Chemistry research at the University of Liverpool is organised into five closely interlinked research themes: Materials Chemistry; Chemistry of World Health; Energy and Functional Interfaces; Organic Synthesis and Catalysis; and Chemical Models. We have more than doubled our research income over the past six years to £73 million, and increased our postgraduate student intake by 66%, while continuing to increase the impact of our research with a 52% increase in citations per paper.
We work with industry and academic partners to drive forward research and innovation in chemistry for the benefit of science, society and the economy. Our £81 million Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) opened for business in late 2017 with a vision to be the world’s leading centre for computer aided materials science. Located in the heart of Liverpool’s thriving Knowledge Quarter, the MIF was co-founded through strategic innovation partnerships between the University of Liverpool, Unilever and UKRI.
Our other leading-edge research and innovation assets include:
- Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy
- Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces
- Surface Science Research the Centre
- Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design
- Centre of Excellence for Long Acting Therapeutics.
Our research underpins commercialisation impacts that include a new manufacturing process for the sustainable production of methyl methacrylate, a novel asymmetric catalysis leading to a spin out company and catalysing innovation through the Centre for Materials Discovery. Our emphasis on public engagement is exemplified through an internationally renowned Open Educational Resource, ChemTube3D.
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