Our research sections dissect the traditional disciplines of chemistry, they are flexible and responsive, and our broad research portfolio has been designed to tackle the world's grand challenges.

Biological Chemistry

Focusing on a range of problems at the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine, our research is both of fundamental interest and importance. Examples are, probing enzyme motions crucial for catalysis, and of more immediate societal relevance, such as the generation of new antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and pest control agents, as well as developing molecular tools.

Catalysis & Interfacial Science

Probing heterogeneous catalysis at a fundamental level and understanding important processes at interfaces. We also investigate essential aspects of enzymatic and homogeneous catalysis. We create new catalysts, processes and fundamental knowledge.

Materials & Energy

Focused on the application of experimental and computational techniques to understand fundamental properties of materials, the development of new techniques for investigating properties of materials, and the advancement of industrial applications of materials particularly in relation to energy sectors.

Molecular Synthesis

Integrating the design, synthesis and characterisation of both organic and inorganic molecules. We specifically focus on the development and application of new and flexible chemical methodologies to synthesise a breadth of systems, and exploit the use of enabling chemical tools to deliver efficient and versatile processes.

Spectroscopy and Dynamics

Developing and utilising spectroscopic techniques, including electron paramagnetic resonance and cavity enhanced spectroscopy as well as modern computational methods, for application to species of chemical and biological interest, such as understanding the structure and dynamics of reactive intermediates, catalysts and biomolecules.