Research themes

Unit staff work across the traditional organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry areas, which have been bolstered by expertise in biological/supramolecular, polymer and computational chemistry through strategic recruitment.

Current research groups are:

  • Energy: New chemistry for energy-generation, harvesting, demand reduction and storage.
  • Health: Development of therapeutically useful compounds, imaging and synthetic methods. The development of cutting-edge breath analysis.
  • Security: New methods and technologies to confront criminality and research to tackle chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incidents.
  • Sustainability: Novel techniques and technologies for sustainable chemistry and net zero targets.