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Department of Chemistry


Professor presses for bias awareness in academic publishing

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An article co-written by a Professor in this department argues that unconscious bias in academic publishing disadvantages women.

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Distinguished Alumnus elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society

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Congratulations to department alumnus Dr Yusuf K Hamied, who has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Young researcher recognised for dementia research

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A young researcher in the Klenerman group has received a prestigious award from Alzheimer’s Research UK for his dementia research.

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Professor's battery research wins ERC Advanced Grant

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For her work in developing longer lasting, higher energy density and cheaper rechargeable batteries, our colleague Professor Clare Grey has won an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). 

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Producing fuel from plastic?

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Eight million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. What if we could produce fuel from that plastic waste instead of throwing it away?

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'Elephant Toothpaste' makers needed!

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Would you like to make 'Elephant Toothpaste', do some experiments with Dry Ice, or learn how to make ice cream using Liquid Nitrogen? Then come along to our Open Day this Saturday.

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Celebrating 150 Years of the Periodic Table

Original printed copies of the Periodic Table are going on public display in an exhibition curated by our Teaching Fellow, Dr Peter Wothers, to celebrate the Table's 150th anniversary. 

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Recognition for the researcher inspiring female scientists

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A female professor here who is described as "generous, supportive, and particularly encouraging of the ambitions of her female co-workers" received a prestigious Suffrage Science Award on International Women's Day.

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Chemistry of Colour lights up Science Museum

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The Science Museum has invited researchers from this department to showcase their work on 'the chemistry of colour' as part of its series of events celebrating 150 years of the periodic table. 

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Helping children meet Charles Darwin

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On the eve of Darwin Day, a book about him is published by one of our Research Associates to foster young children's curiosity about the natural world and stimulate their interest in science.

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