News and Events

The list below shows the ten most recent news articles across the Chemistry Department. To view articles of a specific theme, please use the menu bar on the left.

Chemistry News

Matt Powner

Dr Matt Powner wins the Thieme Chemistry prize

Dr Matt Powner (UCL Chemistry) has been awarded the 2015 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award. The award is to recognise promising young professors at the beginning of their career and is made by the editorial boards of the journals Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts. More...

Researcher in the LCN

REF publication: key results for the faculty

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) has now been published, giving the government’s assessment of research quality across all the UK’s universities. More...

2014 "Gerhard Ertl" Lecture

Richard Catlow gave the 2014 "Gerhard Ertl" Lecture in Berlin on 10 December 2014. The lecture and award are named after the 2007 Nobel Laureate and are for contributions to Catalytic and Surface Science. The award is made annually by the three universities in Berlin and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.  The  theme of the lecture was the role of computer modelling as a tool in surface and catalytic science and highlighted work in these fields at UCL in recent years. The lecture and award ceremony were attended by Prof Ertl. More...

UCL Change Maker Project

Through UCL ChangeMaker Projects, students will act as agents for change, and in consultation with their departments, will explore an area of their education that they would like to change, enhance or improve. More...

Chemistry Department and MAPS Faculty Postgraduate Open Day

On Wednesday 14th January 2015 from 2.30 pm there will be a Chemistry Department open day for prospective graduate students, focussing on those interested in pursuing inorganic and materials, physical, organic or computational chemistry PhD, EngD and Masters programmes at UCL Chemistry.

The Departmental event will be held concurrently with the MAPS Faculty open day, which starts from 1.00 pm, full details of which can be found on the UCL Postgraduate Open Day 2015 website. More...

Polymer interacting with clay particles

Scientists develop a ‘virtual lab’ in a supercomputer for designing new composite materials

UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials. Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics. But their development until now has been largely by trial and error. More...

3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria

Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics, and scientists have unravelled the secrets of how they do this with a new 3D model.
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Battery manufacturing rig

UCL awarded research funds for electric vehicle technologies

Scientists at UCL are part of a consortium awarded a multi-million pound grant to develop electric vehicle technologies.
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Award For Chemistry in Green Impact Award

The Chemistry department's Green Impact team "All the good names Argon" has won the Platinum award at this year's Green Impact Awards on Tuesday (10th June 2014). This is thanks to the hard work of the all members of the Green Impact Team! We want to encourage more people in the department to become more sustainable, especially starting this September when the friendly competition heats up again – email us at greenchemucl@gmail.com
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Two MAPS departments now Athena SWAN certified

Athena SWAN, the national scheme to advance women's careers in science and research, has announced the latest tranche of universities and departments to be certified. The departments of Chemistry and Mathematics are among ten UCL academic units to be recognised this year, both earning Athena SWAN Bronze standard for the first time. More...