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Chemistry Research at Lancaster

The research vision of Lancaster Chemistry is summarised in our mission statement: "To advance chemical research at disciplinary interfaces, underpinned by excellence in the core discipline of chemistry".

Research at Lancaster Chemistry is broadly structured into three core discipline themes:

Each theme is populated with an expanding team of research-active staff at the forefront of research in their respective fields. Our interests span many areas of both fundamental and technological interest. Importantly, we share not only common ground in research excellence, but an inclusive and collaborative spirit, and a dedication to passing on our knowledge to a new generation of researchers.

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

As part of the investment from Lancaster University in Chemistry, we have a major building redevelopment programme that will provide the Department with new, extensively equipped synthetic, physical and computational research laboratories, data analysis suites, and a major new spectroscopy suite. Further details on our research facilities may be found on our facilities page.

We offer motivated and talented students wishing to research chemistry the opportunity to study towards a PhD in Chemistry. We also encourage those wishing to pursue post-doctoral research here at Lancaster to contact us. Funded PhD and post-doctoral research positions will be advertised here and on the Department homepage as they become available.

Chemistry-related research also takes place in other departments across the university, including in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Engineering and Physics. This research covers areas such as:

  • Condensed matter
  • Environmental science
  • Nuclear chemistry