Our research expertise, state of the art facilities and strategic partnerships enable us to tackle the important scientific challenges of the 21st century.
- Biological Chemistry
- Catalysis & Interfacial Science
- Materials & Energy
- Molecular Synthesis
- Spectroscopy & Dynamics
These sections also help foster research collaboration on an international scale, as we work in partnership with many leading universities, research institutes and global industries.
Cardiff Catalysis Institute
A further cross-cutting structure, fully embedded within the School, is the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), led by Professor G J Hutchings FRS. It was established in 2008 as a focus for research across catalytic sciences (heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological catalysis), and it is now one of the prestigious University Research Institutes (URI). Members of the CCI are drawn from all three research sections.
We collaborate widely within the School and also with the Academic Schools of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biosciences, Dentistry, Physics and Astronomy, Medicine, Mathematics and Engineering. We also work with other leading UK and international universities all around the world. Our strong collaborations with UK and international businesses are wide reaching and impact globally.
Following over £20 million investment in Chemistry by Cardiff University in recent years, and with extensive support from research councils and industry, our research facilities provide a superb environment for research excellence. We have all the analytical equipment and infrastructure you would want to find in a modern and dynamic Chemistry department.