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

Womens Lecture

UCL's First Women's Guest Lecture

We are delighted to advertise this, the first UCL Women’s Guest Lecture, to be given by Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn who will talk about her ground breaking work on telomeres and aging, followed by discussion with Vivienne Parry about her life in Science. More...

Thinking of teaching Chemistry?

Date: Thursday 19 February 2015 More...

LEDs

Shedding light on why blue LEDs are so tricky to make

Scientists at UCL, in collaboration with groups at the University of Bath and the Science & Technology Facilities Council's Daresbury Laboratory, have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make, by revealing the complex properties of their main component – gallium nitride – using sophisticated computer simulations. More...

Vijay Chudasama

UCL researcher among Forbes' 'top scientists under 30'

Vijay Chudasama (UCL Chemistry) has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the world's top scientists under the age of 30. 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...

World REF Article

After a formidable amount of work, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise is complete and published. The results, which capture the UK chemistry research environment, and the quality and impact of that research, will no doubt prompt much discussion, analyses and comparison around the world. But what do the results mean for UK chemistry today and for the future of chemistry in general?  Find out more here. More...

REF2014  Chemistry

REF Publication: Key results for Department

The REF exercise is a six yearly assessment that assess the outputs, research environment and impact of the research from departments in every university in the UK. On the basis of the assessment HEFCE determine the amount of funding each university will receive. More...

Carbon nitride graphene

UCL joins Graphene Flagship

A team including four UCL departments has joined the EU’s Graphene Flagship project, giving the university a foothold in one of the biggest scientific programmes currently underway. More...

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...