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. 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.