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Professor Lord Robert Winston lecture

School of Chemistry hosts inspiring scientists at STEM night

27 March 2019

Talks covered climate change, the challenges of moving to Mars and the importance of happiness and well-being as a measure of scientific development.

Periodic table

Chemistry of the p-block

1 February 2019

Science paper highlights key advances since the publication of the periodic table.

BBC Studios Cardiff

Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

21 January 2019

Academic staff discuss the history of the periodic table on “Science Cafe” programme

Duncan Wass and Graham Hutchings

UK’s top catalysis centre celebrates 10th anniversary

17 January 2019

Stellar line-up for conference

Chemistry of Pollutants event 2018

Chemistry of Pollutants

14 December 2018

National chemistry event teaches school children about the environment

Students presented with their GlaxoSmithKline awards

Global pharmaceutical company rewards student excellence

26 November 2018

Cardiff chemistry students presented with awards by GlaxoSmithKline

Students Karma Albalawi and Eman Alwattar

A bright future

23 November 2018

Research by two of our PhD students has resulted in a potential patentable application

Angela Casini receiving Burghausen Chemistry Award

Professor named a 'diamond of chemistry'

9 November 2018

Professor Angela Casini is awarded the Burghausen Chemistry Award

Professor Christopher Morley

Professor Christopher Peter Morley, BA, DPhil (1957-2018)

25 October 2018

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of Professor Chris Morley

Scholarship awardees

Cardiff University Scholarships

23 October 2018

Eleven chemistry students have been awarded Cardiff University Scholarships

Prof Duncan Wass

New Director appointed to Cardiff Catalysis Institute

19 October 2018

Professor Duncan Wass takes up role at one of the world’s leading centres for catalysis

Chemistry students volunteering in Kenya

Chemistry students volunteer in Kenyan communities

3 September 2018

Four students spend their summer teaching in Nairobi schools thanks to new Global Opportunity Scholarship.

Chemistry lab

International bursary recipient joins Cardiff research group

31 August 2018

School welcomes Royal Society of Chemistry International Undergraduate Research Bursary recipient.

garlic antibiotic resistance

Garlic extract recreated in lab for the very first time

24 August 2018

Scientists successfully synthesise ajoene in the lab, opening up the possibility of producing drugs to combat antibiotic resistance

Iron and sulfur ions nucleating in aqueous solution

Newly discovered chemical phase could aid development of green catalysts

23 August 2018

Researchers from Cardiff and Leeds discover new nanoparticulate and highly reactive iron sulfide phase.

European Federation of Catalysis Societies catalysis challenge

Research students take part in European-wide catalysis challenge

26 July 2018

Two PhD students from the School of Chemistry represent the UK in the first European Federation of Catalysis Societies young generation catalysis challenge.

Genes

Putting the brakes on the gene drive

10 July 2018

Researchers develop ‘failsafe’ for controversial technique that could alter the genomes of entire populations

Molecules

Professor elected to prestigious international academic society

28 June 2018

Professor Peter Knowles has been elected a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS).

School pupils taking part in science demonstration

Mars ‘mission’ for pupils

26 June 2018

Young learners to tackle science challenge set by University experts

Dr Emma Richards at Soapbox Science 2018

Soapbox Science 2018

25 June 2018

Chemistry lecturers take part in city centre engagement event