Research in Chemistry

World class chemical research at Southampton

Our research activities are incredibly diverse. We work with scientists from other disciplines at universities around the world and within industry.

Results of this world-leading research are used to inform our teaching in all year groups.

Leading funding organisations such as UK research councils, the European Union and the US government together with major global industrial companies help finance our research.

Research groups

Likeminded researchers develop a deeper understanding of chemistry to benefit both science and society.

Research staff

Our academics are investigating some of the world's most important scientific questions


We have invested millions of pounds in state-of-the art laboratories and equipment

Postgraduate research

Each year, we welcome another 50 postgrad students to our lively academic community.

Take a Look at Our Research!

A selection of our research papers available for free download. These papers cover only a small fraction of the research conducted in chemistry over the last few years but will give you a taste of the world-leading work that goes on here.

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A key part in our Univerisity's research activities. Find out more information here

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