Chemists have a major role to play in providing technologies for the efficient management of resources and for sustainable living.

We are committed to finding safer and more efficient chemical processes, in accordance with the principles of green chemistry, with active research on efficient chemical synthesis and energy-efficient processes. We lead in the development and application of biotechnology. We make increasing use of in-silico prediction.

The University of Manchester is home to the Sustainable Consumption Institute. Research at the interface between chemistry and biology relevant to sustainability is conducted at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), which is home to the Centre of Excellence for Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture (CoEBio3). Materials for sustainable technologies are developed within the Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) and the Centre for Nanoporous Materials (CNM).

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