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Type of addressPostal address
StreetLancaster University
BuildingDepartment of Chemistry
Postal codeLA1 4YB
CountryUnited Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0)1524 592133

Organisation profile


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.

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


For more information please visit our website http://www.chemistry.lancs.ac.uk/


  • Published

    Candidate Massive Galaxies at z~4 in the Dark Energy Survey

    Guarnieri, P., Maraston, C., Thomas, D., Pforr, J., Gonzalez-Perez, V., Etherington, J., Carlsen, J., Morice-Atkinson, X., Conselice, C. J., Gschwend, J., Kind, M. C., Abbott, T., Allam, S., Brooks, D., Burke, D., Rosell, A. C., Carretero, J., Cunha, C., ďAndrea, C., Costa, L. D. & 35 othersVincente, J. D., DePoy, D., Diehl, H. T., Doel, P., Frieman, J., Garcia-Bellido, J., Gruen, D., Gutierrez, G., Hanley, D., Hollowood, D., Honscheid, K., James, D., Jeltema, T., Kuehn, K., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J., Martini, P., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Malagon, A. P., Richardson, S., Romer, K., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schindler, R., Sevilla, I., Smith, M., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Walker, A. & Wester, W., 1/03/2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 3, p. 3060-3081 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • E-pub ahead of print

    The first Super Massive Black Holes: indications from models for future observations

    Amarantidis, S., Afonso, J., Messias, H., Henriques, B., Griffin, A., Lacey, C., Lagos, C. D. P., Gonzalez-Perez, V., Dubois, Y., Volonteri, M., Matute, I., Pappalardo, C., Qin, Y., Chary, R-R. & Norris, R. P., 26/02/2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published

    A Picture of Disorder in Hydrous Wadsleyite - Under the Combined Microscope of Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Random Structure Searching

    McKay, D., Moran, R. F., Dawson, D. M., Griffin, J. M., Sturniolo, S., Pickard, C. J., Berry, A. J. & Ashbrook, S. E., 20/02/2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 7, p. 3024-3036 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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