Chemistry is the central Molecular Science. It is about everything that has to do with molecules: making them, using their properties to engineer useful things, studying fundamental physics with molecules, and using their physical properties to achieve new effects. Molecular science is the confluence of chemistry, physics, engineering, molecular biology, geology, medicine, and materials science.
Staff in the School of Chemistry work on projects strongly tied to other disciplines in areas including plasmonics, molecular magnets, battery technology, 3D printing, and malaria. The School is therefore perfectly placed to work with other schools and colleges to go after the big questions in science.
We develop chemical tools, new compounds and novel techniques to combat diseases and better understand the world. We use chemistry to mimic, build on, adapt and complement the structures and systems found in living organisms.
Our research includes ultrafast chemical physics, photonic and metamaterials for biosensing, photochemistry and chemical dynamics, the visualisation and manipulation of chemical structures, and biomolecular structure and dynamics.
We are working with technologies that will help us address the global challenges of climate change, including photovoltaics, hydrogen fuel cells, lower power lighting, batteries and carbon dioxide capture and conversion.
Supramolecular compartmentalized hydrogels via polydopamine particle-stabilized water-in-water emulsions
Zhang, J., Kumru, B. and Schmidt, B. V.K.J.
Self-assembled monolayers induced performance difference in organic single crystal field-effect transistors
Bai, J., Cameron, J.
Mathematical modeling reveals spontaneous emergence of self-replication in chemical reaction systems
Insights into resource consumption, cross-feeding, system collapse, stability and biodiversity from an artificial ecosystem
Comparison of semiconducting polymer dots and semiconductor quantum dots for smartphone-based fluorescence assays
Gupta, R., Peveler, W. J.
Elustondo, F., Chintalapudi, V.
Kinetic modelling and quantification bias in small animal PET studies with [18F]AB5186, a novel 18 kDa translocator protein radiotracer
MacAskill, M. G. et al. (2019) Kinetic modelling and quantification bias in small animal PET studies with [18F]AB5186, a novel 18 kDa translocator protein radiotracer. PLoS ONE
Synthesis of structurally diverse benzotriazoles via rapid diazotization and intramolecular cyclization of 1,2-aryldiamines
Faggyas, R. J.
McAllister, M. I.
Radiohalogenation of organic compounds: practical considerations and challenges for molecular imaging
McInroy, A. R., Winfield, J. M.
Bell, J. D.
Insight into D6h symmetry: targeting strong axiality in stable dysprosium(III) hexagonal bipyramidal single-ion magnets
Canaj, A. B.
Zhang, P., Xing, X., Wang, Y., Murtaza, I., He, Y., Cameron, J.
Aimon, A., Farrugia, L. J.
Rosnes, M. H.