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David ClaryProfessor David Clary, President of Magdalen College and Professor of Chemistry, is knighted for services to international science. Sir David has been President of Magdalen for eleven years. Prior to that he was Head of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and a Professorial Fellow of St John’s College. He served as the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2009 to 2013. He leads a research group studying the theory and computer simulation on the reactions, energy transfer and dynamics of polyatomic molecules. This includes problems in the gas phase, clusters, solid surfaces and biomolecules. Their work links with many areas of chemistry, has close links with several experimental groups, and has many important applications, ranging from atmospheric and astrophysical science to biochemistry. The author of over 300 papers in theoretical chemistry, Sir David is Editor of Chemical Physics Letters and is on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science.

New Teaching Laboratories for Chemistry

We are delighted to report that work is underway on new teaching laboratories for undergraduate students. The new laboratories will bring together practical teaching in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, enabling cutting-edge new interdisciplinary experiments that mirror the collaborative nature of our research programmes. Find out more and learn how you can support the project and dedicate a crucial part of the new laboratory here.

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On the Cover of RSC ChemCommOn the Cover of RSC ChemComm

Research carried out in the Gouverneur group has been highlighted on the front cover of Chemical Communications. The work carried out in collaboration with IMANOVA and ABX GmbH demonstrates that eight clinically important radiotracers are now directly ........
2016 Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist2016 Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist

Robert Straker, who undertook his DPhil with Ed Anderson, has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize. As a finalist he will present his work at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium, held in London in September, where the three winners will ........
Future Leaders in ChemistryFuture Leaders in Chemistry

Wilian Cortopassi, a PhD student in the Paton group, has been chosen as a Future Leader in Chemistry by SciFinder (ACS). In August 2016, he will join a select group of international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers in Columbus (USA) to help ........
On the Cover of Organic & Biomolecular ChemistryOn the Cover of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

A review on ring-closing alkene metathesis in natural product synthesis by David Hodgson, cowritten with 5 of the current first year SBM CDT cohort and OxIOSCR IDP student and Hodgson group member Aubert Ribaucourt, has been highlighted on the front ........
On the Cover of Chemical CommunicationsOn the Cover of Chemical Communications

A research collaboration between the groups of Professor Andrew Baldwin and Professor Harry Anderson has been highlighted on the inside front cover of Chemical Communications. The work demonstrates that unusual peak shapes observed in the NMR spectra ........
Editor's Pick in Journal of Chemical PhysicsEditor's Pick in Journal of Chemical Physics

Researchers in the group of Mark Brouard, together with collaborators Steven Stolte (Jilin University) and Javier Aoiz (Complutense University), have performed new experiments to unravel the stereodynamics of rotationally inelastic collisions of argon ........
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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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