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EPSRC funding of £1 million for new research equipment

Posted on 4 February 2013

Our spectroscopy facilities will be upgraded and extended through EPSRC funding

photo of NMR instrument

The department has been awarded a grant of just over £1 million from the EPSRC for new instrumentation to support our wide-ranging research activities. The grant covers the purchase of a number of state-of-the-art instruments, including a 400 MHz solid state NMR spectrometer, which will be housed in our Centre for Magnetic Resonance. A small angle X-ray diffractometer will also be provided for our materials research group, who specialise in molecular material based upon liquid crystals. In addition, the grant allows an upgrade to current mass spectrometers to keep them at the forefront of research.

This EPSRC Core Capability funding was targeted at the UK's most research-active Chemistry Departments.  It enables York Chemistry to upgrade and extend its spectroscopy facilities and will provide a major boost to ongoing and future research programmes.

Professor Richard Taylor, Head of Department.