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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

A Future in Chemistry

21 November 2018 13:15 in CG85

Join the RSC Teesside local section, together with CPI and COAST, for an afternoon symposium exploring routes into industry and providing information on how industry can work alongside academia.

13:15 – Lunch (Musgrave Room)

14:00 – Welcome and Introduction: Robin Brinham (COAST Project Manager)

14:10 – Graphene - a true wonder material? Karl Coleman (Durham University)

14:30 – Developing lifesaving ballistic armour: Steve Devine (CPI)

15:00 – Opportunities and routes into industry and entrepreneurship,
Trevor Hinchcliffe (CPI), Byron Zhao (Durham University), Ronan McHale (CPI) and David King (Durham University)

16:00 – Wine reception sponsored by Teesside local RSC section

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Tuesday Lunchtime Seminar

Presented by Dr Ali Huerta-Flores & Prof Bryan Koivisto,

27 November 2018 12:15 in CG141 (Musgrave room)

"Development of new photocatalysts for the production of renewable fuels"
Dr Ali Huerta-Flores – Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León & Durham University

"Bio-inspired dyes for light-harvesting applications"
Prof Bryan Koivisto – Ryerson University

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