The School of Chemistry maintains a traditional managerial structure with three sections, namely Inorganic & Materials, Organic & Biological, and Physical & Theoretical, but the School’s research profile is defined according to nine themes, each with a critical mass of researchers. Further information on the School's research profile can be found at Explore Bristol Research.
- Atmospheric and Global Change Chemistry
- Biological and Archaeological Chemistry
- Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
- Materials for Energy
- Soft Matter , Colloids and Materials
- Spectroscopy and Dynamics
- Supramolecular and Mechanistic Chemistry
Researchers in the School of Chemistry are also engaged in a number of collaborative centres and research institutes, with broader engagement from researchers across the Science Faculty and the University. Further details of these centres are found below.
A BBSRC / EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre that focuses on biomolecular design and the engineering aspects of synthetic biology.
The Cabot Institute brings together world-class expertise, developing truly multidisciplinary research programmes to tackle the challenges of uncertain environmental change.
Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information
A dedicated research Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information activities.