School of Chemistry named 5th in the Country by Guardian University Guide 23 September 2020 The School of Chemistry has climbed into the top 5 Chemistry Departments in the UK, in the Guardian's annual university guide
- New research will disrupt solar and expedite efforts toward Net-Zero target 23 February 2021 A team of researchers, led by chemists from the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry, has received significant funding from the UKRI to revolutionise the fabrication and application of photovoltaic devices, used to produce solar energy.
- Research shows emissions of banned ozone-depleting substance are back on the decline 11 February 2021 Global emissions of a potent substance notorious for depleting the Earth’s ozone layer – the protective barrier which absorbs the Sun’s harmful UV rays – have fallen rapidly and are now back on the decline, according to new research.
- Aerosol generating procedures in respiratory care found to be less risky than previously thought 8 February 2021 In August 2020, the AERATOR group was awarded an NIHR-UKRI grant to study a range of potentially aerosol generating procedures (AGP’s) that are commonly performed across the NHS.
- School of Chemistry welcome Phil Bates as Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence 4 February 2021 Phil Bates has been awarded an Entrepreneur in Residence Award from The Royal Society.
- Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy sources 3 December 2020 Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air.
- Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels 23 November 2020 An international team of researchers from Bristol and China has prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas – a known reagent for blood vessel dilation - that when placed inside blood vessels expand the biological tissue.
- Interactive virtual reality emerges as a new tool for drug design against COVID-19 13 November 2020 Scientists from the School of Chemistry have demonstrated a new virtual reality [VR] technique which should help in developing drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and enable researchers to share models to collaborate in new ways. The innovative tool, created by School of Chemistry researchers, and published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, will help scientists around the world identify anti-viral drug leads more rapidly.
- Novel approach in organic chemistry enables boron to be added to molecules with high precision 28 October 2020 A major goal in organic synthesis is to develop efficient reactions to convert feedstock chemicals (otherwise known as raw or natural materials) into valuable reagents that can be used to create pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.
- 2 ERC starting grants 1 October 2020 Congratulations to Alastair Lennox and Bryan Bzdek who have both won ERC starting grants!
- School of Chemistry named 5th in the Country by Guardian University Guide 23 September 2020 The School of Chemistry has climbed into the top 5 Chemistry Departments in the UK, in the Guardian's annual university guide