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Research and Impact

Our strategy is to encourage world-leading research, discovery and innovation through the generation of fundamental knowledge in a sustainable research-led environment.

Research in the Chemistry Department is centred on challenges that are truly global with the potential to generate significant economic and social impact. To support these research challenges researchers with common interests and complementary skills are clustered together in 6 Research Groupings.
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Impact

Top UK department for impact in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Our world leading research has global economic and social impact.

Impact Case Studies

  • Outreach activity

    Find out more about our outreach activity.

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  • Collaboration

    We have built a large collaborative portfolio of national and international industrial partners and academic institutes, resulting in world leading research. We also place a number of final-year MChem students into industry every year.

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Outreach activity

Find out more about our outreach activity.

Young students smiling and wearing protective eye equipment

Collaboration

We have built a large collaborative portfolio of national and international industrial partners and academic institutes, resulting in world leading research. We also place a number of final-year MChem students into industry every year.

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