Chemistry has been described as the central science and its impact on our lives and society is all pervasive.

The concepts of sustainable growth, including reduction of carbon emissions, renewable fuels, food security and fresh water supplies, treatment of the burden of diseases, material recycling, environmentally responsible manufacturing  and waste disposal are all firmly embedded in chemical know-how. Chemistry is also at the heart of cutting edge research in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology and new materials required for faster computers and improved solar voltaic cells.

Experienced research leaders and excellent research facilities are available to expand the international research profile of the Department of Chemistry and expose students to the frontiers of research in their field of choice.

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