About the department

Inside STEMLab

Let one of our current students take you on a personal tour around our new £17 million investment - STEMLab.


Investing in your future

Opening in 2017, STEMLab will act as a hub for Science and Engineering students, providing a truly student-focused laboratory learning environment.

Today, Loughborough University is one of the UK's leading centres of excellence for teaching STEM subjects - with a proven track record in supplying industry with high-calibre, highly motivated graduates. The demand for STEM skills across sectors is huge, and only expected to grow. STEMLab represents a £17m investment in ensuring Loughborough University can meet the demands of industries and the demand from students for innovative courses in STEM subjects.

For Chemistry students, STEMLab will provide two brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories designed primarily to allow students to explore and appreciate the principles of physical and inorganic chemistry. Within the space there will be 7 fume cupboards and laboratory benches to facilitate a range of different experiments. STEMLab will also provide a new Microscopy Suite including facilities for chemical analysis.

Specialist instruments and equipment includes: 400 MHz, 500 MHz and solid-state NMR spectrometers, single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers, a high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer, sector field organic MS, GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers, ion mobility spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs.

In addition to STEMLab, a projected investment of £6m for Chemistry teaching laboratories in the refurbished Sir David Davies Building will bring expansive teaching space for students in 2018.

For more information about these exciting developments visit:

Take a virtual tour of some of our labs for chemistry, biochemistry and physics.