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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.

Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS

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

Atomic resolution image of metal oxide catalyst and elemental mapping

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

Professor Richard Catlow

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.

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Welcome, new students!

29 September 2020

It's that time of year again - Cardiff School of Chemistry welcomes its new students

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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.

Professor Richard Catlow

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

Professor Graham Hutchings

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