News

All our news stories are available here.

Congratulations to School of Chemistry PhD students Isolde Marsland and Emma Tomlinson, who are through to the University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals.

Two of our PhD students, Faidra Batsaki and Zuzanna Konieczna, were awarded prizes for their work at the recent Analytical Science Network Emerging Analytical Professionals conference which was held in Leeds on 10th-12th May 2024, and was attended by early career researchers from both industry and academia.

Professor Scott Cockroft is the 2024 recipient of the van der Waals Prize (young scientist). The prize distinguishes scientists of high scientific merit who have contributed in an outstanding way to the development of the field of noncovalent interactions.

Scientists have developed a sustainable new way of making complex molecules, which could greatly reduce waste produced during drug manufacturing, a study suggests.

Double win for the Hobday Group at the British Crystallographic Spring Meeting!

A technique identifying the signs of motor neuron disease (MND) in humans earlier than current tests has been discovered, research reveals.

Congratulations to alumna Marta Chronowska, who has been announced as a 2023 winner of the prestigious Salters’ Institute Graduate award for Chemistry.

New technique provides near-instant chemical fingerprint

Diversity in Science: University of Edinburgh supporting researchers on career breaks through Daphne Jackson Fellowships, changing the face of research

Congratulations to School of Chemistry researchers Professor Andy Mount, Dr Justin Elliott, Dr Ilka Schmueser and team, who have been awarded a contract to develop their innovative lithium technologies for fusion energy.

Christmas has come early for the School of Chemistry NMR Facility with the delivery of two new pieces of advanced equipment.

The School of Chemistry partnered with Into University to support a local primary 6 class to explore the world of chemistry as part of the FOCUS Programme

Our colleague Dr Antonia Mey collaborated with the Goethe-Institut Pakistan and the PASCH Initiative to work on the AI and Genomics Youth Camp as one of two instructors

Proteins misfolding and clumping together, a process known as aggregation, is a key feature seen in several neurological conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

New grant awarded to examine the effects of inequality on career progression

School researcher named winner of leading award

In the sunshine of Ettrick Bay, on the Isle of Bute, researchers from the School of Chemistry delivered engaging hands-on activities to inspire the locals to take an interest in science

Doors all over King’s Building Campus were opened to the public on Saturday 23rd September as part of the national Doors Open Day celebrations

The European Commission (HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN) has funded (€2.6m) a research project aimed at discovering and exploiting new caloric materials for refrigeration technologies

SHARPER-DOSY: Publication of a new NMR methodology for enhanced sensitivity

On 4–7 July 2023, the School of Chemistry was delighted to host a visit by four colleagues from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK).

University of Edinburgh economic impact report highlights successful research partnership

Congratulations to third year PhD student Lucinda Wilson, who has been named the first winner of the Charles Rupert McIntyre Prize

The Microporous Membranes Team, Materials Chemistry Horizon Prize: Stephanie L Kwolek Prize

Chemistry tutor recognised at EUSA awards

Guy Lloyd-Jones and Allan Watson will head up a world class team working on £6million EPSRC grant to provide major advances in the application of borylated compounds

Over 200 academics and industry partners came together at the National Museum of Scotland yesterday for Edinburgh Innovations’ annual showcase and dinner, this year on the theme of Digital Frontiers: data and digital technologies.

A research article on the behaviour of flavour molecules in Scotch whisky has recently been published in the Journal of Molecular Liquids

Congratulations to Dr Weronika Gruszka, who has been recognised for her research accomplishments and contributions to the School community.

Fresh insights into the spread of damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease could hold the key to stopping the condition progressing, a study says.

The School of Chemistry recently welcomed students from Ukraine as part of our twinning initiative

Students hear from Medicinal and Biological Chemistry graduate Prince Chakanyuka

On Saturday 11th March 2023, the School of Chemistry hosted a special symposium in memory of Professor Robert (Bob) Ramage.

Postdoctoral Researcher Chunchun Ye selected finalist and presented her research to Parliament, winning bronze award in Chemistry section.

We are sorry to have to convey the sad news that Kenneth Lawley died peacefully, after a very short illness, in Edinburgh on 6th February 2023.

Company will develop open-source software for the pharmaceutical industry

Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Saleeb, who has been awarded the Lady Edith Wolfson Non-Clinical Research Fellowship by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

School of Chemistry researcher becomes the second academic from School of Chemistry to be named finalist in two years.

Fraser and Norma Stoddart PhD Prize winner Dr Ellie Tanaka presents her photovoltaic research and public engagement work

Congratulations to Geofrey Njovu, who has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

The Nucleus Building will be a new shared learning, teaching and social hub at the heart of The King’s Buildings campus. It is scheduled to be fully operational by January 2023.

Four public engagement scholars from the School of Chemistry travelled to the most Northern parts of the Scottish mainland to take part in Caithness Science Festival.

The same proteins thought to contribute to motor neuron disease can be found in the gut many years before any brain symptoms occur, a new study by the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh has found.

Congratulations to School of Chemistry graduate Prince Chakanyuka, who has been named Consumer and Luxury Rising Star Winner at the 2022 Black British Business Awards.

Professor Alison Hulme comments on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry win for 'click' chemistry- which allows molecules to link together, like Lego pieces. The technique can be used to develop cancer treatments.

Ranked top for careers after graduation

Early career research award gives opportunity to build a group and develop research

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, UCL and the University of Edinburgh have uncovered how a build-up of harmful protein starts to happen within neurons, ultimately causing cell death in Parkinson’s disease.

A new catalytic strategy for aldol-type reactions

Access to metals critical to green technologies could be significantly improved thanks to new chemical method, a study shows.

Student recognised for research excellence and sporting sucess

Thomas Winbolt has won the prestigious Salters’ Institute Graduate award for Chemistry.

A new study from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Chemistry needs you help getting a snapshot of current provisions for pregnant and breastfeeding staff and students in physical sciences academic laboratories.

Alumna’s innovative water filtration method recognised by global platform for science start-ups

Graduate's work during year abroad contributed to the final paper

Earlier this month, School of Chemistry alumni from across six decades came together to network, reminisce and find out about recent changes at the Joseph Black Building

Interview with star athlete reveals her fondest memories of competing and studying

Next step on journey to build new UK research infrastructure approved

Third year PhD student Alexander Triccas reaches final of prestigious 3MT competition

PhD student from Hobday Group wins poster prize at first attempt

New treatment for coarse wool could change the fabric of Scottish textiles industry

Research into bone structure published in leading journal

Highly competitive Fellowship awarded to School postdoctoral researcher

School of Chemistry researchers feature in podcast on uranium remediation

Workshop in a Box receives >£9k to continue impactful work

Discover innovative ways researchers are tackling the major sustainability challenges of ever-growing demand for electronics

Photovoltaic research and public engagement work recognised in annual student prize

School of Chemistry publication in Chemical Science journal highlighted in RSC Chemistry World

Chemistry graduate among alumni finalists recognised for their passion, drive and brilliance.

New funding will help research into development of new medicines

Award to further research cooperation goes to School researcher

School of Chemistry researcher adds to his impressive accolades with Blavatnik finalist award

Kiani Jeacock presented a poster and 2-minute “lightning talk” covering her PhD research

Conference presentations a success for Hulme group researcher

From Nanopore Modification to Molecular Machines

School of Chemistry Glassblower Highlighted in University “12 Days of Hidden Edinburgh”

4th year MChem student Kira Mulcahy secured a virtual placement with the Faraday Institute over the summer and is named as first author in RSC Green Chemistry article.

Congratulations to alumna Dr Baihuiqian (Vera) He on winning the Science and Sustainability Award as part of the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards in China.

School of Chemistry is now a partner with the Sunflower Scheme

Former Director of Teaching wins RSC prize

Heat storage technology draws interest from UK parliament

Work by postgraduate and undergraduate students featured in paper

MChem Students recognised in Faraday Institution FUSE2021 poster awards

Research conducted with PhD student who recently passed his viva

A team of researchers have developed a recyclable chemical reagent that separates valuable metals such as gold

A £9M project to develop new chemical processing technology that could massively reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has begun at UK Universities including the University of Edinburgh.

New filtration system using whisky delivers success

We're proud that our researchers and collaborators are informing action and aiding adaptation to our changing climate.

Development of the Phospha-Bora-Wittig reaction

Large international grant awarded for ALS Frontotemporal spectrum disorder research

Edinburgh professor awarded for his fundamental contributions to mechanistic analysis of organic reactions, and the resulting practical insights to important synthetic processes

Explorathon 21 presentation for postgraduate student.

At the beginning of November, the UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

Graduates of special anniversary years gather online for our special ‘Connecting Chemistry’ event

New research reveals secrets of flexible shells

Paper provides perspectives from early-career researchers on the scientific writing process

School conference recognises achievements of research students