Research vision, far and wide

New horizons in Chemistry

We are internationally known for our research, with 99% of our outputs ranked as internationally leading or excellent in REF2014. Our 50 academic staff cover a broad scientific spectrum and we operate in 5 flexible research groups.

Our impact is felt on a global scale, from antimalarial drug discovery to one of the best known methods for making nanoparticles. 

Few organisations can match our facilities, team and programmes if your passion lies in chemistry research.

The University of Liverpool has been awarded a share of the Government’s £1 billion investment in science to establish Europe’s first Materials Innovation Factory. The multi-million pound centre, established in collaboration with Unilever, will develop a new generation of functional materials for science and industry and accelerate the research and development process by a factor of 200. Creating unique suite of state-of-the-art, open access facilities, the project is one of seven to receive funding from the Government’s Research Partnership Investment Fund and will generate new science to underpin the advanced manufacturing sector in the UK.

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Material Design will drive a design revolution for functional materials at the atomic scale by fusing chemical knowledge with state-of-the-art computer science in a world leading interdisciplinary team. The global importance of this vision exceeds computer-aided design for large-scale engineering structures, which has transformed modern society. The Centre will help to bridge the current design gap by fusing leading-edge synthesis concepts from the physical sciences with ideas from the forefront of computer science, alongside experts in robotics, engineering, management and social science.

The Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces, with £4 million funding from the European Regional Development Fund, EU, Innovate UK and several industrial partners will create rapid innovation pipelines by developing connections and forging partnerships between academia and the supply chains that connect innovative SMEs with market leaders.

Our Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy is a specialist energy materials research institute, focusing on the chemistry and physics that will transform the future of energy generation, storage, transmission and energy efficiency.