As one of the premier chemistry departments in the world, with six associated Nobel laureates, the Department continues to build its reputation for producing world-leading and cutting edge research in the molecular sciences.

Undergraduate chemistry students are immediately immersed in this research intensive environment and can make valuable contributions to research groups and programmes via research project work both within their formal degree programmes and as elective experiences, e.g. via the College’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP).

As a consequence, each year many chemistry undergraduates contribute substantially to the research output of the department. This is evidenced by the impressive range of excellent research publications they co-author as a result of their important contributions to the advancement of the discipline. These include ‘first author’ papers, which signify that the undergraduate in question was the major contributor to the described science. Some recent achievements are collected here.