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Contemporary Themes in Chemistry

The role chemistry plays in tackling societal problems relating to sustainability, energy, manufacturing and healthcare.

Course code: 
CHEM20711
Notes: 

New course - designed as part of the School’s rolling curriculum review.

Number of students: 
140

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Prof Peter Budd

We carry out fundamental research on polymers and their interactions with small molecules. We are developing novel materials and energy-efficient processes for molecular separations and transformations.

Keywords: 
Polymers, Materials, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Energy efficiency, Sustainability, Energy, Renewable energy, Energy supply, Climate change, Climate, Emissions, Carbon, Management, Energy storage, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Graphene, Technology, Teaching, Education

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Dr Neil Burton

Computational chemistry is now widely applicable in a variety of biological, materials and chemical research areas. Computer simulation of the dynamics and electronic structures of chemical reactions and complex molecular systems helps us to understand these processes and provide a valuable complement to experiment.

Keywords: 
Chemistry, Computer science, Environment, Nuclear waste, Energy storage, Energy, Metals, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Nicholas Turner

Other project: Sustainable Laboratories

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Biocatalysis, Biotransformation, Chemistry, Sustainability, Teaching, Education