PhD and Research Degrees in the School of Chemistry

We welcome applicants for our postgraduate research opportunities.  


Our research embraces three principle chemistry themes including:

  • Materials and Catalysis
  • Light and Energy
  • Life Processes


Several faculty members with interests in Chemistry of Materials and Catalysis and Chemistry of Light and Energy are members of the Energy Materials Laboratory, and our researchers in the Chemistry of Life Processes theme are members of the cross-School Centre for Molecular and Structural Biochemistry (CMSB). Prospective students are welcome to contact supervisors to explore opportunities.

We have fostered a collaborative spirit in the School that has led to strong interactions not only across the three principal themes, but also with Pharmacy, the other Science Schools, and the Research Institutes on the Norwich Research Park.

Our postgraduate degrees by research usually take between three to four years to complete and are supervised by our expert scientists who outline the research, and provide guidance and mentoring throughout the project. 

Harnessing dithiolene ligands for CO2 activation (WRIGHTJ_U21SCIPVC)

The reasons for society to develop new ways of storing and transporting energy are very well established, with both environmental concerns and supply...

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Towards development of light-activated biotherapeutics (SACHEVAA_U21SCIPVC)

Over the last decade, several antibody-based biotherapeutics have been developed for treatment of cancer. These antibodies, often marketed as “targeted...

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