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Department of Chemistry

Contact us

Get in touch with the Department of Chemistry by telephone, email or in person.

Locations and maps

The Department of Chemistry is based in the subject-dedicated Chemistry Building, which is located on the University’s South Campus.

Address

Department of Chemistry
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

Key contacts

Undergraduate admissions office

The undergraduate admissions team provides advice and support to students applying for one of our courses. We look forward to hearing from you.

Christine Martyniuk
Recruitment and Admissions Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 9271

Hazel Boxall
Recruitment and Admissions Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 0239

Email: ug.chemistry@manchester.ac.uk

Postgraduate admissions team

The postgraduate admissions team provides advice and support to prospective postgraduate students applying for one of our courses - get in touch with any enquiries.

Samantha Hickson
Senior Recruitment and Admissions Administrator
+44 (0) 161 306 9279

Matthew Pumford
Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions Administrator
+44 (0) 161 275 1423

Email: pg.chemistry@manchester.ac.uk

Education team

The education team provides advice and support to students on programmes of study within the department - get in touch with any queries.

Kathryn Hopkins
Teaching and Learning Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4417

Lauren O’Donnell
Education Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 0636

Angela Dermody
Education Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 9260

Emma Turnbull
Education Administrator Assistant
Tel:+44 (0) 161 275 1881

Matthew Whelan
Education Administrator Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4410

Facilities contacts

Mass spectrometry laboratory 

  • Ilya Strashnov, Head of laboratory
  • Carole Webb (HPLC, GC, GCMS)
  • Emma Enston (HPLC, GC, GCMS, MALDI, accurate mass)
  • Gareth Smith (Electrospray, accurate mass, APCI, MALDI, GCMS)
  • Mohammed Maqsood (Electrospray, APCI) 

Telephone:

  • GC and HPLC lab: +44 (0)161 255 4583
  • Office: +44 (0)161 255 4583
  • MS lab: +44 (0)161 275 4599

Microanalysis laboratory

Nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory

  • General enquiries should be emailed to ch-nmr-service@listserv.manchester.ac.uk. Users within The University of Manchester can visit the internal NMR website on the Department of Chemistry intranet and place NMR service requests via our online portal (vpn or on-site access only).
  • Carlo Bawn (runs the NMR service and should be contacted in the first instance for general solution-state and solid-state NMR queries, staff-run service matters, and advice on spectrum interpretation). Email: carlo.bawn@manchester.ac.uk, telephone: +44 (0)161 275 4581
  • Daryl Bamber (responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the NMR equipment in the Department, and should be contacted for issues relating to walk-up instruments). Email: daryl.bamber@manchester.ac.uk, telephone: +44 (0)161 275 4581
  • Ralph Adams (Head of NMR in the Department of Chemistry and should be contacted for advice on more complex and extended projects, and more general NMR facility queries). Email: ralph.adams@manchester.ac.uk 

X-ray crystallography

Near-ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Industrial and business contacts

For business enquiries such as collaboration opportunities or training on our equipment, please use the contacts below.

Industrial liaison:

Address
Department of Chemistry
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Contact
Chris Muryn
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 1418
Email: c.muryn@manchester.ac.uk

Services to industry enquiries (including mass spectroscopy, microanalysis, NMR and X-Ray Crystallography):

Address
Services to Industry
Department of Chemistry
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Contact
Chris Muryn
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 1418
Email: c.muryn@manchester.ac.uk

Operations team

The operations team provides a comprehensive support to all members of staff in the Department, including academic staff, research associates, technicians and postgraduate students – get in touch with any queries.

Louise Wood-Sanna
Deputy School Operations Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 4609

Penny Bartlett-O'Boyle
Executive Assistant to Head of Department
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 1324

Angela Linton
Project Administrator/Executive Assistant MIB
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 5100

Aqsa Aziz
PA/Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 5773

Klaudia Januszewska
PA/Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 4706

Sarah Jones
PA/Administrator (MIB)
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 1312

Amy Connolly
Administrative Secretary
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 4614

Rosie Trendell 
Administrative Secretary 
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 1883

Robert Gardham
Administrative Secretary (MIB)
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 6757

School and outreach contacts

Our contacts for school and outreach enquiries can be reached via the details below.

Address
School Outreach
Department of Chemistry
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Contact
Meriel Maddocks
Outreach Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 4686

Email: outreach.chemistry@manchester.ac.uk