Our Research

The Department of Chemistry at University College London is one of the top chemistry departments in the UK, with over 50 members of academic staff carrying out world-leading research. We specialise in the areas of organic synthesis, chemical biology, computational chemistry, nanotechnology, inorganic and materials chemistry and physical chemistry and chemical physics.

According to the REF 2014 assessment, 94% of the department’s research was deemed to be world-leading or internationally excellent. Several of the impact case studies submitted for the REF 2014 exercise are summarised on the UCL Research Impact page.

The department has an annual research income of around £15 million, derived from many sources including the Research Councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, and NERC), European Commission and a wide range of charities and industrial partners in the UK, Europe and the USA.

The department also hosts a CDT in Molecular Modelling & Materials Science which encourages strong collaboration at the PhD level.