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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

About the Department of Chemistry

A diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

The Department of Chemistry‚Äôs mission is to provide an exceptional environment for research and education in the chemical sciences, covering the atomic to global scales. We are a vibrant and growing Department, with internationally leading researchers working in distinctive clusters of excellence around three main research themes: functional materials and nanoscience, synthesis and catalysis, physical and computational chemistry. Our research ambitions are to promote diversity in research, influence national and international research debates, produce and promote world-leading research that is conducted according to the highest standards of integrity. 

Our teaching and learning strategy is to provide a supportive environment for students with authoritative instruction through a combination of research active staff and a cadre of talented teaching and scholarship staff, supported by a dedicated technical team.