The School’s research extends beyond the Chemistry Building, with staff integral to the work of three Research Institutes across the campus and in West Cumbria.
Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF)
Research in radiation chemistry is carried out in state-of-the-art laboratories in West Cumbria, developing the skills to tackle issues such as radioactive waste management. Together with the Centre for Radiochemical Research, the Cumbrian Facility is part of the Dalton Nuclear Institute.
Research at the interface between chemistry and biology is carried out in the MIB, which brings together researchers from a range of disciplines addressing challenges in industrial biotechnology, healthcare and energy.
Photon Science Institute (PSI)
Research into the chemistry of photon interactions with matter is carried out in the PSI. The School runs the EPSRC National Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Facility and Service which is also housed here, supporting researchers across the country.
The EPSRC National Facility and Service for EPR Spectroscopy is now located in the Photon Science Institute. This prestigious contract has been won by the School of Chemistry, together with partners at the Universities of Oxford and St Andrew's
The Centre for Radiochemistry Research (CRR) forms a national focus for radiochemistry research. The centre's research activities link closely to many aspects of the nuclear industry, from process chemistry to decommissioning, waste management and environmental impact.
The CNM, established in 1995, originally as the UMIST Centre for Microporous Materials UCMM (then Centre for Microporous Materials, CMM, and now Centre for Nanoporous Materials, CNM, within The University of Manchester) is a joint initiative between the Schools of Chemistry and CEAS (Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science) with industry to create a Centre of Excellence in the field of nanoporous materials.
The Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry is a centre of expertise that brings together leading edge academic research facilities, knowledge and expertise in applied materials chemistry at the universities of Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester and the molecular modelling capabilities of the Science and Technology Facilities Council at Daresbury.
The CoEBio3 is the UK's new organisation designed to provide a world-class scientific environment in which the necessary research and development can be carried out to create new biocatalyst-based processes to meet the changing needs of industry in the next 10-20 years.
The interests and expertise of the Centre are in the development of mass spectrometry and related analytical techniques, and their application to problems of biological importance.
The Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology (MCISB) is funded by the BBSRC and EPSRC to pioneer the development of new experimental and computational technologies in Systems Biology, and their exploitation. This Centre spans the Schools of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences, Computing Sciences, Mathematics, and the Faculty of Life Sciences.
A UK government supported University Innovation Centre for the speciality organic materials and polymer industries. OMIC facilitates knowledge transfer in organic materials from Universities in the northwest to businesses in the UK, helping businesses to innovate and grow.