The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering aims to promote sustainable processes and materials to meet the energy and healthcare demands of the future.

Research Themes

Focused on our core research areas


Spin-out companies

Combining our entrepreneurial spirit with our research

Spin-out companies

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), over 80% of the School’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading

Stuart James

Mechanochemical Synthesis and Holey Liquids

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Steven Bell

Fighting Terrorism and Drug Abuse

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Andrew Mills

Smart Inks for packaging security

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PhD opportunities

Join our leading research teams

Obtain a PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering focusing on one of our core research themes

Global leaders in the areas of Energy, Catalysis, Materials, Sensors, Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Ionic Liquids

Current Opportunities

Our Research Talent

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