Department of Chemistry

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Research areas

Research in the Department of Chemistry spans from fundamental chemistry to applications in catalysis, materials, healthcare and sustainable chemical technologies. Our research is organised into 6 research themes:

  • Analytical
  • Fundamentals
  • Health
  • Interfaces
  • Materials
  • Transformations

Research outputs

A list of the publications by the Department of Chemistry can be found on our departmental research profile.

REF 2014 performance

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results.

Research Centres

Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies - CSCT with the Department of Chemical Engineering


Our department is supported by a range of facilities across the University, which provide analytical equipment and scientific expertise to researchers.

Doctoral Training

Our department, supported by the University Doctoral College, provides a thriving environment for PhD researchers. We host and are partners of several centres for doctoral training across the chemical sciences.