Meet our Community
Our welcoming, inclusive and friendly student and staff community is particularly important to us in the Department of Chemistry.
Come and meet some of our staff and students virtually, through our videos below.
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: 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
Meet our staff: Professor Paul Lickiss
Paul Lickiss explains his silicon-based research interests and role 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.
Meet our Staff 4
Meet our Staff: Dr Ben Schumann
Hear Ben discuss his research between Chemistry and The Crick Institute
Meet our Staff: Professor Rob Law
Prof Law talks about his role as Senior Tutor and research in NMR.
Senior Tutor in Chemistry and Professor of Biological Materials, Rob Law, discusses his role in pastoral support for students and his research in solid-state NMR.
Meet our Staff: Professor Milo Shaffer
Milo talks about his research in synthesis of structured materials.
Milo Shaffer, Professor of Materials Chemistry, discusses his research in nanomaterials and their synthesis and properties.
Meet our Staff: Professor Ramon Vilar
Ramon discusses his undergraduate teaching and research in medicinal chemistry
Hear Ramon Vilar, Professor of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry, talk about his undergraduate teaching, including role in the Make a Difference competition, and his research using chemical tools to investigate biological function and use of metals in drugs.