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Leicester Chemists Announced as Finalists for Teaching Award

Leicester Department of Chemistry Climbs in National League Tables

Professor Karl Ryder highlights importance of 'super-batteries' at House of Lords

Success for Chemistry in 2016 National Student Survey (NSS)

Research Snippet #18 (November 15) – Twenty years for new text

Research Snippet #17 (November 2015) – New methods for putting fluorine into drug molecules

Leicester Chemistry Glassblower Appears on Primetime TV Show

Chemistry Department collaborates with local business 

Research Snippet #16 (August 2015) – Landmark review on tropospheric ozone

Leicester Department of Chemistry in Top 10 for Student Satisfaction

Research Snippet #15 (August 15) – New paper highlighted by journal on mapping organic reactivity in secondary organic aerosol formation

90 Years of Chemistry at Leicester

Chemistry's Dr Corey Evans - Leads Cricket Team to Victory

Research Snippet #14 (July 2015) - Spectroscopic studies of haem chemistry in heart cells reveal mechanisms of cardiac stress

International perspectives on Peptide Research

Department of Chemistry Research Newsletter

Research Snippet #13 (July 2015) - Electrochromic polymers applied to forensic science

Research Snippet #12 (June 2015) - Impact factor of Electrochimica Acta increases further

Concert in Memory of Martin Harger

Research Snippet #11 (June 15) - Magnetic high throughput screening system for the development of nano-sized molecularly imprinted polymers for controlled delivery of curcumin

Research Snippet #10 (June15) – Role of Chemistry in Earth’s Climate

Research Snippet #9 (May15) - A home away from home

Research Snippet #8 (May 15) - Can several instruments measure the same thing?

Research Snippet #7 (May 15) - In search of a missing atmospheric oxidant

Research Snippet #6 (April 15) – Departmental Published Paper 2014

Emma Raven is President Elect of the RSC Dalton Division

London Marathon Run in Memory of Professor Mike Blandamer

Leicester Develops Novel Mineral and Metal Processing Techniques

Research Snippet #5 (March 2015) - Improved detection of air pollution from space

Change gear for the all clear - Leicester Mercury news story

Funded PhD Studentships in Chemistry

Research Snippet #4 (March 15) – New results on heme regulation of ion channels

Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MOOC

Dr Jamieson Entertains at the Hope Foundation Burns Supper

Research Snippet #3 (Jan15) - Salt crystallisation near absolute zero

Research Snippet #2 (Jan 15) - Never mind the charge: electrons stick together

Air fingerprinting expertise reveals budget manicure risks

4th Year PhD Student Gemma Geary Awarded Prize

Research Snippet #1 (Jan-15) Leverhulme Trust Grant Awarded to Chemical Biologist

RSC Undergraduate Research Bursaries

Chemistry Student Awarded Prestigious Internship

Research Snippet #21 (Nov 14) - New Biotechnological Tools for Medicine

Research Snippet #20 (Oct 14) – A comprehensive review of Deep eutectic Solvents

Chemistry and Biochemistry following up on Nobel prize winning work

Research Snippet #19 (Oct 14) - How to prevent oil slicks – don’t use oil!

Research Snippet #18 (September 14) - New ‘Designer Proteins’ in fight against Alzheimer’s and cancer

Prof Rob Hillman presents the RSC PCCP poster prize at Electrochem 2014

Research Snippet #17 (September 14) - Science Article Discusses ozone pollution

New fluorescent fingerprint tag aims to increase IDs from ‘hidden’ fingerprints on bullets and knives

Research not to be sniffed at - University study sniffs-out smell of disease in faeces

Research Snippet #16 (September 14) - How fresh is your fish? - Detection of histamine using Plastic Antibodies

Research Snippet #15 (August 14)- Rock and Roll – New research could optimise fracking process

Research Snippet #14 (August 14)- Speciation of Metal Salts Dissolved in Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents

Clearing information - August 2014

Leicester chemistry graduate heads east

Leicester chemistry graduate awarded Women of Influence Guild Scholarship - Emily Durham awarded prestigious scholarship

Major Science paper solves Heme biological mystery

Local school pupils to get a taste of research in chemistry

Chemistry Ph.D. Student Wins Leicester 3 minute thesis competition

Research Snippet #13 (June 14) – Lorries, Sat Navs and Air Pollution as featured on Radio 4 you and yours

Research Snippet #12 (May 14) - Size matters: Challenges in imprinting macromolecules

Research Snippet #11 (May 14) - Speeding Lorries through the urban environment

Research Snippet #10 (Apr 14) IR Band Profiling of Dichlorodifluoromethane in the Greenhouse Window

Research Snippett #9 (March 14) - Interdisciplinary Training and Research Programme for Innovative Doctorates in Forensic Science

SET for Britain poster award for Leicester chemist

Research Snippet #8 (March 14) - Longer lasting batteries

Research Snippet #7 (March 14) – Comparing air

Research Snippet #6 (Feb 14) - Chinese Media pick-up on air pollution and climate links

Research Snippet #5 (Feb 14) - Quantuized vortices in nanoscale superfluid helium

Leicester green chemist wins molten salt prize

Research Snippet #4 (Feb 14) – The three-legged stool of Atmospheric Chemistry

Universities truly are open for business

Research Snippet #3 (Jan 14) A New Analytical Technique to Characterise Dispersed Phases in Aerosols

Research Snippet #2 (Jan 14) - Giant magnetic moments in metal nanoparticles

University creates regional hub for evidence-based policing

Research Snippet #1 (Jan 14) - Super-excited aluminium atoms floating on liquid helium

Fighting Infection - Research Snippet #6 (18 Dec 2013)

Term ends with a bang!

Do metals keep time? - Research Snippet #5 (9 Dec 2013)

Eureka! Professor Monks to give talk on the "Whiff of Death"

Looking to increase the efficacy of cancer drugs - Research Snippet #4 (25 Nov 2013)

Removing the ink from fingerprints - Research Snippet #3 (18 Nov 2013)

Smelling atmospheres to death

New support to train the next generation of environmental researchers

Research Snippet #2 (Nov 13)

Research Snippet #1 (Nov 13) - Emma Raven wins discipline hopping award

Science departments win four Athena SWAN Awards - The department of chemistry is one of four University of Leicester science departments to receive Athena SWAN awards

Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change visits Department of Chemistry

Dr Jamieson visits CRUK Paterson Institute

Forensic science expertise at Conference in China - Dr John Bond is part of a team of forensic researchers who have been invited to a conference by the Chinese Government

Leicester postgraduates present research at PhD conference

Congratulations to the class of 2013 - The department celebrates the achievements of this year's graduates

Second Year Chemist Awarded RSC/Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Bursary - Ethan Cunningham receives funding to work in the Ellis group

Leicester Chemist Awarded RSC/Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Bursary - Moses Moustakim receives a bursary to work in the Jamieson group

Leicester chemist wins electrochemistry prize - Greg Forrest wins a prize at the recent Midlands Electrochemistry Group meeting

Leicester atmospheric chemist wins poster prize - Shane Barber wins the college prize at the University's festival of postgraduate research

Leicester Chemistry reaches Guardian top three - The Department of Chemistry climbs eight places in the 2014 Guardian league table for chemistry degree courses

Leicester chemist awarded Wellcome Trust Biomedical Scholarship

Leicester Professor awarded FLIP funding - Congratulations to Professor Emma Raven who has been awarded funding to exchange knowledge in different research environments.

Recycling rare earth elements using ionic liquids

Extra UCAS Visit Day arranged for 17th April 2013

Leicester chemist is name-dropped in American crime drama - Dr John Bond is mentioned in 'Rizzoli & Isles'

New PhD vacancy - Characterising the Coalescence Dynamics of Aerosol Droplets Using Laser Techniques and Mathematical Modelling

New postdoctoral opportunity in helium nanodroplet spectroscopy

Atmospheric Science in a Hospital Environment

Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water? - Leicester chemist enters RSC competition

Dr Li Liu Awarded Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship

Leicester Chemist features in Prestigious Christmas TV lectures - Professor Eric Hope provided his expertise in Fluorine Chemistry to the Royal Institution’s longstanding Christmas lecture series

Video - Reacting Fluorine with Caesium at the University of Leicester - Professor Eric Hope and Dr Peter Wothers react the most reactive metal in the periodic table (Caesium) with the most reactive non-metal (Fluorine).

Leicester wins Highly Commended award for Star Trek-style "Sick Bay" - University of Leicester researchers recognised at the Times Higher Education's 2012 awards

Egg-cellent: egg shell recycling project wins award - Collaboration between University researchers and Leicester food business wins innovation award

Leicester Chemist Wins RSC Prize - Natlie Corden wins RSC 2012 Prize in Analytical Chemistry

CityScan Detects Less Air Pollution Than Expected Over London Olympics - Leicester research group makes surprising finding during London Olympics

Leicester Chemists celebrate graduation

Dr Williams awarded University Teaching Fellowship - Dr Dylan P Williams has been awarded a fellowship in recognition of excellence in teaching.

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