Research themes

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Our research benefits from collaborations with colleagues at Keele (e.g. on food security) as well as collaborations with academic and industrial partners worldwide. Our research is supported by various research councils: STFC, EPSRC, NERC, BBSRC, DEFRA, DTI, the European Union, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Environment Agency. We exploit leading national and international experimental facilities (e.g. Diamond), computing facilities (e.g. DiRAC, PRACE) and observing facilities (e.g. ESO telescopes) to conduct our research. This enables us to produce high-quality research with more than 85% of our research outputs rated 4* (''world leading'') or 3* (''internationally excellent'') in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).