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Cardiff University scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

8 June 2022

Dr Louis Morrill has been awarded the prestigious Hickinbottom Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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COVID-19 and Brexit ‘caused sharp rise in copycat ecstasy’, study suggests

7 June 2022

Almost half of substances sold as MDMA at English festivals last year contained none

School recognised for its research excellence in REF 2021

12 May 2022

The School of Chemistry has been recognised for its research excellence in the REF2021, with 99% of our submitted research being classed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Greener route to widely used industrial material

5 May 2022

Scientists develop new in-situ method of creating cyclohexanone oxime, representing a potential ‘sea change’ in industrial processes.

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A guiding light

14 March 2022

Dr David Morgan, Surface Analysis Manager in the School of Chemistry and the Cardiff Catalysis Institute has recently been awarded the Vickerman Award by the UK Surface Analysis Forum (UKSAF)

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Gold solution to catalysis grand challenge

6 January 2022

Cardiff University researchers demonstrate the suitability of gold as a catalyst to produce methanol and acetic acid from the methane in natural gas.

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19th Annual Chemistry Conference 2021

25 October 2021

Join us for our 19th Annual Chemistry Conference on Wednesday 27th October.

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Fluorine Chemistry goes with the flow

21 September 2021

Our researchers improve fluorine process

Harnessing the Sun to tackle period poverty

5 August 2021

Self-cleaning sanitary towels could be left in sunlight to kill 99.9% of bacteria, remove stains and neutralize odours.

Scientists set their sights on new catalyst technology to help achieve net zero

22 July 2021

Academia and industry experts from the UK are exploring ways of converting carbon dioxide and waste into sustainable fuels and chemicals to meet net zero targets.

Instant water cleaning method ‘millions of times’ better than commercial approach

1 July 2021

Creation of hydrogen peroxide in situ could provide clean, drinkable water to communities in the poorest nations around the world.

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Cardiff Researchers awarded for role in creation of Porous Materials Group

16 June 2021

Cardiff scientists receive the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2021 ‘Inspirational Committee Award’

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Cardiff Professor appointed as a Co-President to advise on crucial global policies

16 June 2021

Professor Richard Catlow joins global network working on issues of world-wide importance

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Award highlights chemistry’s key role in environmental solutions

25 March 2021

Prof Graham Hutchings picks up prize for ‘ground-breaking’ work using gold as a catalyst and a sustainable solution

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Single or double? Understanding chemical reactivity of non-metal systems

16 March 2021

A research team at Cardiff have used a variety of techniques to understand the chemical reactivity of non-metal systems.

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Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS (1932 – 2020)

2 December 2020

We regret to announce the death of Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS, who was Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University since 2005.

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Breakthrough in the fight to replace pesticides

27 November 2020

Cardiff School of Chemistry successfully creates alternative pest control agents

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Award drives collaboration across Research Hub

17 November 2020

Electron microscopy expands capability

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New £4.3m centre to improve the sustainability of the UK chemical industry

11 November 2020

Scientists to explore novel ways of harvesting useful compounds from domestic and industrial waste

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Professor Richard Catlow awarded knighthood

12 October 2020

Professor Richard Catlow has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his ‘remarkable’ and ‘impactful’ contributions to scientific research.