Department of Chemistry

As one of the largest departments of chemistry in the UK, our work reflects the interdisciplinary nature of modern chemistry research.


We apply our expertise to finding solutions to some of today’s greatest societal challenges, exploring new ways it can be used to provide a healthy, sustainable future.


Our world-class research capabilities and the innovative methods we develop are reflected in our six research themes:

  • Analytical methods and physical chemistry
  • Chemical biology and biological chemistry
  • Computational and theoretical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

Our experts work alongside public and commercial organisations on a variety of projects, and we offer our industry-standard facilities and analytical services to businesses across the globe.


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