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Awarded in recognition of our commitment to equality for women in mathematics and science.

Chemistry lies right at the heart of all science

Chemistry students in the lab

Leeds Festival of Science

13 - 27 March, 2015
Join us for activities and events covering many areas of science, maths, engineering and technology. Open to both schools and the general public.

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Explore. Choose. Grow.

Launched in September 2014 our Discovery Themes provide an opportunity to broaden your horizons.

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Forthcoming seminars

1 April 2015 - Inorganic Seminar:

Nanomaterials for biomedical and oil enhanced recovery applications

15 April 2015 - Organic Seminar:

Small Functional Rotaxanes




Chemistry at Leeds ranked in the World’s top 100
Our excellence recognised in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2014.

Latest news

Chemistry ranked equal 4th for research impact in REF2014
In the results of the recently announced 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Chemistry at Leeds was ranked equal 4th nationally for research impact, with all work being rated as internationally excellent or leading. The quality of research saw an increase in grade point average to 3.18 with 95% of work rated as internationally leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

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Catalyst mystery: disappearing chlorides.

24 March 2015

A collaborative team of iPRD chemists and beamline scientists at the European...


Environmentally Friendly Materials Synthesis

23 March 2015

Andy Wilson's group have developed a new method for the synthesis of...


Informational Oligomers

19 March 2015

A collaborative team from the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology...


Science magazine writing prize

18 March 2015

Sarah Narramore has won first prize in the Leeds University science magazine...

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