Research themes

The talent of our researchers, from students to professors, is our greatest asset. Bringing these scientists together, our five research themes highlight our broad range of interests.

Synthesis and catalysis

Find out about the Synthesis and catalysis research theme.

Chemical and synthetic biology

Find out about the Chemical and synthetic biology research theme.

Computational chemistry, theory and dynamics

Find out about the Computational chemistry, theory and dynamics research theme.

Functional molecules and materials

Illustrative image of molecules

Find out about the Functional molecules and materials research theme.

Environment and energy

Find out about the Environment and energy research theme.

Internationally-leading research

The number 1 Chemistry Department in the UK for research (Times Higher Education) with 100% of our research outputs recognised as world leading or internationally excellent.

Across the chemical sciences and beyond

These research themes connect activities across traditional boundaries of chemistry and build bridges to other disciplines such as engineering and medicine.

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