The thriving nature of research in Chemistry at Bangor is evident from analysis of the 2008 British Research Assessment Exercise. Whilst 90% of our research was graded as internationally valued, every aspect of the environment in which staff and students conduct their research was deemed to be internationally competitive, whilst our industrial links and the substantial investment in infrastructure have attracted considerable attention.
Research in the School of Chemistry has a reputation for excellence and covers a range of multidisciplinary subject areas with, for example, activities on nanomaterials, sensors for drugs and explosives, photovoltaics, molecular electronics and synthetic chemistry.
We have many links with both industrial and academic partners around the world, contributing to the School's international reputation for excellence.
Research in the School covers a wide range of subject areas which can be grouped into the following general areas:
School staff are also concerned with supporting Environmental Chemistry research together with colleagues in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
The School has a number of research facilities available for staff, students and external use. If you are either a company or other university department and wish to use these facilities, contact the head technician who will be able to assist you with further details on availability and pricing. In this context, the recently established Centre for 3-D Visualisation and Molecular Modelling has enabled us to ehance our support to industrial partners and to construct a visualisation suite that provides support to all our research activities. Click on Our Research Facilities for detailed information.
Research work is funded through the research councils (EPSRC and BBSRC) and an extensive network of industrial links. The School has an outstanding record in establishing Teaching Company Scheme programmes with industry.
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