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News 2020

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.

Post lockdown traffic getting back to normal but air remains cleaner

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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.