Dr Nuria Garcia-Araez

Prestigious prize for Southampton electrochemist

17 November 2014

Lecturer Nuria Garcia-Araez has been named the best young Spanish electrochemist by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. The prize recognises her outstanding academic career in electrochemistry and her most recent work to improve the performance of lithium batteries in electric cars.

Promotion for Dr Marcel Utz

10 November 2014

Dr Marcel Utz has been promoted to the position of Professor of Magnetic Resonance. He joined the University of Southampton in 2012 from the University of Virginia in the USA.

Professor Phil Bartlett

Two major honours for Southampton electrochemist

4 November 2014

Professor Phil Bartlett, Head of Electrochemistry at the University of Southampton and President elect of the International Society of Electrochemistry, has been awarded two significant scientific awards for outstanding achievements over his career in his branch of Chemistry. He will receive the Volta Medal and the Galvani Medal, both named after Italian pioneers in electrochemistry.

Dr John Langley

International honour for Southampton chemist

28 October 2014

Dr John Langley, Head of Characterisation and Analytics in Chemistry at the University of Southampton, has been elected Vice President of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation.

Dr David Kinnison

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.