About the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences

The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences has its base in the Lennard-Jones Building, which is at the heart of one of the most attractive campus universities in Britain. The School is responsible for running eight individual degree programmes in the areas of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Forensic Science, and Physics and Astrophysics.

We offer an exciting range of undergraduate degree programmes in Chemistry, Forensic Science and Physics as well as postgraduate taught opportunities in Analytical Science for Industry.

Our students are given hands-on laboratory experience using modern research-standard instrumentation from the outset of all degree programmes.

In addition, the School is renowned for its innovative teaching methods. We place tremendous importance on the support that we provide our students with, both in teaching and pastoral matters. This is all reflected in NSS results for all degree programmes, which have been consistently good and sector leading over many years.

The excellent academic and transferable skills embedded in these programmes, allied to the careers support provided, also ensures that our graduates successfully transition to employment or further study in academia. In addition to our teaching, we perform world-leading research in all areas within the school with particular strengths in astrophysics, materials chemistry, synthetic and analytical chemistry.

School address

Lennard-Jones School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Lennard-Jones Building
Keele University
Phone (School Office): +44 (0)1782 733033, (Chemistry): +44 (0)1782 731693, (Forensic Science): +44 (0)1782 731694, (Physics): +44 (0)1782 733527
Email: scps@keele.ac.uk

Information for schools and colleges

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Programme directors

Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Tess Phillips
Tel : +44 (0)1782 733038
Email : t.r.phillips@keele.ac.uk

Dr Chris Hawes
Tel : +44 (0)1782 732820
Email : c.s.hawes@keele.ac.uk

Forensic Science
Dr Jamie K. Pringle
Tel : +44 (0)1782 733163
Email : j.k.pringle@keele.ac.uk

Physics and Astrophysics
Dr Arumugam Mahendrasingam
Tel : +44 (0)1782 733312
Email : a.mahendrasingam@keele.ac.uk

Admission tutors

Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Natalie Capel
Tel : +44 (0)1782 733584
Email : n.j.capel@keele.ac.uk

Forensic Science
Dr Natalie Capel
Tel : +44 (0)1782 733584
Email : n.j.capel@keele.ac.uk

Physics and Astrophysics
Dr Patrick Connell
Tel : +44 (0)1782 733892
Email : physics@keele.ac.uk or p.j.connell@keele.ac.uk