Our alumni community

Our chemistry alumni have gone on to a wide variety of careers and we hope you will be part of our growing network!

Many of our alumni make valuable contributions to the department, as collaborators, mentors and donors. If you would like to contribute, please contact the department or the University alumni office.

When you enrol at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Chemistry, you begin a lifelong connection that could be incredibly beneficial to us both. By staying in touch when you’ve graduated and joining the University's alumni association you can enhance your professional and personal growth, receive some great offers and benefits and expand your networks.

Membership's free and open to all graduates, so why not join more than 4,000 fellow Chemistry alumni by registering now with Liverpool Connect?

Here are a few of the benefits, at a glance...

  • Track down and network with fellow graduates in more than 130 countries
  • Access our library facilities and collections for free
  • Qualify for discounts on academic journals, including free access to Emerald online and JSTOR online journal archives
  • Receive free careers advice for the first 5 years after graduation
  • Continue your professional and personal development
  • Receive the latest school and University information through e-newsletters and magazines

Below is a selection of our alumni, discussing their careers and achievements

Lesley Houfe

Lesley currently owns a business as an HR Consultant, helping universities enhance the student experience through initiatives which aim to ensure the effective development and deployment of academic and other university staff. Prior to this, Lesley was the head of HR for the University of Cumbria.

Professor Har Gobind Khorana (1922-2011)

Prof. Khorana obtained his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1948. He later went on to win the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine in 1968 for his crucial contribution to deciphering the genetic code.

Professor Somsak Ruchirawat

Prof. Ruchirawat is the acting Rector at the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute and also the Associate VP for Research at the Chulabhorn Research Institute.

Professor Alison Ashcroft

Prof. Ashcroft is the Professor of Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry at the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds.