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Chemistry Research at Lancaster

Chemistry is an active research-led department; each of our staff have their own particular areas of expertise, and are supported by a full range of modern instrumentation and equipment. You will have the opportunity to have direct hands-on experience of some of this research as part of your degree.

The research activities within the Chemistry Department are broadly centred on:

  • Analytical chemistry and spectroscopy
  • Chemical biology and soft-matter
  • Chemical theory and chemical computation
  • Energy materials, catalysis and sustainable chemistry
  • Supramolecular and structural chemistry
  • Synthetic Chemistry

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

Undergraduate Research Projects

As part of your undergraduate degree programme you will have the opportunity to undertake a piece of original work with a research group working in an area you find of interest.

You will get hands-on experience of academic research working alongside postgraduates, post-doctoral fellows and academic staff. Some undergraduate final year projects will involve working closely with industry looking at real life problems.