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  • World-leading research

    Solving the greatest scientific challenges


Our research agenda is driven by our desire to help solve some of the greatest scientific challenges facing society in this century.

“In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014)​, 94% of our research outputs were recognised as Internationally Excellent or World-Leading.”

Our research sections

Our researchers are generating knowledge that is helping to develop sustainable technologies for energy production, improve healthcare, understand and limit anthropogenic climate change, and ensure clean drinking water for all. We want society to benefit from our research, both locally and globally. Research is organised into three themes:

Biomedical, Molecular and Analytical Chemistry

This section focuses on the development of novel compounds and technologies for the current and future challenges in biomedicine, health, prosperity and the protection of our environment.

Materials and Interfaces for the Future

Research spans the broad areas of surface chemistry and catalysis, solid-state computational chemistry and property modelling together with materials chemistry.

Soft Matter

Research spans broad areas of macromolecular chemistry, physical organic chemistry and surface chemistry.

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