School of Chemistry


Research in the School of Chemistry spans the following themes:




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 Science, Physics and Engineering.

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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:

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:



Our Impact

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:

  • An embedded Business Partnership Unit within the School
  • An Industry and Business Science Fellows Scheme to manage knowledge transfer
  • The Chemistry Innovation Laboratory that works with SMEs within the East Midlands region

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

School of Chemistry

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