The School of Chemistry maintains a highly active and wide-ranging research portfolio that sustains international excellence within both the core-Chemistry areas and in the interdisciplinary research environment at the interfaces with Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Physics and Engineering.
REF Results 2021
The School of Chemistry (UoA8) maintains a position in the upper half of the UoA, with an increase from REF2014 in the percentage of both ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world-leading’ outputs, with more than a doubling of the percentage assessed as ‘world-leading’. All of the impact case studies submitted were viewed as being ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’, and the percentage that is ‘world-leading’ has also increased. The school’s research environment is also recognised being at least ‘internationally excellent’, with an increase to 75% ‘world-leading’ compared to REF2014.
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World-class talent, working in multidisciplinary teams and with inspiring leaders, are at the heart of capturing new ideas and translating these into world-changing solutions.
As a research-led institution, the University of Nottingham recognises the value and contribution of early career researchers in delivering its ambitious, high-quality research vision. There are a host of competitive fellowship schemes available from various funding bodies, charities and institutions specifically targeted at Early Career Researchers.
Research Centres and Institutes
Researchers from the School of Chemistry at Nottingham play a leading role in a number of wold-class research centres across the university. These include:
Beacons of Excellence
Beacons of Excellence champion our industry-leading responses to key global challenges. The School of Chemistry is involved in three of the six Beacons of Excellence.
A Sustainable Research Environment
The School of Chemistry is committed to providing a sustainable research environment with significant investment in both people and facilities.
Recent examples include:
SCIENCE (Sustainable Chemicals Innovations Enabling Net Carbon Emissions)
We work closely in partnership with industry to help ensure that the outcomes of our research benefit the widest possible audience.
To facilitate this the School hosts:
By fostering interactions between researchers and industry we have developed and contributed to:
- New greener technologies
- Research that has contributed to current and future healthcare products, drug discovery programmes and drug delivery systems
- Spin-out companies that have delivered marketable products
- A pioneering programme to engage the public interest and understanding of science
- Policy changes, economic, educational and environment impacts on emerging economies in Africa
The impact of our research
How community pharmacists are protecting millions across the globe