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Department of Chemistry

A production line of pharmaceutical capsules

Research impact

In the Department of Chemistry, the aim of our research is to find solutions to the great challenges faced by our society.

It is through our work, and the research undertaken by the wider University, we use our expertise and pioneering spirit to discover, develop and create innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems and transform lives.

Recent impactful research has focused on enzyme discovery and engineering to deliver cheaper, safer and more sustainable chemical manufacturing. Researchers are now assisting the pharmaceutical industry in adopting this more sustainable approach.