Lancaster Chemistry Academia-Industry Symposium

Thursday 12 September 2024, 9:00am to 6:00pm


Lancaster University Management School - Room A 19 ground floor, Lancaster, LA1 4YX - View Map

Open to

Alumni, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

Please register in the link below:

Event Details

The Chemistry Department at Lancaster University is excited to announce a one-day Academia-Industry Symposium on Thursday 12th September to showcase research, connect with businesses and industry associations, and identify opportunities for collaborations to drive advances in the chemicals industry.

Chemistry At Lancaster University

Our chemistry research is divided into three themes around health, materials and energy. Our research staff, each at the forefront of research in their respective fields, are working in areas such as new materials for batteries and energy conversion and storage, electrochemical and photochemical processes, molecule-based materials for sensing, catalysis and drug discovery applications, and computational chemistry for the prediction of chemical properties and reactivity.

We are supported by our specialist Partnerships and Engagement Team who help external organisations tap into the right expertise and facilities from across the University and beyond. Together we blend the very best in chemical research with industrial partnerships to address real-world problems and train the next generation of chemists with the skills industry needs, and we welcome new partnerships.

Why Attend

  • Find out about cutting-edge research in chemistry in health, materials and energy
  • Learn about successful industry-academia collaborations and how they work in open Q&A panels
  • Share your challenges with our researchers and partnerships team
  • Find out how to access student talent through internships and projects with our MChem students
  • Take a tour of our facilities, including the Chemistry Department and lab space in cTAP
  • Recruitment opportunities and increased brand awareness from exhibiting/sponsorship (limited)
  • Take time out to think about how your organisation could innovate and make new connections
  • Fully catered and free event at our beautiful 560-acre parkland campus site

Celebrate our 60th with us!

The symposium takes place the week of the 60th Anniversary of Lancaster University as part of our celebrations and follows our Department's Research Conference the previous day. We welcome back our alumni and would love to hear about your journey after Lancaster University and see if we can work with you again.


  • 09:00 Registration and refreshments
  • 09:30 Welcome, introductions and housekeeping
  • 09:35 Introduction to Chemistry Department and research themes
  • 10:35 Morning break (exhibitors and posters)
  • 11:10 Q&A panel open discussion about academia-industry collaboration
  • 13:00 Lunch, posters and optional building tours
  • 14:30 Industry insight short presentations (2 parallel sessions: Health and Material & Energy)
  • 15:30 Round tables and networking discussions
  • 16:45 Final remarks
  • 17:00 Drinks reception and poster prizes

Sponsorship and Exhibiting

We welcome inquiries from organisations wishing to increase brand awareness and support our event through sponsorship and exhibiting. Current sponsors are: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), RSC Lancashire Section, Shimadzu and Biosynth. Please contact us for more details.


Contact Details

Name Dr Maria Paz Munoz-Herranz

Directions to Lancaster University Management School - Room A 19 ground floor

Through the main LUMS building and turn left