Home > Research > Departments & Centres > Chemistry
View graph of relations

Contact information

Type of addressPostal address
StreetLancaster University
BuildingDepartment of Chemistry
Postal codeLA1 4YB
Country/TerritoryUnited 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/


View all »