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Research Areas in the School of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry has a strong, internationally-renowned research activity. It was rated as a Grade 5(A) at the most recent RAE. The department currently has 35 research-active staff, 58 postdoctoral research fellows and 115 research students. The research is supported by top-class facilities.

The Postgraduate Studies page provides details of how to apply for a studentship in the School.

The current research in the School is carried out under four main headings, each with various sub-groupings:

Chemical Dynamics

comprising Reaction Dynamics, Reaction Kinetics, Atmospheric and Enviornmental Chemistry, Combustion Chemistry, Nonlinear Kinetics

Complex Molecular Systems and Materials

comprising Self-Organising Molecular Systems, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymers, Polyhedral Boron-containing Clusters

Synthetic Methodologies and Techniques

comprising Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis, Green Chemistry and Clean Technology, Stereoselective and Asymmetric Synthesis

Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

comprising Fundamental Biological Processes, Design and Synthesis of Biologically-active Target Molecules, Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics

Opportunities for Ph.D. Research

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