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EaStCHEM Research School

Chemistry plays an essential role in developing innovative solutions to some of the key challenges faced by modern society. EaStCHEM's world-leading research expertise impacts in key areas such as sustainability, energy, and the effective management of societal resources.

The Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh formed EaStCHEM in 2004 to combine the research activities of two of Scotland’s leading schools of chemistry. EaStCHEM is now recognised for excellence in both core and interdisciplinary chemistry with its wide-ranging research themes reflecting the relevance of modern chemistry in solving important global challenges and improving lives.

EaStCHEM ranked second in the REF 2014 'Power Table' with 80 academics submitted and 95% of research papers classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. The collaborative environment provided by EaStCHEM was assessed as excellent with all aspects rated as internationally or nationally leading.

The strength and ethos of EaStCHEM is particularly evident in the complementary instrumentation provided by both schools of chemistry resulting in the provision of exceptional state of the art facilities and instrumentation.

A molecular structure under high pressure
Our research covers a number of themes. Explore them all in this section.
Member of staff looking at a molecule
Contact details and profiles for our research staff members.
Researcher using an x-ray crystallography machine
The School of Chemistry has a wide range of research facilities. Along with our EaStCHEM partners at St Andrews we provide state-of-the-art instrumentation across all of our research areas.
Students outside the Joseph Black building
The College has developed a Research Ethics and Integrity framework that suits its disciplines. The School of Chemistry follows this framework.