- Chemistry research contributes to finding solutions to great societal challenges such as manufacturing of the future, providing energy in a changing world, and healthcare technologies.
- Current research themes focus upon: Catalysis and Synthesis; Nanoscience and Materials Chemistry; Chemical Biology, Molecular Medicine, Synthetic Biology; Complex Chemical Systems; Dynamics and Structure.
- The School of Chemistry works in close collaboration with industry and other research organisations in the UK and abroad to provide a truly dynamic and international research environment. Leading academic and industrial scientists give regular research presentations within the School. WestCHEM creates a dynamic research and learning environment that is able to attract the best student and postdoctoral researchers to work on internationally leading research.
- Research is undertaken in modern research laboratories and is underpinned by excellent analytical facilities and IT resources (e.g. electronic journal access).