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.
This group is largely involved in the development of new synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of natural products, as well as the use of enabling technologies to improve chemical synthesis.