Research themes

Synthesis and catalysis

Find out about the Synthesis and catalysis research theme.

Chemical and synthetic biology

Find out about the Chemical and synthetic biology research theme.

Computational chemistry, theory and dynamics

Find out about the Computational chemistry, theory and dynamics research theme.

Functional molecules and materials

Find out about the Functional molecules and materials research theme.

Environment and energy

Find out about the Environment and energy research theme.

Internationally-leading research

Rated in the top four UK Chemistry Departments in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (RAE2014),  we are internationally recognised for the breadth, creativity and high quality of our research.

Outstanding individuals and world-class teams

The talent of our researchers, from students to professors, is our greatest asset.  Bringing these scientists together, our five research themes highlight our broad range of interests.

Across the chemical sciences and beyond

These research themes connect activities across traditional boundaries of chemistry and build bridges to other disciplines such as engineering and medicine.

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