The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is expanding rapidly and this is creating many new and exciting research opportunities with over £15m being invested to develop and expand the core research areas of catalysis, biological and medicinal chemistry, and materials.
- CenTACat (Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis): supports adventurous, step-change research at the cutting edge of catalysis where chemistry meets other disciplines, especially engineering.
- IMM (Innovative Molecular Materials): concentrates on the key themes of Molecular Information Handling and Functional Materials.
- QUILL (Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories): the largest multidisciplinary research group in the world centred on ionic liquid technology, whose work on 'super solvents' (which do not form vapours and can be used as non-polluting alternatives to conventional solvents) was voted 'Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century' in 2013.
- SynBIOC (Synthesis and Biological Organic Chemistry): developing an integrated synthetic and biological research programme to deliver compounds addressing the regulation of cellular functions.
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
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