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Department of Chemistry

 Department of Chemistry

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Durham Chemistry is a thriving centre for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and for world-leading research in the chemical sciences. Our committed and enthusiastic staff make the Department a wonderful environment in which to work and study.

We have modern modular undergraduate courses and offer both three year BSc and four year M.Chem courses. You can also study chemistry in conjunction with other subjects via the Natural Science programme. Our four year courses include cutting-edge research projects based in Durham research groups, in industry or hosted by our international partners.

The Department has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research which covers a wide scientific spectrum from the development of bioactive probes through to the theory and computational study of molecular interactions. More details can be found via the web pages of our six research groupings. We work closely with many other Departments within the University, institutes such as the Biophysical Sciences Institute and Durham Energy Institute as well as research centres in areas such as Sustainable Chemistry, X-ray methods and Soft Matter. We also have strong links with many Universities, Research Centres and Companies in the UK and overseas.

For information on how to join us as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, as a research fellow or as member of staff please follow this link.


Upcoming Seminars

Mini-symposium on Pd-catalysis

Presented by Dr. Jiri Vana, Prof. Ian Fairlamb, and Prof. Andrew Whiting,

17 October 2018 14:00 in CG60

- Jiri Vana (Univ. of Pardubice, Czechia): Palladium Catalysed C–H Activation Reactions; On the Way from Understanding of Basic Principles to Rational Design of Reaction Conditions
- Ian Fairlamb (Univ. of York): The importance of Pd speciation in catalytic cross-couplings: solving industrial problems through academic curiousity
- Andrew Whiting (Durham Univ.): The particular peculiarities of producing polyenic products using palladium

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Presented by Prof. Graham Worth, University College London

24 October 2018 14:00 in CG60

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