Chemistry Research

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Each of our themes has a team of research-active staff, each at the forefront of research in their respective fields.

Our interests span many areas of both fundamental and technological interest. We share common ground in research excellence and an inclusive and collaborative spirit. We harbour a dedication to passing on our knowledge to a new generation of researchers.

Research Impact of all forms is an integral part of our research activity. We aim to mix the very best in chemical research with industrial partnerships to address real-world problems and generate solutions to Grand Challenges.

Chemistry-related research also takes place in other departments across the university, including work in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Engineering and Physics departments. This research covers areas such as Condensed matter, Environmental Science or Nuclear chemistry.

Research groups

  • Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

    Physical and analytical chemistry at Lancaster encompasses the characterisation of chemical structures, mechanisms and properties. This is applied to a wide range of systems including catalysts, energy materials, biomolecules and polymers.

  • Electrochemistry and Surfaces

    Electrochemistry is a diverse, multidisciplinary topic at the interface of electrical processes and chemical reactions.

  • Inorganic Chemistry

    Inorganic chemistry at Lancaster focuses on the design, synthesis and study of new transition metal-based and main-group compounds, for application in catalysis, materials and medicine.

  • Organic Chemistry

    Organic chemistry at Lancaster focuses on the design and study of new organic and catalytic processes, for the synthesis of small molecules with application in materials and medicine.

  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

    Chemical theory and computation at Lancaster focuses on advancing the fundamental description of chemical systems as well as the application of simulations to provide insights and interpretations of experimental data.

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