Chemistry at Lancaster
This is an exciting time to be involved with Chemistry at Lancaster University.
The newly-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, and 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.
Three and four-year undergraduate chemistry courses are available for entry from 2013.
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 new Chemistry degree scheme reflects 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 newly-designed courses will use context-based and problem-based learning alongside traditional lecturing to put chemistry in a real-world context. New teaching labs and facilities are being developed.
Students will be allowed to incorporate an industrial placement into the degree programme, and there are study abroad options to allow students to spend a year in North America.
A PhD Studentship in Organic Chemistry and Catalysis is available (see Dr Vilius Franckevičius' page for further details).
PhDs in Chemistry
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 biology and soft-matter; Chemical theory and chemical computation; Energy materials, catalysis and sustainable chemistry; Supramolecular and structural chemistry; 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.
On 3rd of May, staff welcomed year 13 pupils from St Christopher's C of E school in Accrington, who were visiting to experience practical chemistry in a university setting. In the morning the students prepared transition metal glyoxime complexes, which are model compounds for vitamin B12, and characterised them by infrared and UV-vis spectroscopy. The afternoon saw them determining the copper content of different brasses using spectroscopic techniques. If you are interested in bringing a...
With the first members of Lancaster's new Chemistry department now in place (see the profiles on the People page for further details), we are seeking to expand our team with a new set of appointments across various areas of Chemistry. This includes four appointments at lectureship level, and a chair in solid-state NMR. For further information, including details of how to apply, please see the