Department of Chemistry
Take a look at our videos featuring academic staff that showcase how our world-leading interdisciplinary research influences our teaching.
Our staff continuously push the boundaries of knowledge and their research informs what you learn. We have an outstanding reputation, and our innovative undergraduate courses will give you insight into the world around you, and the skills to thrive.
Dr Chechik discusses his interest in detecting and studying radical intermediates, such as using EPR spectroscopy to probe hair bleaching.
Read more about Dr Chechik's research.
In this question and answer session with our undergraduate students Mae and Alastair, Dr Spicer talks about his research interests, the COVID-19 situation, his proudest scientific achievement and much more!
Read more about Dr Spicer's research.
Get a flavour of our exciting chemistry research from four academic members of staff who give an insight into their research programmes.
These clips are taken from our open learning course, which our undergraduate students complete in the fourth year of their MChem degree.
Dr Avtar Matharu discusses research by our Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, explaining why spongy white orange pith is a valuable resource.
Read more about Dr Matharu's research.
In this question and answer session with our undergraduate students Mae and Alastair, one of our former undergraduate Chemistry at York students, Nick Burton, talks about his role as a Technologist at Infineum UK Ltd, how his MChem degree prepared him for this job, and much more!
In this question and answer session with our undergraduate students Mae and Alastair, Dr Slattery talks about his research interests, the COVID-19 situation, his proudest scientific achievement and much more!
So why are ionic liquids important and why are they worth studying? Dr John Slattery gives an insight into his research interests in building predictive models to aid the design of ionic liquids, including those for use in catalysis.
Read more about Dr Slattery's research.
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