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Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Bill DavidProfessor Bill David is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. Bill David is distinguished as a leader in the experimental, computational and theoretical development of neutron and X-ray powder diffraction techniques, and has made substantial contributions across a broad range of materials research from lithium batteries and high-temperature superconductors to fullerenes and pharmaceutical compounds. He has pioneered the field of time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction and is a key figure in establishing powder diffraction as a routine technique for the structure determination of molecular compounds. His materials research focuses on low-carbon chemical energy storage with the discovery of new hydrogen storage systems and the development of ammonia as an energy vector.

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Fifty new Fellows and 10 new Foreign Members have been announced today.

Chemistry at Tinbergen

HEFCE has awarded the Department of Chemistry £5M to help fund the building of a new undergraduate teaching laboratory. This award was part of £200 million funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching capital projects during 2015-16 by the Government. More info and designs - Oct 2015

 

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On the Cover of JACS: Symmetry Switching of Negative Thermal Expansion by Chemical ControlOn the Cover of JACS: Symmetry Switching of Negative Thermal Expansion by Chemical Control

Work by a team of researchers lead by Mark Senn has today been highlighted on the front cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The communication describes how uniaxial negative thermal expansion (NTE) can be switched on or off in the ........
Research Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering NewsResearch Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News

A recent communication by Alexander Hinz and Jose Goicoechea has been highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News. The synthesis of AsCO–, a heavy congener of cyanate, is described in the paper, which was published in Angewandte Chemie. The group ........
The 2016 Inorganic Graduate Research Conference and Malcolm Green LectureThe 2016 Inorganic Graduate Research Conference and Malcolm Green Lecture

This year’s Inorganic Chemistry Graduate Research Conference took place on 19 and 20 April. This featured excellent research presentations by 22 final year graduate students across the full range of inorganic chemistry. The Research Conference culminated ........
Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award 2015 WinnerApplied Inorganic Chemistry Award 2015 Winner

Recently the Department hosted the RSC Awards symposium and Professor Yi Lu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) received the Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award 2015. Awarded for his original research on the catalytic activity of DNA in the presence ........
Centenary Prize 2015 WinnerCentenary Prize 2015 Winner

Recently the Department hosted the RSC Awards symposium and Professor Chad Mirkin (Northwestern University) received the Centenary Prize 2015. Awarded for his development of spherical nucleic acids and new nanotechnology-based tools in biomedicine and ........
Bruker Thesis PrizeBruker Thesis Prize

Dr Claudia Tait has been awarded the prestigious Bruker Thesis Prize by the ESR Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry “recognizing outstanding work by PhD students in the field of ESR Spectroscopy”. Claudia undertook her DPhil work in CAESR under ........
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Athena SWAN Silver Award Sept 2015

Athena SWAN bronze awardThe Department is delighted to announce that it has been granted an Athena SWAN silver award. The award recognizes the Department's commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.. more.

Early and mid-Career Research Fellowships

The Department seeks to encourage fellowship applications from outstanding individuals who are at a career stage where a prestigious 5 year fellowship would offer the opportunity to develop their independent research identity and become a chemistry research leader of the future.

If you are interested in applying for any 5 year early career research fellowship to be hosted at Oxford Chemistry, the next deadline to submit an expression of interest to the Department is July 20th 2016 further details. There is an expression of interest deadline each academic term.

SBMProspective Synthetic Chemistry DPhil Students: Oxford Chemistry has 20 funded DPhil positions available via the new EPSRC CDT in Synthesis for Biology & Medicine (SBM CDT). Please visit the website for more details and how to apply. Why Choose SBM?

TMCSProspective doctoral students in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: funded positions are available via the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (TMCS). Please see the TMCS website for further details, including how to apply.

ConferenceOxford Synthesis Summer Conference
11-12 August 2016

The inaugural national forum for synthetic chemistry graduate students is taking place in Oxford this summer. We have a fantastic line-up of internationally renowned speakers, who will tell the stories behind their world-leading research careers, and the journey to where they are today.

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Teaching: Oxford Chemistry offers world-class teaching, consistently rated among the best in the UK. Students study a four-year course, a unique feature of which is spending their final year working full-time on a project with some of the leading researchers in the UK. more...

Outreach: Engaging schools and the wider community in chemistry and science is an important activity for academic staff and students in the Department. Oxford Chemistry regularly hosts visits and events within the Department and takes part in local and national activities to demonstrate chemistry’s central role in everyday life. more...

Alumni Magazine Periodic Sept 2015

Research: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry research departments in the world with around 80 academic staff carrying out international-level research, and an annual research income of around £15 million. According to the outcome of the REF 2014 assessment published Dec 18th 2014, 49% of the research profile submitted by Oxford Chemistry was regarded as 4* world-leading quality. The Department has not only the highest volume of 4* research of any UK Chemistry department- by some margin - but was also judged to have the top research environment. The Impact of the department’s research outside academia is also highly rated with over 55% in the 4* category.

The Department is currently engaged in a number of innovative themes of work including: Catalysis; Sustainable Energy Chemistry; Advanced functional materials; Synthesis; Interfacial Science; Innovative Measurement and photon science; Chemistry at the interface with biology and medicine; Kinetics, dynamics and mechanism; Theory and modelling of complex systems more...

EU Funded Training Centres:

Facilities: The department contains several small research facilities (SRFs), which are dedicated suites of equipment run by experts who aid in experimental design and optimisation. These facilities are some of the best equipped in the country, supporting chemical research and providing analysis for students within the Chemistry department, other departments within the University and industry alike. more...

Commercialisation: The Department has an unrivalled track record in protecting and commercialising the innovative work of research staff. Over £80 million in cash has been raised for the University as a result of spin out activities from research carried out by Oxford chemists. more...


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