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An Overview of Chemistry Research
All members of the academic staff within Chemistry are engaged in research and are members of the Chemical Sciences Research Centre, one of the seven research centres within the Faculty of Natural Sciences. On these pages you will find information on postgraduate opportunities, funding, seminars and much more.
We have a number of internationally respected research groups, and 93% of the research output was given 3* (internationally recognised) or 4* (world leading) ratings in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Collaborations are numerous with academic and industrial partners in the UK and overseas, including for example close ties with the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France - the world’s leading facility in neutron science and technology, and with AstraZeneca - one of the world’s foremost pharmaceutical companies. In recent years the department has received substantial funding for research from the EPSRC, NERC, BBSRC, DEFRA, DTI, the European Union, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Environment Agency.
The main areas of research activity are listed below, with core academic staff involved. Further details can be obtained by visiting the individual staff member’s webpage through this Chemistry website or via the Research Institute websites.
|Analytical, Materials & Surface Chemistry||Prof. P.W. Haycock, Dr C.C. Egger, Dr F.J.M. Rutten,
Dr A. Radu, Dr M. Hollamby
|Analytical & Spectroscopic Research||Dr D.J. McGarvey, Dr F.J.M. Rutten, Dr A. Radu|
|Bioinorganic Chemistry of Aluminium and Silicon||Dr C. Exley|
|Chemical Ecology Group||Prof. E.D. Morgan, Dr F.P. Drijfhout, Dr G.R. Jones|
|Chemistry Education Research||Dr L.M. Hancock, Dr K.J. Haxton, Dr D.J. McGarvey|
|Green Chemistry and Clean Energy|
|Macromolecular Structure Research Group||
Prof. V.T. Forsyth
|Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Research|
|Photochemistry||Dr D.J. McGarvey|
|Porous Materials||Dr C.C. Egger|
|Polymer and Dendrimer Chemistry||Dr K.J. Haxton|
|Solid State and Computational Chemistry|
|Team Based Learning||Dr N Brown, V. Cartwright, Dr L.M. Hancock, C Howe, Dr G.R. Jones, Dr. T. R. Phillips, Dr. D. Plana|
|Zeolite Research||Dr V Zholobenko|