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Congratulations to all our graduating students

29 July 2020

Huge congratulations to all final year students on their graduation from the School of Chemistry

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Exciting breakthrough could reduce both cost and toxicity of making medicines

23 July 2020

A research team at Cardiff have unearthed a way to use non-metal catalysts, which they say could potentially make pharmaceutical drugs both more affordable and safer.

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On-campus lab work makes a welcome return

15 July 2020

The School of Chemistry has begun its phased return to on-campus lab work, as national restrictions caused by covid-19 begin to ease.

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Spinning chemicals for faster reactions

10 July 2020

Cardiff University scientists discover new method for mixing liquids with promising applications in medicine, agriculture, and the fragrance industry.

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Cardiff scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

26 June 2020

Professor Richard Catlow wins the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize

Congratulations to our newest UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

20 May 2020

Dr Andrew Logsdail has been selected for a prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship

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Chemistry student secures impressive internship

6 May 2020

Second year student secures a place on a one year internship with Morgan Stanley

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Gold catalysts made simple with new technique

16 April 2020

New method for creating a range of metal catalysts shows that gold still tops the class

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‘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

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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

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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

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Scientists discover novel reactivity of non-metals

19 February 2020

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

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Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension success

14 February 2020

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

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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.

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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.

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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