Ever since we were founded almost 100 years ago we’ve been making the world a better place.
Our chemists produced the molecules that started the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen revolution. We developed the first biodegradable plastics too. And today, we're creating new medical imaging technologies, smart inks and the next generation of environmentally friendly plastics.
We're at the heart of one of the largest chemical industry clusters in the UK. We work closely with many of these companies to create innovative solutions to the challenges that they face.
Our focus is directly channelled into the high-quality teaching and practical experience we deliver for our students. As a result, we train chemists who are ready to work in industries ranging from foods to pharmaceuticals – and are prepared for careers in sectors such as research, education and management.
Our academics and students, come together to form a vibrant research and teaching environment. Together we are delivering more world changing research through our focus on chemistry for sustainability, smart materials, and health.