Each of our themes has a team of research-active staff, each at the forefront of research in their respective fields.

Our interests span many areas of both fundamental and technological interest. We share common ground in research excellence and an inclusive and collaborative spirit. We harbour a dedication to passing on our knowledge to a new generation of researchers.

Research Impact of all forms is an integral part of our research activity. We aim to mix the very best in chemical research with industrial partnerships to address real-world problems and generate solutions to Grand Challenges.

As part of the investment from Lancaster University in Chemistry, we have a major building redevelopment programme that will provide the Department with new, extensively equipped synthetic, physical and computational research laboratories, data analysis suites, and a major new spectroscopy suite. Further details on our research facilities may be found on our facilities page.

We offer motivated and talented students wishing to research chemistry the opportunity to study towards a PhD in Chemistry. We also encourage those wishing to pursue post-doctoral research here at Lancaster to contact us.

Chemistry-related research also takes place in other departments across the university. This includes work in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Engineering and Physics departments. This research covers areas such as:

  • Condensed matter
  • Environmental Science
  • Nuclear chemistry

Research Courses

Starting a Masters by Research or PhD at Lancaster University is an ideal way to begin your own research career.