The UK Nanosafety Group

Southampton Safety Chemist elected chair of UK Nanosafety Group

17 October 2014

Dr David Kinnison will lead the UK Nanosafety Group (UKNSG) into 2015 during an exciting period for the Group. The UKNSG is currently reviewing its guidance on, working safely with nanomaterials in research and development, promoting safe working with nanomaterials, and improving risk identification and management in nanotechnology with academia and industry.

Professor Graeme Day

Promotion for computational chemist Dr Graeme Day

13 October 2014

Dr Graeme Day has been promoted to Professor of Chemical Modelling at the University of Southampton.

THE Rankings

Global rankings success continues

7 October 2014

The University has climbed 14 places in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings to rank 132 overall.


Laboratory research into sustainable catalysts wins industrial award for Southampton Chemists

6 October 2014

Dr Robert Raja and his PhD student Matthew Potter have been awarded an Inventors’ Award from Honeywell Speciality Chemicals, USA, for their work on designing a novel catalytic system for the energy-efficient synthesis of Caprolactam, a precursor to nylon-6. Their innovations have helped the multinational company to produce the versatile fibres more efficiently and sustainably.


Major grant brings new opportunities for Chemistry research at Southampton

30 September 2014

The future for research into cutting edge concepts in Chemistry at Southampton is assured following a £1million investment in the core techniques of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry (MS). The University has received the money for the latest experimental equipment through a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as part of a UK-wide investment in Core Capability for Chemistry research.

Life Sciences

Southampton celebrates top 20 rankings ‘hat trick’

19 September 2014

The University of Southampton has scored a hat trick of top 20 placings in UK university league tables after coming 18th in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2015.

Dr Paul Duckmanton

Innovative teaching wins a University award for Dr Paul Duckmanton

16 September 2014

Senior Teaching Fellow in Inorganic Chemistry, Dr Paul Duckmanton has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for his work co-ordinating two modules and teaching on another eight. He has introduced several different teaching and assessment techniques including peer assessment and feedback, problem-based learning and the use of a number of electronic and online resources.

Social enterprise summer school gives Southampton students experience of a lifetime

12 September 2014

Students from across the University of Southampton have had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they got the opportunity to take part in the University’s first social enterprise summer camp in India.

Starstream Award

Ultrasonic device which enhances water’s ability to clean wins ‘Product of the Year’

5 September 2014

New ultrasonic cleaning technology developed by the University of Southampton, which enhances water’s ability to clean, has been named as ‘Product of the Year’.

International students on Biological Sciences and Chemistry programmes gain wider perspectives on UK science

3 September 2014

International students studying Biological Sciences and Chemistry can now enjoy a programme of scientific visits and social events to complement their degrees at Southampton.