Supported by world-leading facilities, we produce fundamental and applied research of an exceptional standard, with a focus on interdisciplinary, problem-solving research.
We strive for our diverse research community to meets its full potential. We were the first chemistry department in the UK to receive an Athena SWAN Gold award for our gender equality practice, which was recently renewed in recognition of our commitment and achievements. And we provide expertise and advise policymakers as well as collaborating with industrial partners.
94 per cent of our research is "world-leading" or "internationally excellent"
(Research Excellence Framework 2014)
Annual research income exceeding £10m
We attract grants from research councils and funding from industrial partners.
Researchers in the department play a key role in pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge in the field of chemistry. We provide a range of opportunities and an outstanding environment, with state-of-the-art facilities, to help establish and develop your research career.
We are home to a number of specialist research centres:
University research themes
Interdisciplinary research is one of our strengths. We collaborate across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. We have particularly strong partnerships within three themes:
We offer state-of-the-art equipment and analytical services to help external organisations deal with chemical problems:
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