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  • PhD Studentships in Chemistry

    A number of PhD studentships are currently available in the Department:

    • CASE Studentship—Computer Simulation of Crystal Growth, with Professor Jamshed Anwar
    • Novel Rotaxanes for the Binding of Chiral Anions, with Dr Nick Evans
    • Smart Polymer Particles: Confined Self-organised Systems with Responsive Properties, with Dr Verena Görtz
    • Computational Chemistry to Predict the Colour of Molecules, with Dr Michael Peach
    • Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers with Novel Microstructures, with Dr Rachel Platel
    • Modelling the Structure Properties of Micro-porous Materials, with Dr Abbie Trewin
    see this page for further details.

    Self-funded PhD students

    We welcome applications from those seeking to perform leading research for the degree of PhD. Research opportunities are available within each of our research areas, which are broadly categorised as analytical chemistry and spectroscopy; Chemical theory and chemical computation; and Synthetic chemistry.

    Chemistry at Lancaster prides itself in its research transcending traditional boundaries and in having real-world applications; in particular, we have interests in diverse fields such as light-emitting materials, polymers, solar cells, pharmaceuticals, and interactions with industry.

  • Staff Recruitment

    Closing Date: Sunday 13th April 2014

    We are seeking to appoint up to five additional academics at Senior Lecturer (x2) and Lecturer (x3) level, to enhance and complement the existing strengths in the Department. Applicants are expected to have a strong track record or potential in research and teaching excellence. Research interests that map onto EPSRC priority Areas are especially welcome. We particularly encourage those with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research, a progressive teaching ethos, and who share our collegiate approach.

    Applications are invited from across research areas that have been identified as complementing existing and planned research foci. Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in areas including, but not limited to,

    (SL/L) Synthetic Chemistry – Homogeneous catalysis (including bio- and organo-catalysis); synthesis and study of functional molecules and materials (including energy related research such as light harvesting or emitting devices/molecules); investigations at the interface of chemistry and biology.

    (SL/L) Spectroscopy and experimental Physical/Analytical Chemistry – IR; Raman; with high impact applications, such as healthcare; specialism in other physical/analytical measurement techniques.

    (L) Chemical Theory and Computation – Development and/ or applications of: ab initio molecular dynamics; biomolecular simulations involving biologically-relevant large molecules; multiscale modelling; wavefunction theory.

    Applications should be made by the Lancaster Job Vacancies site:

  • Undergraduate Courses

    Three and four-year undergraduate chemistry courses are available.

    Our expanding team of research-active staff are dedicated to providing the best chemistry education for our students, and we aspire to our courses ranking amongst the most highly regarded in the UK. Our Chemistry degree schemes reflect our commitment to excellence in teaching, and our ethos of interdisciplinary research at the forefront of chemistry. Our degrees incorporate many specialised advanced topics taught by leaders in their respective fields, whilst providing an excellent, broad grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry.

    Our courses include:

    • BSc Chemistry (F100)
    • MChem Chemistry (F101)
    • MChem Chemistry with a year in North America (F1T7)
    • BSc Environmental Chemistry (F140)
    • MChem Environmental Chemistry (F141)
    • MChem Environmental Chemistry with a year in North America (F143)

  • Chemistry at Lancaster

    This is an exciting time to be involved with Chemistry at Lancaster University.

    The recently-founded Department of Chemistry boasts an expanding team of research-active academic staff at the forefront of research in their respective fields. It benefits from a significant investment from the University, including an extensive building redevelopment project that will provide the Department with custom-designed spaces for teaching and research, together with an extensive array of new instrumentation and equipment to support our research activities.

    Our vision for the Department is ambitious; to create a Chemistry Department with both research and teaching that is competitive with the very best the UK has to offer. Our staff come from a variety of research backgrounds and thus have interests spanning many areas of both fundamental and contemporary interest. Perhaps most importantly, they share common ground in research-excellence, an inclusive and collaborative spirit, and a dedication to passing on their knowledge and passion for chemistry to a new generation of researchers.

    Our research is broadly categorised into

    • Synthetic Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy
    • Chemical Theory and Computation

  • News

    SLF-Lancaster Chemistry Competition

    Earlier this week, sixth form students from across the South Lakes area visited the Chemistry Department at Lancaster University, to compete against each other in the inaugural South Lakes Federation-Lancaster Chemistry Competition.

    University looks to play matchmaker between businesses and top researchers

    Lancaster University is looking to match businesses and top academic researchers during a series of three day-long events.The Collaborative Impact events aim to match industry ideas to academic research to forge partnerships that lead to novel products and services.