Oxford Chemistry brings together a dynamic, international community of leading researchers from across the breadth of the subject. They work collaboratively to transform our knowledge of the world around us, provide solutions for some of the most pressing global challenges and transform industry.
Chemistry as we know it today has its roots in Oxford and the discipline has continued to be shaped by the Department over the years. Today, researchers in the Department are pioneering cleaner and more sustainable energies, developing new materials, affecting change in many industries, responding to the challenge of food security and addressing major health issues. They are at the crux of a global mission to understand fundamental science and use this knowledge across a diverse range of applications.
Philanthropic support has played a significant role in the development of the Department of Chemistry over the years, supporting students, enabling the building of new laboratories and facilitating trailblazing research. The generous support of alumni and friends is more important to us now than ever and can make remarkable things happen in the Department.