All members of academic staff in Chemistry and Forensic Science are engaged in research and are members of the Chemical Sciences Research Centre, which has several themes

We have a number of internationally recognised research groups and 93% of the Centre’s research output was given 3* (internationally recognised) or 4* (world leading) ratings in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

Collaborations between staff here and with other Universities are numerous, as are those with industrial partners in the UK and overseas (see individual research themes for current examples). 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.