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Our research facilities provide a superb environment for research excellence.

Cardiff University has invested over £20M in chemistry, alongside extensive support from research councils and industry,

We have all state of the art the analytical equipment and infrastructure you would want to find in a modern and dynamic chemistry department, covering all branches of core and interdisciplinary chemistry.

From the latest analytical techniques to expert scientific workshop capabilities, these facilities underpin and strengthen our teaching and research activities.

Electron paramagnetic resonance

Our cutting-edge techniques are developing high pressure and high temperature methods to tackle a full range of challenges.

General spectroscopy and solid-state characterisation

Our spectroscopic techniques and expert knowledge enables high quality chemical analysis.

High-throughput catalyst testing

Cardiff University hosts high-throughput catalyst testing capabilities within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI).

High-performance computing

We have access to excellent high-performance computing facilities for theoretical chemistry studies.

Mass spectrometry and chromatography

Our newly refurbished mass spectrometry suite provides a wide range of analysis across a spectrum of chemical disciplines.

Nuclear magnetic resonance

We are developing new chemical analysis techniques to discover revolutionary insights into chemical processes.

Technical workshops

Our workshops contain the machinery and expert staff required to design, repair and fabricate specialist equipment.

X-ray diffraction

We have a variety of single and powder X-ray diffractometers capable of tackling the most challenging of problems.

A new home

Having occupied Cardiff University’s iconic Main Building since 1927, our School’s infrastructure has undergone aa major transformation. Cardiff Catalysis Institute is relocating to the nearby Translational Research Hub (TRH) building on the Cardiff Innovation Campus, completed in summer 2022.

The TRH brings together all catalysis researchers, co-housed in purpose designed laboratories to engender interdisciplinary research, including the computational modelling groups.

Translational Research Facility building
Translational Research Facility building