Department of Chemistry

My Surrey experience - Laura Kent, MChem Chemistry

My confidence has sky-rocketed during my time as a Surrey student

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Surrey helps Home Office create forensic map of UK

The Home Office was so impressed by a recent PhD presentation on fingerprint research, it has asked the Department of Chemistry to assist in developing a ‘forensic research map’ of the UK.

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Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage

Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd., in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work. This development by Augmented Optics Ltd., could translate into very high energy density super-capacitors making it possible to recharge your mobile phone, laptop or other mobile devices in just a few seconds.

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Greening the synthesis of membranes for electrochemical clean energy technologies

Research by academics in the department of chemistry has led to a greener synthesis of anion-exchange membranes for use in electrochemical energy technologies such as Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells and Reverse Electrodialysis.

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New test for cocaine in urine and oral fluid could lead to rapid, low cost roadside testing

Academics in the University of Surrey’s Department of Chemistry have developed a new diagnostic test for cocaine and benzoylecgonine (the main metabolite for cocaine) in urine and oral fluid. The research, which was conducted with collaborators Advion Ltd and Surrey Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is published in Analytical Methods on 21 November. 

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