Researchers in chemistry work within the Faculty themes.

Our reputation

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirms the high quality of research being produced by the Department of Chemistry.

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. Chemists in multi-disciplinary units of assessment attained a rating of 93 per cent of their research being world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our research has contributed strongly to Surrey’s rise to 22nd place among 106 institutions for ‘Research Power’ across the engineering and physical science disciplines, based on the quality of in-house research.


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.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Surrey