Future-proofing chemists

ROAR is developing a new approach to training scientists with skills in chemical synthesis, analytical science, automation/robotics, reaction engineering and mathematical/data analysis.

Future-proofing chemists


Analytical Tools, sensors, controllers, programming synthesis, data collection and curation


Data-mining, design-of-experiments, parallel experimentation, statistical and multivariate analysis, machine learning

Future-proofing chemists


Reactor design, flow and batch chemistry, kinetic analysis, transfer processes, process intensification, LCA


Kinetic analysis and modelling, identify reactive intermediates, theoretical modelling of reaction pathways

ROAR Fellows Programme

Launching in July 2022, the ROAR Fellows Programme will provide weekly advanced level training in the ROAR facility over a period of 6 months to a small group of doctoral and post-doctoral students who will complete a short case study to enhance their own research. This is a unique and highly selective opportunity to accelerate the journey to power user level ROAR access.​ As they progress through the programme, ROAR Fellows will be encouraged to use their new skills to support and collaborate with novice ROAR users from their research groups.

Learn more about the ROAR Fellows Programme here.

MRes in Advanced Molecular Synthesis

Our MRes in Advanced Molecular Synthesis trains students in designing molecules and synthesising them in an efficient manner on a meaningful timescale. This multidisciplinary programme combines a 9-month project of original research with courses and training in the latest approaches designed to automate, analyse and understand synthetic processes. Through ROAR our students have access to world leading facilities, and an expert training programme.

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Synthesis & Reaction Technology

Starting in 2019, the CDT in Next Generation Synthesis and Reaction Technology is directed by Prof Mimi Hii (Director of ROAR) and will work in close contact with the ROAR facility.

The CDT assembles a multi-disciplinary team of internationally-leading researchers at Imperial College, augmented by recent investments in state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment and facilities (ROAR, Agilent measurement suite), to produce well-rounded individuals who can tackle challenges of synthesis in the coming decades.

If you want to know more about this CDT, or would like to get involved as either a student or a supervisor, visit the website or contact the director Prof Mimi Hii.