Department of Chemistry research

Our research spans from fundamental chemistry to applications in catalysis, materials, healthcare and sustainable chemical technologies.

Case studies

Read more in-depth about our research work.

Research areas

Research in the Department of Chemistry is organised into 6 research themes.


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Characterising complex chemical mixtures and selective molecule detection.


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Researching fundamental properties of molecules and materials.


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Investigating and improving healthcare challenges.


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Exploring the boundaries between the different states of matter.


Our facilities are available for students, research and industry.

Doctoral training

We provide a thriving environment for PhD researchers. We host and are partners of several centres for doctoral training across the chemical sciences.

Doctoral College

We support and enrich the experience of our doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study.

Department of Chemistry

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses and have a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and innovation.