Life in our community
Our welcoming, inclusive and friendly student and staff community is particularly important to us in the Department of Chemistry.
Learn about our dedicated teaching hub and world class research facility, and hear from some staff and students virtually, through our videos below.
South Kensington is our main campus and it is here that most undergraduate teaching activity takes place in our dedicated, world class teaching hub.
The campus is a compact site in the heart of 'Albertopolis' and is home to a huge range of architectural styles as well as beautiful landscaped green space, with our famous Queen's Tower at the heart of campus.
Our students spend most time in the Chemistry Building, with access to a range of faciltiies, workspaces and common room, as well as access to our helpful undergraduate office contacts and teaching fellows!
Molecular Sciences Research Hub
In 2018 many of the Department's activities moved into a custom-built facility at Imperial's new White City Campus. This landmark building has been designed to support our vision for chemistry. It gives us the additional space and flexible infrastructure needed to realise the potential for major advances in the chemical and molecular sciences.
All our students' final year research projects take place in this amazing facility - the most expensive Chemistry building in the world - where we are actively investing in your future.
The student perspective
Calum - recent Chemistry graduate
Calum talks about his experience as a recent Chemistry graduate.
Hear Calum Patel talk about his experience as an undergraduate, after recently graduating with MSci Chemistry with a Year in Industry.
Chen - third year undergraduate
Third year Chemistry undergraduate Chen, talks about her work and studies.
Chen Dai, a third year undergraduate talks about her time and research in the Department of Chemistry.
Haruka - third year undergraduate
Haruka talks about the first three years of her Chemistry studies.
Hear Haruka Sakurai reflect on the first three years of her MSci Chemistry with a Year in Industry degree.
Meet our staff
Meet our staff: Dr Nick Brooks
Nick talks about his Head of Teaching role and research
Listen to Dr Nick Brooks, Head of Physical Chemistry Teaching, talk about his involvement in undergraduate education and his research in structure and mechanics of biological membranes.
Meet our staff: Sara Thayammal
Sara talks about student-facing role in the teaching lab
Sara Thayammal talks about her role as a Senior Teaching Technician in the Perkin Synthetic Chemistry teaching lab, and student support.
Meet our staff: Professor Richard Templar
Richard discusses his teaching and role at the Grantham Institute
Hear Richard Templar, Professor of Chemical Physics, talk about his first-year undergraduate teaching, his research in to lipids and his role as Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute (Climate Change and the Environment).
Meet our staff: Dr Luke Delmas
Luke discusses his teaching roles in Chemistry.
Dr Luke Delmas, a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, introduces his roles in the Chemical Kitchen, and other labs and student opportunities.
Meet our staff: Professor Tony Cass
Tony discusses his teaching and research roles in the department.
Tony Cass, Professor of Chemical Biology, discusses his undergraduate teaching in biological chemistry, and research into biosensor devices.
Meet our Staff 2
Meet our staff: Dr Laura Patel
Laura explains her varied teaching roles in Chemistry.
Principal Teaching Fellow, Dr Laura Patel, discusses her interests and highlights of her role in undergraduate teaching, and the curriculum review.
Meet our staff: Professor Nick Long
Nick discusses his teaching and research in inorganic chemistry.
Prof. Nick Long, Sir Edward Frankland BP Chair in Inorganic Chemistry, discusses his varying research areas in inorganic materials and imaging, and his involvement in undergraduate teaching.
Meet our staff: Dr Jakub Radzikowski
Jakub introduces his role in design and development of the Chemical Kitchen
Listen to Dr Jakub Radzikowski, Culinary Education Designer, introduce his unique role in the design, development and coordination of the innovative and interdisciplinary Chemical Kitchen.
Meet our staff: Dr Marina Kuimova
Marina introduces her interests in spectroscopy and photochemistry.
Dr Marina Kuimova, Reader in Chemical Physics, introduces her research interests in photochemistry and spectroscopy and related undergraduate teaching.
Meet our staff: Professor Paul Lickiss
Paul Lickiss explains his silicon-based research interests and role in sustainability.
Listen to Paul Lickiss, Professor of Organometallic Chemistry, explain his research in porous solids and organosilicon compounds in organic synthesis, and role as Imperial College's Academic Leader in Sustainability.
Meet our Staff 3
Meet our staff: Dr Artem Bakulin
Hear Artem discuss his research and teaching at the Chemistry-Physics interface.
Dr Artem Bakulin, Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, discusses his research as an experimental physicist working on organic molecules, and teaching in physical chemistry.
Meet our Staff: Dr Maxie Roessler
Maxie explains her research interests in enzyme chemistry
Senior Lecturer, Dr Maxie Roessler, explains her research into the redox chemistry of enzymes and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR).
Meet our staff: Dr Simon Gerrard
Hear Simon discuss his research interests and undergraduate teaching role.
Dr Simon Gerrard, Senior Teaching Fellow and UG Admissions Tutor, discusses his previous research interests in DNA-related chemistry, and current roles in Admissions and Outreach, and undergraduate teaching.
Meet our staff: Dr Laura Barter
Laura introduces her research in to chemical biology and agrisciences
Listen to Dr Laura Barter, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, introduce her research interests in chemical biology related to plants and agriscience, and her teaching responsibilities.
Meet our staff: Professor John Seddon
Listen to John discuss his research and teaching, and role in student support.
Professor of Chemical Physics and Deputy Head of the department, John Seddon discusses his role as Faculty Senior Tutor, his undergraduate teaching and research interests in soft matter systems.