Department of Chemistry

Our rankings

Our Chemistry programmes are ranked 7th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017.

My Surrey experience - Laura Kent, MChem Chemistry

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

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First large-scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing

Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.

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Our research

The Department of Chemistry participates in leading research activities including fuel cell and nanotechnology research.

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Our news

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Chemistry undergraduate joins elite group at Roche Continents

Winnie Mac, who is studying for a BSc in Chemistry at Surrey, was one of Europe’s only science undergraduates selected to attend Roche Continents, the annual celebration of science and the arts held in Salzburg.

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Outstanding innovative research in chemistry

Innovate UK has recently rated a Department of Chemistry project as outstanding (grade A), their highest rating. This project resulted in the development of Jally Strips and VerteX products for use in commercial refrigerators and air conditioning units.

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ChemSoc Gold Success

The University of Surrey's Chemistry Society (ChemSoc) has received a gold STAR standard from the university's students' union.

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