenton Scholarship.


York chemists lead breakthrough in carbon capture

Monday 4 July 2016

Chemists from the University of York have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants.


‘Spiro-ing’ out of control

Monday 27 June 2016

York team wins EPSRC grant to make medicinally important ‘spirocyclic’ molecules


CIEC win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

Tuesday 21 June 2016

The University of York’s Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) has won the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Inspiration and Industry Award.


YUSU Rewards Excellent Teaching

Thursday 16 June 2016

York chemistry received three of the 2016 YUSU Excellence Awards.


Science out of the Lab

Wednesday 15 June 2016

As part of York Festival of Ideas, a group of PhD students organised a hands-on practical chemistry event on Parliament Street in York city centre.


Fracking reverses atmospheric hydrocarbon trends

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Study suggests fracking is responsible for a reversal in atmospheric hydrocarbon trends.


Award-Winning Musical Chemist

Monday 6 June 2016

Oliver Wass, who studied for a BSc in Chemistry here in York from 2012 to 2015, and achieved a first class degree, has won the 2016 Guildhall School of Music Gold Medal.


6reen Chemi5try celebrates Prof James Clark

Monday 23 May 2016

A tribute and reflection of James Clark’s contribution to green chemistry on his 65th birthday


MChem project leads to first-author publication

Friday 20 May 2016

Tom Nicol (MChem, 2015) has had his MChem project work published in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics as first author. Tom’s project was a theoretical study, supervised by Dr Seishi Shimizu, focusing on cyclodextrins.


High-affinity iron binding

Wednesday 11 May 2016

High-affinity iron binding in Campylobacter jejuni, the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK


Hat-trick of awards for York chemists

Monday 9 May 2016

Three University of York chemists have received prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards.


As Hard as Snails?

Tuesday 3 May 2016

International study involving York researchers shows how hardness of calcite crystals can be modified, providing new insights into the mechanical properties of inorganic / organic nanocomposites.


Prof Pratibha Gai Elected FRS

Friday 29 April 2016

Professor Pratibha Gai has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her ground-breaking work.


Breakthrough in the treatment of inherited genetic disease

Thursday 28 April 2016

Scientists at the Universities of York and Leiden have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of an inherited genetic disorder which damages muscle and nerve cells in the body.


York Chemistry in UK Top 5

Monday 25 April 2016

The excellence of Chemistry at York recognised in the 2017 Complete University Guide, achieving an outstanding 4th place.


Discovering the science that helps us access nature

Monday 25 April 2016

Dr Seishi Shimizu’s research shows how fundamental scientific theory can unlock access to natural products and ingredients, and improve industrial processes.


York Chemist profiled for IWD2016

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Professor Pratibha Gai profiled by Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) for International Women's Day 2016


Researchers' new advance in quest for second generation biofuels

Monday 29 February 2016

Scientists at the University of York are part of an international research team that has made a significant step forward in understanding the processes naturally occurring enzymes use to degrade microbe-resistant biomass, a key aim in the development of biofuels.


Chemists discover how sulphur is used by organisms

Tuesday 16 February 2016

A critical discovery about how bacteria feed on an unusual sugar molecule found in leafy green vegetables finally reveals how sulphur is harnessed by living organisms. The work may inform strategies to boost our ‘good’ gut bacteria and promote digestive health.


York chemist takes her research to Parliament

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Dr Katrina Bakker, 30, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of York, hailing from Peterborough, is attending Parliament to present her chemistry research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 7 March.


York Chemistry tops Russell Group in 2015 NSS

Tuesday 9 February 2016

The recently published 2015 NSS results show that 98% of our students are satisfied with the quality of their Chemistry degree here in York.


Chemist awarded 2016 Freedericksz Medal

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Professor John Goodby, FRS, has been awarded the 2016 Freedericksz Medal of the Russian Liquid Crystal Society for his “Outstanding Research in the Field of Chemistry of Liquid Crystals”.


York Chemist performs research for BBC science programme

Friday 15 January 2016

Professor Alastair Lewis of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science has performed research for the BBC science programme Trust Me I'm A Doctor into whether chemicals released from scented candles pose a danger to health.


Chemists develop new drug synthesis method

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Chemists from the University of York have developed a new approach for the synthesis of piperazines – drug compounds used to treat hay fever and HIV.


York Chemist awarded BEM

Monday 4 January 2016

Adrian Whitwood has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2016 New Year Honours List.


Leverhulme Trust Award

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Investigating the factors controlling coral biomineralisation


York chemist wins accolade from US peers

Tuesday 24 November 2015

A University of York chemist, Professor Robin Perutz has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


York chemists reveal structure of key cancer target enzyme

Friday 20 November 2015

Chemists from the University of York have published research unveiling the 3-D structure of human heparanase, a sugar-degrading enzyme which has received significant attention as a key target in anti-cancer treatments.


Ringing the changes ‘opens the road to new medicines’

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Inspired by the classic 'ball-in-a-cup' children's toy, chemists at the University of York have discovered an innovative method to make medicinally important molecules.


Chemists plug into metal’s role in the circuit of life

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Molybdenum is an essential nutrient for most living species because it causes vital biochemical transformations to occur fast enough to sustain life. In humans, a genetic inability to produce molybdenum-containing proteins is fatal because a molybdenum enzyme known as sulfite oxidase is required by every cell in the body.


Sugar molecules lose their ‘Cinderella’ status

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Carbohydrates are often considered the ‘Cinderella’ molecules of biology yet they are a feature of an increasing number of medicines, from small molecule drugs to protein therapeutics or vaccines.


Conducting gels – from waste to wealth

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Research by chemists at the University of York has demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid nanomaterial potentially suitable for a range of high-tech applications.


York chemist gives Franklin Lecture

Monday 9 November 2015

Professor Lucy Carpenter gave her Royal Society Rosalind Franklin lecture at the Royal Society on Wednesday 28 October, and received the Award from Professor Dame Carol Robinson DBE FMedSci FRS, Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Award Committee.


Role of sugars in carrageenan gelation clarified

Friday 6 November 2015

MChem project on statistical thermodynamics of food yields publication in 'Food Hydrocolloids’


Chemist confirms robustness of global warming temperature data

Tuesday 3 November 2015

A new study by a University of York chemist confirms that historical temperature data records constitute reliable evidence of climate change.


Carbon dioxide photoreduction

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Catalytic carbon dioxide photoreduction with rhenium-bipyridine-zinc porphyrin dyads has potential for storing solar energy in chemical bonds


Hydrogen bonding to metal fluoride complexes

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Every chemist knows about hydrogen bonding or thinks they do so


“Thermodynamics teapot”

Friday 9 October 2015

Dr Seishi Shimizu’s recent paper applying a theoretical physical chemistry approach to the caffeine-caffeine interactions in the presence of sugars and salts has been featured on the front cover of the RSC journal, Food & Function.


York launches green solvent service

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Chemists at the University of York have launched a service to design and produce environmentally friendly solvents for industrial purposes.


Athena Swan Gold Award Renewed

Friday 2 October 2015

The University of York’s Department of Chemistry has had its Athena SWAN Gold award renewed for a further three years, making it the longest held recipient of the Gold award on record


VW emission scandal

Friday 25 September 2015

Atmospheric Chemistry researchers from the Department of Chemistry have been providing expert commentary on the recent VW emission scandal


Gel study uncovers unexpected dynamics

Friday 25 September 2015

Research by chemists at the University of York has revealed important new information about the dynamics of bacterial gels which could ultimately suggest new ways of helping prevent or better control diseases such as cystic fibrosis.


Ex-graduate chemist is one of 175 faces

Monday 21 September 2015

An ex-chemistry graduate student is one of RSC's 175 Faces of Chemistry.


Slovak Academy of Sciences honours York biochemist

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Tony Wilkinson has been awarded the International Prize of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in recognition of his “outstanding work in the field of natural sciences.”


Warning of air pollution over West African megacities

Monday 24 August 2015

New research by European and African scientists, including a team of chemists from the University of York, warns of the risks posed by the increasing air pollution over the cities of West Africa – amid fears it could have an impact on human health, meteorology and regional climate.


New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality

Friday 31 July 2015

A new study led by a University of York chemist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections?


Sugar in your cuppa… not just about a sweet tooth!

Thursday 30 July 2015

New research by scientists at the University of York has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favourite drinks taste as they do.


Chemists at the University of York receive prestigious Royal Society Awards

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Two distinguished chemists from the University of York have been awarded prestigious Royal Society prizes for their contributions to science.


Chemistry Students to attend Eurogames

Monday 20 July 2015

Two students from Chemistry@York, Chris Unsworth and Laurence McLellan Bastidas, have been chosen as part of a team of 4 students from the University of York Swimming and Water Polo Club who will represent the University of York at the Eurogames on August 2015.


Salters’ Chemistry Camps at York

Friday 17 July 2015

60 school pupils from the UK and Ireland have been selected to participate in a residential Salters’ Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at The University of York next week.


York chemist receives award from RSC

Thursday 16 July 2015

Professor Robin Perutz has received a special award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.


York chemist awarded 3.9m euro grant

Tuesday 14 July 2015

The EU has granted 3.9 M euro to Professor Rod Hubbard and colleagues from academia and SMEs from Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK. The funding enables the consortium to establish the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) FRAGNET of 15 PhD students and explore new research methods and applications in the emerging field of FBLD.


York green chemist wins prestigious prize

Monday 13 July 2015

Katie Lamb wins prestigious poster prize


Chemistry success at the YUSU Awards

Wednesday 24 June 2015

A successful night at the YUSU Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards as Chemistry dominates the Demonstrator of the Year category.


Green Chemistry - the way to bioeconomy

Monday 22 June 2015

Green Chemistry continues to pave the way for a vibrant future UK bioeconomy


York Professor elected President of Royal Society of Chemistry

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Sir John Holman, Emeritus Professor in the University of York’s Chemistry Department, has been elected as the next President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).


York Alumnus awarded RSC Prize

Thursday 11 June 2015

York Chemistry Alumnus, Dr Christopher Barnard is the Royal Society of Chemistry Creativity in Industry Prize winner for 2015


Nanoscale Engineering of Dyes for Liquid Crystal Device Applications

Wednesday 20 May 2015

EPSRC Award “Nanoscale Engineering of Dyes for Liquid Crystal Device Applications”


York Alumna, Jane Clarke made FRS

Tuesday 12 May 2015

York Biochemistry Alumna, Jane Clarke is made a Fellow of the Royal Society


Crossing the bridge from nanotechnology to proteins

Tuesday 12 May 2015

A University of York scientist has supplied a key theoretical framework that has helped colleagues in Japan to provide new insights into a force that makes proteins fold.


York researcher contributes to climate ‘myth-busting’ course

Tuesday 5 May 2015

A researcher from the University of York is contributing to an international effort to debunk climate myths and help people understand the controversies around climate science.


Nature Sugar structure: not as sweet as it seems

Monday 20 April 2015

Scientists at the University of York have identified problems with nearly half of the structural data on carbohydrate molecules available to the scientific community.


On the Science of Breaking Bad.

Friday 17 April 2015

Professor Dave Smith spoke at The Royal Institution on 'The Science of Breaking Bad'


York scientists define universal new approach to green chemistry

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Chemists at the University of York have developed a new ‘metrics toolkit’ to measure and evaluate how green a reaction is.


Chemistry student helps to discover new pain relief delivery method

Thursday 2 April 2015

Final year MChem student, Edward Howe, has helped to develop a new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.


YuStart a chain reaction

Wednesday 1 April 2015

We’re inviting alumni and friends to join together in our anniversary year to open doors for students this summer and in the future.


Low-field NMR study funded

Thursday 26 March 2015

EPSRC fund a three year project entitled “A paradigm shift in low-field NMR spectroscopy for industrial process monitoring, control, and optimisation"


Protein the clue to solving a Darwinian mystery

Friday 20 March 2015

Scientists at the University of York provided the key to solving the evolutionary puzzle surrounding what Charles Darwin called the ‘strangest animals ever discovered’.


York chemist wins national award in parliament

Wednesday 18 March 2015

A University of York PhD student has won a bronze medal for chemistry at the SET for Britain poster competition in Westminster.


EPSRC award

Wednesday 11 February 2015

"Catalytic Asymmetric Dearomative Spirocyclisations" EPSRC award


NERC Success

Monday 9 February 2015

York atmospheric chemists celebrate double success being award over £1 million by NERC


Highlights of our Anniversary Year

Sunday 8 February 2015

Our Departmental Chemistry Admissions and Chemistry Highlights newsletters show what an exciting and successful year we have had, on our Golden Anniversary.


York scientists shed further new light on biomass breakdown

Thursday 22 January 2015

Scientists at the University of York are part of a research team which has found that a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade resistant forms of starch.


Beer and bread yeast-eating bacteria aid human health

Thursday 8 January 2015

Bacteria that have evolved to eat their way through yeast in the human gut could inform the development of new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases, according to new research involving scientists at the University of York.


Highlights of York Chemistry's 2014 REF results

Thursday 18 December 2014

York Chemistry comes 7th in REF Research Power table of all UK Chemistry Departments


PhD student - a Face of Chemistry

Sunday 30 November 2014

York Chemistry PhD student features in the RSC 175 Faces of Chemistry


Paul Walton - a Face of Chemistry

Thursday 27 November 2014

Professor Paul Walton amongst the RSC 175 Faces of Chemistry


Ozone destroying substances on the rise - but Montreal Protocol on track

Friday 7 November 2014

An international team of scientists, including a researcher from the University of York, has reported a recent increase in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCI), an ozone destroying substance.


Innovative Doctoral Training in Chemistry launched

Thursday 6 November 2014

The Chemistry Department at York offers cohort-based training to all new research students with a particular focus on internationalisation


Tapping the chemical potential of food waste

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Scientists at the University of York are helping local companies extract and use chemicals from food waste.


New research centre to aid clinical diagnosis

Thursday 23 October 2014

Research started in the Chemistry Department at the University of York leads to way to a new national centre to transform medical imaging


BBSRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership renewed

Tuesday 21 October 2014

A consortium of Yorkshire universities has been chosen to help spearhead the training of the next generation of biological scientists


A New Front in the War on Superbugs

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Dr Paul Clarke (Chemistry) and Dr Gavin Thomas (Biology) have been awarded over £600,000 by the EPSRC for a project called “A New Front in the War on Superbugs: Synthetic and Biological Studies on the Potent Antibiotic Anthracimycin”.


York leads the way in carbohydrate research

Monday 13 October 2014

Chemists at the University of York have secured funding to purchase ground-breaking equipment that will transform glycoscience in the UK.


Protein ‘map’ could lead to potent new cancer drugs

Monday 29 September 2014

Scientists at the University of York are part of a team of researchers which has gained fresh insights into how a disease-causing enzyme makes changes to proteins and how it can be stopped.


York scientist wins Royal Academy of Engineering recognition

Thursday 18 September 2014

Professor Pratibha Gai, Chair of Electron Microscopy, was one of 59 new Fellows announced by the Royal Academy of Engineering.


York’s major role in scientific assessment of ozone depletion

Thursday 11 September 2014

Professor Lucy Carpenter, from the University of York's Chemistry department has played a key role in a major new scientific assessment of the ozone layer which will inform government policies across the globe.


50-Year Anniversary Celebration and the Official Opening of Block F

Monday 8 September 2014

The opening of our latest new building coincides with our anniversary and the launch of our York Chemistry 50 Fund.


Twin approach to recovery of metals from mine waste

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Scientists from the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) at the University of York are to work with colleagues in Cape Town to help the recovery of valuable metals from mine wastes in South Africa.


Highly Satisfied Chemistry Students at York

Friday 8 August 2014

A remarkable 96% of our students are happy with the quality of their chemistry degree here in York


Professor Sir John Holman wins Royal Society Prize

Wednesday 6 August 2014

A University of York scientist is the recipient of a major award from the Royal Society in recognition of his ‘significant impact on science education within the UK’.


Chemists demonstrate health risks posed by ‘third hand’ tobacco smoke

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home.


Salters’ Chemistry Camps at the University of York

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Around 60 students from schools across the UK and Ireland will take part in a residential Salters’ Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at the University of York.


Salters’ Graduate Prize for Laurie

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Chemistry student Laurie Points has been awarded a prestigious Salters’ Graduate Prize. Laurie will receive the award in November, at a ceremony in London.


Academic and Glassblower amongst RSC 175 Faces of Chemistry

Friday 11 July 2014

Professor Dave Smith and Abigail Storey are amongst the Royal Society of Chemistry's 175 Faces of Chemistry.


York chemist co-organises Royal Society exhibition and trials in local school

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Professor Lucy Carpenter, from the University of York’s Chemistry Department, is co-organising part of the prestigious Royal Society Summer Exhibitions, adapting content to ‘road-test’ on schoolchildren in Naburn, North Yorkshire.


York chemist to showcase her work at the Royal Institution

Tuesday 24 June 2014

A chemist at the University of York is to showcase her pioneering work on the visual analysis of atomic behaviour in chemical reactions in a presentation at the Royal Institution in London this week.


What amino acids in shells can tell us about Bronze Age people

Tuesday 24 June 2014

A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed new light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people.


Five Chemists in University's Faces for Fifty

Monday 23 June 2014

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations the University asked for nominations of people who had made significant contributions to the York ethos (“the people who helped to make York great”). Five chemists featured in the august list: Eleanor Dodson, Bruce Gilbert, Roger Mawby, Seishi Shimizu and David Waddington.


York chemists named as finalists in Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition

Tuesday 10 June 2014

A team of chemists from the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence have been shortlisted as finalists in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition 2014.


Combating ‘chemophobia’: York chemists use YouTube to become global educators

Tuesday 10 June 2014

YouTube videos created by a University of York chemist and his students are attracting a global audience keen to learn more about how chemistry controls everyday life.


Chemistry staff and students win YUSU teaching accolades

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Four of our staff/postgraduate students received awards at the YUSU Excellence in Teaching and Supervision 2014 event.


York chemists provide new insights into biomass breakdown

Friday 6 June 2014

Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.


York Chemists awarded nearly £750k by BBSRC

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Professors Gideon Davies and Paul Walton have recently been awarded nearly £750,000 by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for a study called “Dissecting and Exploiting Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases”.


York Chemists awarded £628k by EPSRC

Friday 16 May 2014

Dr Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair and Prof Keith Wilson have been awarded £628k by the EPSRC for a project entitled “Siderophores as anchors in artificial metalloenzymes“


The sun never sets on the Chemistry MChem(abroad) programme

Friday 9 May 2014

In recent years the MChem(abroad) programme in chemistry has grown substantially, both in terms of the number of students participating and the number of exchange partners involved in the scheme.


Chemist elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Friday 9 May 2014

Professor Gideon Davies, FRS, has just been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) for his enormous fundamental contributions to our understanding of enzyme mechanism and carbohydrate biochemistry.


York chemists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry accolades

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Four of the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) prize and award winners are from the University of York.


York chemists named as finalists in RSC Emerging Technologies Competition

Tuesday 22 April 2014

A team of researchers from the University of York Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence have been shortlisted as finalists in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition 2014.


New university outreach centre aims to inspire next generation of scientists

Monday 7 April 2014

A new science outreach centre at the University of York is aiming to motivate and enthuse visitors of all ages about modern science by providing a top-quality facility and experience.


Green Chemistry Centre shortlisted for Award

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Green Chemistry Centre has been shortlisted for a 2014 S-Lab Award in the Laboratory-Related Teaching and Learning category


York Chemist takes her research to Parliament

Monday 24 March 2014

An early career Chemist from the University of York attended Parliament to present her science to politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of SET for Britain.


York biochemist wins prestigious Early Career Research Award

Thursday 13 March 2014

Dr Glyn Hemsworth, of the York Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL) (Department of Chemistry) has won a prestigious Early Career Research Award of the Biochemical Society, in the theme area of Biotechnology (2015).


New laboratories to foster world-leading research into air quality and climate change

Wednesday 12 March 2014

The UK’s first dedicated laboratory building for atmospheric chemistry research will be officially opened at the University of York on 17 March.


York liquid crystal chemist wins AkzoNobel UK Science Award

Monday 3 March 2014

A University of York chemist whose work helped form the basis for flat-screen TVs, computers and mobile phone displays has won AkzoNobel’s UK Science Award for 2014.


Green Chemist gives Café Scientifique talk

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Dr Helen Parker from the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence gave a talk to the Stockton-on-Tees Café Scientifique entitled Money can't grow on trees but can metals.


Waste not, want not: York chemists plot green route to polymer production

Friday 14 February 2014

Chemists at the University of York are to lead a new Government-backed research project to investigate the potential conversion of waste biomass and waste carbon dioxide into safer and more sustainable raw materials.


From surgery to laboratory and back again

Wednesday 12 February 2014

A University of York chemist’s experience in seeing his partner in hospital recovering from a double lung transplant prompted him to design and synthesise new chemical agents that could revolutionise post-operative patient care.


York Chemistry Graduate features in the RSC 175 Faces of Chemistry

Friday 7 February 2014

Cheryl Alexander completed her chemistry degree at York despite mobility problems. She now teaches chemistry in a secondary school, with the help of her assistance dog, Orca.


Award allows creation of ‘virtual air’ archive at York

Friday 7 February 2014

Atmospheric chemists at the University of York developing a ‘virtual air’ archive have received a major government funding boost.


York Chemist recognised in Nature article

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Professor Eleanor Dodson is recognised as one of a small number of significant female X-ray crystallographers.


Chemistry@York Newsletter 2014

Monday 3 February 2014

A very exciting year for Chemistry at York is summarised in a bumper edition of our Undergraduate Admissions and Chemistry Highlights newsletters


York chemist in Science Council top 100 list

Monday 27 January 2014

Professor Sir John Holman has been named in a list of 100 practising scientists


Funding boost for biological chemistry research

Tuesday 21 January 2014

New funding is allowing chemists at the University of York to further develop software underpinning research in the pharmaceutical industry and academic laboratories worldwide.


Making the most of agricultural waste

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Chemists from York have teamed up with an East Yorkshire firm on two projects exploring the extraction of valuable natural chemicals from agricultural waste


York chemists investigate the fibre of our being

Monday 20 January 2014

We are all aware of the health benefits of "dietary fibre". But what is dietary fibre and how do we metabolise it?


York Chemists appear on BBC Radio 4

Monday 13 January 2014

At the end of 2013, Kirsty High and Kirsty Penkman were interviewed by Inside Science on BBC Radio 4 about their analytical work at the archaeological site of Star Carr.


Malaria drug target raises hopes for new treatments

Thursday 2 January 2014

Chemists from the University of York are part of a UK team which has made an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying.


York chemists’ significant step forward in biofuels quest

Monday 23 December 2013

Chemists at the University of York have made a significant step in the search to develop effective second generation biofuels.


Generous donations boost launch of the Guy Dodson Fund for Structural Biology research at York

Friday 29 November 2013

Novo Nordisk A/S provides substantial support for structural biology PhD studentships at York, via the Guy Dodson Fund


York Chemists triumph in Green Gown Awards

Monday 25 November 2013

Green chemists at the University of York have won a national award for their research and development work in green and sustainable industrial technologies.


‘Missing heat’ discovery prompts new estimate of global warming

Thursday 14 November 2013

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including York Chemists, say they have found ‘missing heat’ in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade.


York to help train next generation of environmental scientists

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Two partnerships involving the University of York have received a share of £100m funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to train the next generation of environmental scientists.


York Paper receives editorial comment in Chemistry journal

Monday 28 October 2013

A paper from two York researchers has received editorial comment in the journal Chemistry World


York Chemist wins inaugural video award

Thursday 24 October 2013

A video produced by a Green Chemistry graduate student has won the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Video Award


New lecturers in Chemistry

Wednesday 16 October 2013

The Department of Chemistry welcomes three new lecturers.


Atmospheric Chemists awarded £220k

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Mat Evans and Ally Lewis, part of the atmospheric chemistry research team at York, have just been awarded £220,000 for new computing infrastructure.


Joint EPSRC and NSF funded project to explore the surface structure of ionic liquids

Monday 23 September 2013

Professor Duncan Bruce and Dr John Slattery are part of a successful bid to the NSF/EPSRC scheme for international collaborations in chemistry between US and UK Investigators.


York Green Chemistry in Top 8

Monday 23 September 2013

Ecochem, has placed the University of York, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in the Top 8 World-renowned Institutions to be Advancing Green Chemistry.


Electron Microscopy EMAG (IOP) International Conference

Tuesday 10 September 2013

The Electron Microscopy EMAG (IOP) international Conference held in the Exhibition Centre last week was greatly enjoyed by the participants. including Professor Archie Howie, pioneer of electron microscopy, who was behind the concept of the of the York JEOL Nanocentre along with the Vice Chancellor


Public lecture to mark opening of Chemistry research centre

Thursday 22 August 2013

Major improvements in the detection of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s are being developed at a pioneering £7m Chemistry research facility due to open officially at the University of York next month.


York Chemists win Medal and $2000 in International Competition

Tuesday 13 August 2013

A collaboration between Chemistry and Computer Science researchers in YCCSA has won a bronze medal and a $2000 prize.


Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunities at the University of York

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Applications are invited for Sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships that will be hosted and half sponsored by the University of York.


York Nanocentre researchers image individual atoms in a living catalytic reaction

Monday 15 July 2013

Groundbreaking new electron microscopy technology developed at the York JEOL Nanocentre at the University of York is allowing researchers to observe and analyse single atoms, small clusters and nanoparticles in dynamic in-situ experiments for the first time.


Demonstrators Drinks Reception and CODY Awards – 27 June

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Following another successful year in the undergraduate teaching laboratories, a drinks reception was held on Thursday 27 June to celebrate the collective contribution to the Department of all graduate demonstrators, practical course organisers and teaching laboratory staff.


Honorary Professorship to Dr Martin Milton

Friday 28 June 2013

The University has awarded an Honorary Professorship to Dr Milton, Director of the BIPM, from 1 June 2013


Outstanding result for Chemistry at the YUSU Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards

Thursday 27 June 2013

The Department of Chemistry won five awards in the YUSU Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards on Wednesday 26 June.


Chemistry academic awarded HE Teaching Fellowship

Thursday 27 June 2013

Professor David Smith has been awarded a 2013 National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.


York Chemistry represented at RSC Summer Exhibition

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Dr Alison Parkin is co-organising an exhibit on Solar Fuels for the 2013 RSC Summer Exhibition.


It's All Elementary

Monday 24 June 2013

Around 40 of our alumni, retired staff and guests returned to the department to have a tour of our new facilities, and to hear a talk by Dr Jason Lynam.


Meet the Researchers Event

Thursday 20 June 2013

A new event to promote interaction between our undergraduate and postgraduate Chemistry students was hosted in the Department


Top 5 Position in the Guardian University Guide 2014

Tuesday 4 June 2013

The Department of Chemistry is ranked fifth in the Guardian University Guide 2014, consolidating York’s position as one of the top Chemistry Departments in the UK


Professor James Clark awarded £723K EPSRC grant

Monday 3 June 2013

Professor James Clark has been awarded an EPSRC Grant entitled "Renewable Chemicals from Sustainable Feedstocks via high-thoroughput methods". The project, valued at £723K, is in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and The Stockholm Environment Institute at York.


Green chemistry student wins poster prize

Monday 3 June 2013

Cinthia Mena-Durán, a 3rd year Green Chemistry PhD student, has won the RSC Green Chemistry Poster Prize


The Essential Chemical Industry - online

Tuesday 7 May 2013

CIEC's Promoting Science group have recently compiled a comprehensive online reference library of the world's principal industrial chemicals.


New Instrumentation for Chemistry Teaching Laboratory

Thursday 2 May 2013

As part of a continuing programme of investment in our teaching laboratories, the Department of Chemistry has committed a further £60k to purchase new laboratory instrumentation and equipment this summer.


Senior lecturer in Chemistry awarded VC's Teaching Award

Friday 26 April 2013

Dr Martin Cockett has been awarded a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award.


York Chemist's paper selected for RSC Publishing pack

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Dr Duncan Macquarrie has had a paper selected to be featured in the RSC Publishing Pack and Chemistry World, the RSC online news section


York Chemist wins Liquid Crystal Society medal

Monday 8 April 2013

Dr Isabel Saez has been awarded the Cyril Hilsum Medal of the British Liquid Crystal Society.


York researcher wins silver for chemistry display in Parliament

Thursday 21 March 2013

A University of York PhD student has won a Silver award at a competition in the House of Commons for the excellence of his chemistry research.


Atmospheric chemists study cloud and aerosol processes over the Arctic Ocean

Monday 18 March 2013

A team of six York Atmospheric Chemists, along with scientists from Leeds, BAS and Manchester, are taking part in an Arctic ship cruise and simultaneous aircraft flights near Svalbard and along the ice edge of Greenland to better understand cloud and aerosol processes in the Arctic.


Chemists with bright futures ‘set’ for Parliament

Monday 18 March 2013

Two scientists from the University of York have been invited to Parliament next week to present their research to MPs and a panel of experts, who will judge their presentations for SET for Britain, a competition promoting early-stage researchers.


Funding for STEM WP Initiative

Thursday 14 March 2013

An innovative Reach Out Chemistry York network will be established to target year 9 pupils


Research shows how 'Mallard' dye fills need for speed

Thursday 14 February 2013

Chemists at the University of York have developed a new medical tool which could help surgeons carrying out complex procedures in the operating theatre.


York Green Chemists win Rushlight Award

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Professor James Clark's Starbon Technology team have won a Rushlight award for the potential use of starbons in water purification.


EPSRC funding of £1 million for new research equipment

Monday 4 February 2013

Our spectroscopy facilities will be upgraded and extended through EPSRC funding


York chemist in world skydiving contest

Friday 1 February 2013

Edward Monteith studying for an MSc in Green Chemistry and Industrial Sustainable Technology took part in the World Skydiving Championships.


York chemist on academic delegation to India and Sri Lanka

Friday 18 January 2013

Dr Angelika Sebald is part of a delegation from the University of York and Hull York Medical School visiting India and Sri Lanka to promote new health-focused and academic links with the two countries.


Chemists awarded a 2.3 million € research grant

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Professors Gideon Davies and Paul Walton have been awarded a 2.3 million € research grant from the European Research Agency-Industrial Biotechnology initiative.


New study reveals gas that triggers ozone destruction

Monday 14 January 2013

Chemists at the Universities of York and Leeds have made a significant discovery about the cause of the destruction of ozone over oceans.


Chemists awarded £800k EPSRC grant

Thursday 10 January 2013

Professors Simon Duckett and Robin Perutz have recently been awarded an EPSRC grant worth £800,000.


York insulin chemists in anniversary breakthrough

Thursday 10 January 2013

Chemists at the University of York played a pivotal role in new research that has signalled a significant step forward in the understanding of how insulin works.


Chemistry glass blower gets highest mark ever in final exam

Thursday 20 December 2012

Abby Storey, the Department of Chemistry trainee glass blower, has passed her final glass blowing exam with distinction


York Chemist wins Philip Leverhulme Prize

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Dr Kirsty Penkman has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust.


Chemist awarded an ERC Advanced Grant

Thursday 6 December 2012

Professor Gideon Davies has recently been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5M Euros


Annual Christmas Lecture

Thursday 6 December 2012

Professor Sir John Holman presented his traditional Christmas demonstration lecture


Opening of Second Phase of Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Department of Chemistry

Thursday 6 December 2012

A new £9.4 million second phase to a key research building – the latest stage in a major re-development programme in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York – was opened officially on 31 October. The first phase was completed in August 2004.


York’s key role in European ‘green’ chemistry research project

Thursday 6 December 2012

Chemists in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York are to play a key role in a major new research project which aims to develop sustainable manufacturing routes to pharmaceuticals.


Opening of Undergraduate Common Room

Tuesday 13 November 2012

The Department of Chemistry has a new social area for undergraduate chemistry students


Scientists detect CO2 accumulation at the edge of Space

Monday 12 November 2012

A University of York scientist is part of an international team of researchers which has reported the first direct evidence that emissions of carbon dioxide caused by human activity are propagating upward to the highest regions of the atmosphere.


Brazilian trailblazers take up their places at York

Friday 9 November 2012

The Department of Chemistry has welcomed its first students from Brazil under the Science without Borders scheme.


University's green chemistry alliance with Korea takes off

Thursday 8 November 2012

Scientists from the University of York and Korea will gather in York this week for a conference that will showcase ways of advancing green chemical technology.


York chemist joins exclusive group of female scientists

Monday 22 October 2012

A University of York chemist has been named as the Laureate for Europe in the L’OREAL-UNESCO Women in Science Awards for 2013.


Collagen damage on a molecular scale

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Chemist watches bone collagen degrade, amino acid at a time.


Opening of refurbished teaching laboratory

Monday 15 October 2012

Our refurbished teaching lab is ready for the start of the academic year


University awards £6 million Chemistry building contract to VINCI Construction UK

Friday 12 October 2012

The University of York has awarded a £6 million contract to VINCI Construction UK to design and construct a new undergraduate teaching and Green Chemistry research building.


Opening of the second phase of the Dorothy Hodgkin Building

Wednesday 10 October 2012

A £9.4 million Chemistry research building will be officially opened on 31 October 2012


New atmospheric building

Tuesday 9 October 2012

A dedicated laboratory for atmospheric chemistry is planned


New scanning technology aims to achieve quicker diagnosis of disease

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Groundbreaking research taking place at the University of York could lead to Alzheimer’s disease being diagnosed in minutes using a simple brain scan.


New partnership to ‘accelerate’ evaluation of chemical reactions

Friday 28 September 2012

The Department of Chemistry has agreed a new partnership with a Swiss-based technology company to modernise the way chemical reactions are screened and evaluated.


'Mining' for metals using Nature's machines

Thursday 20 September 2012

Chemists at the University of York are to lead an international team that will explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the world.


University of York Undergraduate Chemistry Degrees Accredited

Thursday 20 September 2012

The Department is delighted to announce that all of its undergraduate degree courses have recently been re-accredited by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This means that all of our BSc and MChem degrees are recognised by the RSC as providing high quality training and skills in Chemistry. York Chemistry is one of the very first departments in the UK to have its BSc degree accredited by the RSC.


Chemistry technician gains MSc with distinction

Monday 17 September 2012

Chris Mortimer, the senior technician in the Department of Chemistry's Mechanical Workshop has gained an MSc with distinction in Advanced Materials from the University of Surrey.


New Chemistry Course Pages for KIS

Friday 14 September 2012

New web pages for all our Chemistry programmes for students applying for 2013/14


David Smith nominated for THE 'Most Innovative Teacher

Friday 7 September 2012

Professor David Smith has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award as 'Most Innovative Teacher


Pilot Centre for Doctoral Training Opens

Thursday 30 August 2012

An innovative centre for PhD training has been started at the University of York's Department of Chemistry.


Stepping up to chemistry

Friday 24 August 2012

In collaboration with our students we have produced a new online resource for pre-university students


York chemist awarded £1.8m from MRC

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Marek Brzozowski, a chemist from York's Structural Biology laboratory has been awarded £1.8m to investigate interplay between diabetes and cancer.


York Atmospheric Chemistry featured on BBC News

Monday 13 August 2012

York's Atmospheric chemists are featured on BBC News


Food supply chain waste 'offers new source' for chemicals and materials

Friday 20 July 2012

Scientists at the Department of Chemistry are leading a major new EU-backed network that is exploring ways of using waste as an alternative carbon source, employing green and sustainable chemical technologies.


York Chemist awarded Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Friday 20 July 2012

Peter Raynes was made a Doctor of Science, honoris causa by The University of Hull


Biorenewables Development Centre - Open for Business

Monday 9 July 2012

The opening of a new centre to convert plants and biowastes into high value products


Completion of the Dorothy Hodgkin Building

Friday 6 July 2012

Around 100 Chemistry staff are moving into a new £9.4 million research facility


Chemistry is the Best Department for Supervision

Friday 29 June 2012

'Best Department' award for undergraduate supervision as nominated by our students


York chemist awarded £480K for soft materials research

Thursday 28 June 2012

Professor Dave Smith has been awarded €575,000 (ca. £480 K) as part of the €4.1 M Euro EU-funded network SMART-NET (Soft Materials Advanced Research and Training Network).


York Chemistry Short-listed for Outstanding Departmental Administration Team

Thursday 28 June 2012

The Department of Chemistry Administration Team were shortlisted for the Outstanding Departmental Administration Team at the Times Higher Education (THE) Leadership and Management Awards 2012.


Chemistry Staff Nominated for Supervisor of the Year

Tuesday 19 June 2012

The Department of Chemistry receives an impressive fourteen nominations.


Top Five Position for Chemistry, Times Two

Monday 18 June 2012

The Department of Chemistry is ranked fifth in two of the major 2013 university subject league tables.


York Chemist appears on popular TV Programme

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Professor David Smith appears on the popular BBC2 programme Coast


EPSRC support for photoredox catalysts

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Dr Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair and Professor Robin Perutz have obtained EPSRC support for the development of bioinspired photoredox catalysts.


Cantor Nanoscience Lecture given by Dr Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate

Saturday 26 May 2012

On 25 May, Dr Venki Ramakrishnan, (Nobel Laureate and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge) gave the Cantor Nanoscience lecture: How antibiotics illuminate ribosome function and vice versa. The lecture was preceded by a poster session including staff and students from the Department of Chemistry.


Top 5 Position in the Guardian University Guide 2013

Tuesday 22 May 2012

The Department of Chemistry is ranked fifth in the Guardian University Guide 2013, consolidating York’s position as one of the top Chemistry Departments in the UK


Nobel scientist delivers major public lecture at York

Wednesday 16 May 2012

A world-leading scientist will talk about ribosomes – the large molecular machines that are crucial to life – at a major public lecture at the University of York next week.


Senior Research Fellowship for Fred Antson

Friday 11 May 2012

The Wellcome Trust has awarded Dr Fred Antson a 5-year Senior Research Fellowship


Three York Chemists win RSC prizes

Friday 11 May 2012

Professor David Smith, Professor Ally Lewis and Professor Richard Taylor have all been awarded Royal Society of Chemistry prizes.


Teaching Award for Nigel Lowe

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Dr Nigel Lowe has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award for 2012 - number 5 for Chemistry


Chemistry success in VC awards

Monday 30 April 2012

Chemistry staff have won three awards in the Vice Chancellor's awards for outstanding achievement


Top 7 Position for Chemistry@York

Wednesday 25 April 2012

The Department of Chemistry is placed seventh in the Complete University Guide 2013


Administration team short-listed for a THELMA

Monday 23 April 2012

For the second year in a row, the Chemistry Department has been short-listed for a Times Higher Education Award


Pioneering research reveals bacterium’s secrets

Friday 2 March 2012

Ground-breaking research by an international team of scientists will help to make one of the most versatile of bacteria even more useful to society and the environment.


Teaching labs reopened in double-quick time

Monday 27 February 2012

Chemistry undergraduates are back in the teaching labs doing practical work


Chemistry newsletters 2012

Friday 24 February 2012

The department has compiled its 2012 newsletters, both for prospective students and for our undergraduate students.


York Chemist wins Analytical Prize

Wednesday 25 January 2012

A York Undergraduate Chemist has won the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Prize for 2011


Atmospheric Chemists awarded £900k

Wednesday 25 January 2012

The atmospheric research group in the Department of Chemistry have had three new grants funded through the NERC standard grants scheme, totalling around £900k.


Chemists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Organic chemists at the University of York have made a significant advance towards establishing the origin of the carbohydrates (sugars) that form the building blocks of life.


Industrial scientists and engineers help inspire children to study science

Monday 23 January 2012

Four Teesside school children helped Chemistry Department staff promote a new scheme to motivate children to study science when they met MPs and business leaders at the House of Commons.


New Marie Curie Network in York

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Dr Gideon Grogan (YSBL, Chemistry) and Professor Neil Bruce (CNAP, Biology) have been awarded £650,000 by the European Union for the Marie-Curie Network project P4FIFTY.


No more free rides for 'piggy-backing' viruses

Wednesday 4 January 2012

Scientists have determined the structure of the enzyme endomannosidase, significantly advancing our understanding of how a group of devastating human viruses including HIV and Hepatitis C hijack human enzymes to reproduce and cause disease.


Understanding the Origins of Life

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Paul Clarke highlights his group's progress on origins of life


University honours Department of Chemistry benefactor

Friday 16 December 2011

The University of York has awarded a Morrell Fellowship to Tony Wild in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the University.


Chemistry celebrates Selby scientist's anniversary

Wednesday 14 December 2011

The Department of Chemistry has celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Selby scientist Smithson Tennant with a series of public events.


'Star Wars' laser experiment improves understanding of Earth's atmosphere

Friday 9 December 2011

York chemists are part of an international research team exploring novel ‘Star Wars’ techniques to improve our understanding of the Earth’s atmosphere and of global change.


York Chemist celebrates discovery of Iodine

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Professor Lucy Carpenter is one of a group of international scientists celebrating the discovery of iodine


Chemistry Department Centres win ACS Prize

Friday 25 November 2011

CIEC Promoting Science and the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, both working within the University of York’s Chemistry Department, have been selected as one of the four winners of the 2012 American Chemical Society’s Award for incorporating Sustainability into Chemical Education.


Emeritus Professor appointed to Natural History Museum Board

Thursday 24 November 2011

The Prime Minister has appointed Professor Sir John Holman to the Board of The Natural History Museum


Chemist’s nanoscale fight against fatal lung disease

Monday 21 November 2011

Over 9,000 people in the UK suffer from cystic fibrosis, an inherited condition that causes chronic lung infections and a life expectancy of just 37 years. Therapies under development at York could transform the lives of people who suffer from this cruel genetic disorder and the vehicle used to deliver them is only a couple of nanometres across.


The Launch of 'Chemistry@York'

Monday 21 November 2011

Students applying for an undergraduate chemistry programme for entry in 2012 or 2013 now have access from point of application, to a new, distinctive VLE site called ‘Chemistry@York’.


Large EPSRC Grant Win for Liquid Crystals Research

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Professor John Goodby FRS, Doctors Stephen Cowling and Isabel Saez and Professor Peter Raynes FRS have been awarded a research grant by the EPSRC entitled "Self-Organisation and Self-Assembly in Aliphatic Based Liquid Crystals" to start at the beginning of 2012. The total value of the grant is over £800,000.


York Chemist wins Taekwondo Gold

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Danielle Williams, an MChem Year 4 student scooped Gold Medal at the recent UK National Taekwondo Championships


250th Anniversary of Chemist Celebrated

Monday 3 October 2011

The 250th Anniversary of the birth of the chemist Smithson Tennant will be celebrated with two events at the University of York


A new 'OPEC' for a greener future

Wednesday 14 September 2011

A chemist at the University of York will today announce a new project aimed at producing valuable biomass-derived chemicals, materials and fuels from waste orange.


Cracking cellulose: a step into the biofuels future

Wednesday 31 August 2011

Scientists from the University of York have played a pivotal role in a discovery which could finally unlock the full potential of waste plant matter to replace oil as a fuel source.


Student satisfaction levels of 99% for Chemistry at York

Wednesday 17 August 2011

The 2011 National Student Survey confirms York's position amongst the Chemistry Elite


Chemists find a new way to date the past

Thursday 4 August 2011

Scientists at the University of York, using an 'amino acid time capsule', have led the largest ever programme to date the British Quaternary period, stretching back nearly three million years.


Fire down below: the natural cycle’s impact on air quality

Thursday 4 August 2011

Chemists from the University of York are playing a key role in an experiment to measure polluting emissions from forest fires in Canada.


Dr Avtar Matharu wins Supervisor of the Year Award

Wednesday 13 July 2011

The Supervisor of the Year Award is awarded by University of York Students Union


York Chemists Share Award

Friday 8 July 2011

Scientists from the Department of Chemistry have been honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry for their outstanding work as part of a UK-wide research team in biological chemistry.


"Anyone for a cup of Pistachio?"

Wednesday 6 July 2011

York Chemists suggest pistachio nuts to be healthier alternative to coffee


Putting sunshine in your tank

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Scientists from the University of York are part of a team working on how to use the energy of the Sun to make fuels, which could help to solve the world’s escalating energy crisis.


MChem student elected as councillor

Tuesday 21 June 2011

A final year MChem Chemistry student has recently been elected as one of Blackpool's youngest ever councillors.


Emeritus Professor becomes Wellcome Fellow

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Professor Sir John Holman has been appointed Senior Fellow in Education at the Wellcome Trust


Academic honoured for contributions to green chemistry

Friday 3 June 2011

A University of York scientist has won a prestigious environment award for his outstanding contributions to green chemistry.


Former Student is RSC Winner

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Fred Manby, a former graduate student at York, has been awarded the RSC 2011 Corday-Morgan Prize


York crystallographer wins Prize

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Professor Eleanor Dodson shares the ninth Ewald Prize


Royal Society honour for York scientist

Friday 20 May 2011

A scientist in the Department of Chemistry, who specialises in research into liquid crystals, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of the world's top scientific honours.


Chemistry success in York Vice Chancellors' Awards

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Staff in the Department of Chemistry have won four Vice-Chancellors' Awards


Nanoscience may hold key to surgical recovery

Tuesday 3 May 2011

New nano-systems developed in York may eventually help patients recover from surgery without the danger of allergic reactions to drugs.


THE Shortlisting for Chemistry Admissions

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Chemistry Undergraduate Admissions Team Has Been Shortlisted for a National Award