School of Chemical Sciences


Research centres and groups

The School of Chemical Sciences runs various research programmes facilitated from our research centres.

  • Hybrid Polymers

    The Hybrid Polymers team, with their research partners, focus on producing new, multi-functional plastics for practical application to business and industry needs.

  • Light Metals Research Centre (LMRC)

    LMRC is a single-site light metals R&D and training facility. It provides on-site technical support, consulting and analytical services.

  • Plastics Centre of Excellence (PCOE)

    PCOE is a joint venture with the plastics industry to develop new materials and technologies. It includes educational programs.

  • Polymer Electronics Research Centre (PERC)

    The Polymer Electronics Research Centre (PERC) brings together research academics from Science, Medicine and Engineering to develop new polymer electronics materials for sectors such as Health & Bioelectronics and Polymer Electronics in Devices.

  • The Photon Factory

    The Photon Factory's research employs high energy laser pulses to evaluate the femtosecond dynamics of molecular systems and to directly alter surface structures.

  • UniServices

    UniServices manages the University’s intellectual property, research-based consultancy partnerships, contract education, and commercialisation.