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News 2020

Mastering the structural chemistry of a new gallium catalyst

Posted on Tuesday 8 December 2020

Research performed by Masters students in York has provided unique new insights into the unusual structures formed by an exciting new gallium-based catalyst. They demonstrated that gallium(I) triflate is actually a complex mixture of species, generating important information to help direct future catalyst design.

Celebrating Ten Years of the Chemistree

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020

The Department of Chemistry’s Teaching Labs’ Chemistree is twice its usual size for its tenth anniversary year, bringing even more colour and light - and a fantastic variety of glassware - to Christmas 2020.

Undergraduate project leads to publication success

Posted on Monday 16 November 2020

Groundbreaking work which began as a Laidlaw summer project in the Department of Chemistry results in publication for two graduating students.

York academic is runner-up for prestigious award

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020

An atmospheric chemist from the University of York is runner-up for a major award by a leading science journal.

Possible broad spectrum drug treatment for viruses on the horizon

Posted on Friday 6 November 2020

Researchers from the Universities of York and Melbourne have shed new light on how viruses like hepatitis B, dengue and SARS-CoV-2 hijack a cell paving the way for potential anti-viral drugs to stop the virus in its tracks.

Chemistry academic awarded prestigious Royal Society Industry Fellowship

Posted on Friday 6 November 2020

Professor Ian Fairlamb of the Department of Chemistry at the University of York has been awarded a four-year Royal Society industry fellowship to work in collaboration with Johnson Matthey, on a project that will enable more efficient use of the planet’s natural resources.

York scientist part of team awarded £8m to unravel breakdown of carbohydrates

Posted on Thursday 5 November 2020

A team of scientists - including an academic from the University of York - has been awarded more than £8m (9.1m euros) for a major research programme into how enzymes work on complex sugars.

Research fellowship to explore tuberculosis treatments

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2020

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

Using TikTok to teach chemistry

Posted on Tuesday 18 August 2020

‘The Chem Collective’ launched on TikTok social media platform

COVID recovery choices shape future climate

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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.