Our core research is seminal in the many multidisciplinary programmes which are a major emphasis at Surrey, in areas such as materials chemistry and energy, medicinal chemistry and molecular engineering.
In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), Surrey has risen 12 places since 2014 to 33rd in the UK for our research quality. We are also top 20 in the rankings for our research outputs.
There are a number of facilities we have available for staff and students to use here in the department including analytical instruments instruments for spectroscopy and elemental analysis and X-ray diffraction as well as a £2m refurbished chemistry research laboratory.
Research within our Department is supported by a wide variety of funding agencies and by industry. Take a look at our available studentships for funding opportunities. Sources of recent grants have included:
The central role of chemistry in the scientific and engineering disciplines is reflected in strong links and joint courses with other groups and departments at the University of Surrey.
A strong background in the synthesis, optimisation and application of advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage.
Providing novel modelling, analysis and engineering approaches for samples and systems relevant to healthcare and food.
Studying biological processes in animals and man at the behavioural, physiological, biochemical and molecular levels.