Chemistry

Welcome to chemistry at NTU, currently home to 200 undergraduate and 50 postgraduate students within the Department of Chemistry and Forensics. Our courses are taught in modern, innovative teaching spaces, offering excellent career prospects, including accreditation by The Royal Society of Chemistry. We have an active academic, PhD and research community, and are committed to inspiring the scientists of the future, with our outreach programmes for local school children.

Research within the chemistry department span a diverse range of topics within the key areas of:  analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, synthetic chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry and pedagogy. Our research includes the development of mass spectrometry solutions, biomolecular-materials interfaces, surface science, green chemistry, synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, theoretical developments and computational chemistry. This research performed highly in the A03 and B12 REF units of assessment during the REF2014 exercise.

Our labs are housed in two state-of-the-art facilities, ISTeC and the Rosalind Franklin building, offering modern facilities for both teaching and research.

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Chemistry facilities

We have a range of modern facilities to support both our students and researchers in the Rosalind Franklin Building (RFB), the nearby Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Centre (ISTeC) and in the analytical and microscopy suite.

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In the UK's top 20 for Chemistry - Guardian University League Table 2019

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In the UK's top 20 for Chemistry - Complete University Guide 2020

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Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in Chemistry - National Student Survey 2018

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Top 20 universities in the UK for Chemistry - The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019

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100% student satisfaction - Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018