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.
Download our undergraduate chemistry prospectus for full details of our staff, our department, the courses we offer, and life at Lancaster