Lancaster chemist shines light on new DNA technique for drug development
Dr Lorna Ashton of Chemistry at Lancaster has successfully tested a new analytical approach that will help advance our understanding of molecules used in the biopharmaceutical sector.Learn More
Chemistry receives Athena SWAN Bronze Award
Lancaster University’s Chemistry Department has received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing the careers of women in science.Learn More
Chemistry at Lancaster
This is an exciting time to be involved with Chemistry at Lancaster University. The recently-founded Department of Chemistry boasts an expanding team of research-active academic staff at the forefront of research in their respective fields.Learn More
Top ten for research output quality
Chemistry at Lancaster has been ranked 10th in the UK for research output quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)Learn More
Taught by experienced, world-leading academics, our ethos is to teach chemistry as an integrated subject that is not divided by traditional boundaries.
We are a modern chemistry department that has invested over £26 million to offer you the very best in teaching, laboratories, equipment and instrumentation.
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10th in the UK
10th in the UK for research quality (Research Exercise Framework 2014)
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We have attracted a diverse and expanding team of research-active staff from top universities, who are leaders in their fields. We share a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as research. Our staff consists of both new lecturers and experienced academics, creating a vibrant community of which our students are an essential and integral part. They have a variety of research backgrounds and thus have interests spanning many areas of both fundamental and contemporary chemistry. Perhaps most importantly, they share common ground in research-excellence, an inclusive and collaborative spirit, and a dedication to passing on their knowledge and passion for chemistry to a new generation of researchers.
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Our expanding team of research-active staff are dedicated to providing the best chemistry education for our students, and we aspire to our courses ranking amongst the most highly regarded in the UK.
At Lancaster Chemistry, one our key aims is to help train chemists able to carry out advanced postgraduate research. We therefore offer the opportunity to undertake a PhD in Chemistry in our new facilities.
The research vision of Lancaster Chemistry is summarised in our mission statement: "To advance chemical research at disciplinary interfaces, underpinned by excellence in the core discipline of chemistry"
We have an expanding team of researchers at the forefront of their fields, and an extensive array of new instrumentation and equipment to support our research activities, which have direct applications across the chemical industry and a variety of sectors