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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My Surrey experience – Dan McDowall, MRes Chemistry

“What I enjoy most about the MRes course is spending large amounts of time performing research in the lab and getting to the bottom of a challenge.”

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Scientists create cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells

Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation.

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EPSRC funds vital energy storage research

Chemical engineering and chemistry academics at Surrey are collaborating to explore fundamental research into sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) – which could pave the way for a solution to the UK’s challenge of increasing renewable energy storage.

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