Chemistry Community

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Welcome to your Chemistry Community: a network for alumni, students, faculty and friends from the School of Chemistry and part of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Community.

Whether a student, recent graduate or seasoned alumnus, let us know where you are and what you are doing.



Contact us

EPS Alumni Office
College of Engineering and
Physical Sciences
Gisbert Kapp
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom  

Connect with us today to keep up to date with the latest news, find old friends or join us at one of our events.


You are welcome to attend our seminars that take place regularly during term time. Keep an eye on our events page for details of forthcoming talks.

Community news

Artificial proteins could bring the next biological revolution – starting with MRI

Scientists and engineers have looked to nature for their inspiration for centuries. The field of biomimetics uses ideas from nature to solve complex human challenges. Synthetic biology, a more recent concept, focuses on the design of artificial devices or systems with biological or "bio-like" functions. This covers a wide range of applications – but perhaps the most fascinating biological "device" we could wish to emulate is the protein.

Using waste matter to make important nanostructured carbon

Biomass, particularly agricultural, industrial and food waste, is an attractive resource as it is often of zero or even negative value to the producer. For a materials chemist, it is a treasure trove of complex biological chemicals such as cellulose and lignin. In our research, we discover ways to convert these biological materials into materials for a wide range of potential applications, such as water treatment or batteries.

Cutting funding for basic scientific research would be a big mistake

For all the exciting stories and developments that basic science research produces, there is one question that the public never tires of asking: "What are the possible applications of that discovery?" or "What is the value of your research?"
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Alumni profiles

  • Matthew Barton
    Partner, Forresters, BSc. (Hons) Chemistry with Analytical Science (1998), PhD Chemistry (2001)
  • Stuart James Cantrill
    Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry at Nature Publishing Group, BSc in Chemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry, 1996, MPhil in Chemistry, 1997
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