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ShellThe 2018 Hinshelwood Lectures

Professor Lydéric Bocquet from École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Soft Interfaces: A Journey Across Scales

The series of six lectures will be held at 2pm in weeks 1, 2 and 4 of Trinity Term in the Main Lecture Theatre in the ICL, more info.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

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.

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Featured on BBC NewsFeatured on BBC News

Oxford Advanced Surfaces, a Chemistry spin-out commercialising research developed by Professor Mark Moloney, has featured on BBC News, describing how it is applying its technology to treat recycled carbon fibre to create new lightweight composites for
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Inaugural Student Ambassador CelebrationInaugural Student Ambassador Celebration

On Wednesday 25th May 2016 Oxford Chemistry Outreach were delighted to hold their Inaugural Student Ambassador Celebration to recognise the contribution our excellent ambassadors make towards our efforts to raise the aspirations of school students and
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Just published: High-Resolution NMR Techniques in Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, by Tim ClaridgeJust published: High-Resolution NMR Techniques in Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, by Tim Claridge

This internationally renowned text describes the most important NMR spectroscopic techniques for the structure elucidation of small molecules and the investigation of their behavior in solution. Appropriate for advanced-undergraduate and graduate students,
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Blue Plaque for Dorothy HodgkinBlue Plaque for Dorothy Hodgkin

A blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of Oxford Chemistry alumna and Nobel Laureate Dorothy Hodgkin. The ceremony, organised by the Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board and supported by Somerville College and the Department of Chemistry, took place at
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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
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ORA provides a home for Oxford's research outputs. Copyright-permitting, full-text copies of the University's publications are made available open access via ORA.

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.

Early and mid-Career Research Fellowships

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

If you are interested in applying for any early career research fellowship to be hosted at Oxford Chemistry you must submit an expression of interest to the Department, the next deadline for submission is 23rd May 2018 further details can be found here. For more information please contact the research facilitator staff.

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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...

Periodic – the Department of Chemistry magazine.   Issue 5

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...

 

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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