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Snapshot of chemical reaction

‘Freeze frame’ chemistry to unlock drugs of the future

9 April 2020

Scientists use state-of-the-art technology to film enzyme catalysis taking place in real-time

Electric car being charged on street

Cardiff helps drive ‘electric revolution’

13 March 2020

Compound Semiconductor Centre ‘net zero’ challenge

Cardiff author publishes new textbook in organic chemistry

13 March 2020

The informal and accessible textbook aims to help undergraduate students to build a solid framework in organic chemistry

aphids attacking plant

Safe pesticide replacements in the pipeline

9 March 2020

Scientists have found a way to produce terpene analogues using cheap materials that are suitable for large-scale production

Researchers at Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Scientists discover novel reactivity of non-metals

19 February 2020

Researchers at Cardiff Catalysis Institute have unveiled new reactivity with metal-free systems.

Chemistry in 3D workshop

Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension success

14 February 2020

Immersive 3D chemistry workshops are a hit with pupils and teachers.

Dr Rick Short, NDA Research Manager, presenting Danielle with the best oral presentation award.

Cardiff PhD student's prize winning research

12 February 2020

Danielle Merrikin wins prize for best oral presentation.

Athena SWAN success

26 November 2019

The commitment demonstrated by the School to promote gender equality and diversity has led them to achieve an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

GSK Prizes for excellence

GSK prizes for excellence in organic chemistry

14 November 2019

Undergraduate students from the School of Chemistry have been presented with a number of prizes by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Outstanding students awarded scholarships

31 October 2019

Six chemistry students were selected to receive a University Scholarship award worth £3000.

Four chemistry students volunteered their time in Arusha

Student volunteers make a difference in Tanzanian communities

31 October 2019

Four chemistry students spent three weeks living and working in Arusha communities as part of the Agape Volunteers teaching programme.

Platinum

Platinum breakthrough for cleaner and cheaper catalysts

15 October 2019

New process could reduce the costs of producing everyday items such as petrol, pharmaceuticals and fertilisers

Enzymes

Breakthrough in harnessing the power of biological catalysts

16 September 2019

Potential for cleaner and greener ways to produce commodity chemicals as scientists create perfect conditions for fungus-derived enzymes to thrive

Magnet research

EU backing for world-class magnetics research

24 July 2019

MAGMA to develop magnetic alloys

Mars

Mars mission for 250 pupils

5 July 2019

Annual event demonstrates breadth of careers in STEM

Somaliland

Cardiff University develops research collaborations with Somaliland

26 June 2019

Initiative set up in recognition of the country’s strong ties with Welsh capital

Scientists working

Electron microscopy to boost Welsh industry

10 June 2019

ERDF co-funds £8m Cardiff facility

Professor Angela Casini

Prof Angela Casini wins 2019 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award

30 May 2019

Award recognises creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry.

Dr Stuart Fox and Mark Drakeford

Learned Society of Wales Awards

30 May 2019

Cardiff University researchers among winners

Dr Jonathan Rourke

Royal Society of Chemistry Inspirational Member Award 2019

8 May 2019

Dr Jonathan Rourke has received The Royal Society of Chemistry Inspirational Member Award.