School of Chemistry

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Solving the methane mystery

What's behind a global spike in methane emissions? Researchers from the School of Chemistry travelled to the African wetlands to investigate

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Wetlands in Africa
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New EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training

More than 150 new fully-funded PhD researcher places are being created in Leeds

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School of Chemistry

We are one of the leading Chemistry schools in the UK with over 70 years’ experience in both teaching and research excellence. Our world-leading research, delivered via six research groups, cuts across the fields of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. We’re exceptionally proud that according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2014, 95% of our research activity is rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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The world-leading work of our research groups feeds directly into our teaching, which means you’ll learn about the latest developments in your subject from world-class academics.

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Research led by the School of Chemistry and Astbury Centre for Structural…

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Satellites at an observatory

The seemingly colossal amounts of matter expelled by certain types of red…

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​​​​​​​Academics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical…

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PhD student Pablo Camarex-Mendez

Pablo Caramés-Méndez, 28, a PhD student at the School of Chemistry, will…

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A celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics serving Leeds, West Yorkshire and beyond, organised by the University of Leeds and partners across the city.

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Professor Karl Gademann, University of Zurich. Part of the Organic Seminar Series.

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Explore a world of robotics, view a performance by BBC One Show’s resident scientist, discover more about the microbial world inside your body and more at our afternoon of family-friendly activities.

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Professor John Bower, University of Bristol. Part of the Organic Seminar Series

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