The School of Chemistry has a thriving research environment with 160 postgraduate students and 60 post-doctoral fellows from all corners of the globe. These co-workers reflect the research activity of 38 academic staff supported by 30 technical staff.
Chemistry is a truly multi-disciplinary science with researchers at Nottingham engaged in, and leading, major University-wide research initiatives in the medical and biological sciences, in chemical engineering and in the nanosciences, to mention only a few. Reflecting the cross-disciplinary nature of the research activities, Chemistry researchers are also located in the £20 million SRIF-funded Centre for Biomolecular Sciences. To support these wide ranging research programmes the School draws significant research funding from:
- the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
- from the EU and the UK research councils (EPSRC and BBSRC)
- the Royal Society
- other charities (Leverhulme Trust and Welcome Trust)
- with research grants for each of the previous two years exceeding £10 million. Reflecting our national and international research reputation, scientists within the School have received numerous awards and prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry and Industry.