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Horizon Prize win for developing greener route to Nylon production

12 June 2024

The Royal Society of Chemistry recognises Cardiff team’s significant step towards chemical sector’s net-zero ambitions

Professor Deborah Kays

Meet our new Head of School

3 June 2024

Cardiff graduate Professor Deborah Kays appointed Head of School

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Highest honour from Royal Society of Chemistry for Cardiff researcher

17 May 2024

Professor Sir Richard Catlow named among Society’s honorary fellows for 2024

Experiment underway at the labs in Cardiff University’s Translational Research Hub

Cardiff to lead one of five hubs launched to create sustainable future for manufacturing

16 May 2024

Cardiff hub to capitalise on huge opportunity of manufacturing identified in UK’s national semiconductor strategy

Breakthrough research sets trap for potentially deadly sandfly

11 April 2024

Scientists have discovered the specific enzyme that a sandfly species uses in its pheromone(s) to attract mates, which could lead to targeted traps

Researcher tests water in a lab

Top prize for game-changing technology with potential to transform water treatment in the UK and across the world

21 February 2024

Academia and industry collaboration among 10 winners of Ofwat’s inaugural Water Discovery Challenge

Professor Graham Hutchings

Professor Graham Hutchings receives inaugural molecular catalysis award

5 February 2024

Our Regius Professor has been awarded the Molecular Catalysis Lectureship Award

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Researchers recognised at IChemE 2023 Global Awards

20 December 2023

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Awards are widely recognised as the world’s most prestigious chemical engineering awards

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Remote rural communities in Nepal to participate in study of self-cleaning period products

7 December 2023

Innovative technology designed to support menstrual needs and improve reproductive health is making progress towards implementation

Computer-guided enzyme engineering

Major advance in designer protein engineering

15 November 2023

Researchers used computer-guided enzyme engineering to sustainably generate novel biocatalysts

Professor Graham Hutchings

Regius Professor elected Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society

14 November 2023

Professor Graham Hutchings CBE FRS elected Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)

The device takes the form of a small box in which the reaction medium circulates between two electrodes producing the electric field.

Breakthrough in activating greener chemical reactions

12 October 2023

Cardiff and Swiss researchers develop an electrical “switch” that controls chemical reactions.

The Net Zero Innovation Institute officially launched

6 October 2023

Cardiff University has launched a new innovation institute which is helping to shape our sustainable future.

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Enhancing UK research and innovation clusters

6 October 2023

Cardiff projects to deliver benefits for regional and local economies and communities

Dr Owen Jones

Honorary Professorship for sustainable pest management expert

5 October 2023

Award recognises many years of successful collaboration with University researchers

A scientist operating an instrument in Cardiff University's Translational Research Hub laboratories.

Scientists make methanol at room temperature

22 September 2023

Cardiff team takes “significant step towards a sustainable methanol-based fuel economy”

Professor Graham Hutchings (L) Dr Wyn Meredith (R)

Regius Professor and CS expert elected Fellows of Royal Academy of Engineering

20 September 2023

Honour for Graham Hutchings and Wyn Meredith

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New method of recycling coloured plastics offers possible solution to "huge environmental challenge", scientists claim

25 July 2023

Research team shows potential route to a circular plastic recycling economy

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“Welsh is a language for science”

19 July 2023

University awards first ever Chemistry PhD completed entirely in Welsh

Modelling catalysis for a greener future: Meet our UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

13 July 2023

Dr Andrew Logsdail features in a new podcast series showcasing top UK researchers