Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2021: We are delighted to achieve 97.9% world leading and internationally excellent research publication ratings - a fantastic achievement given it is a new department with environment actively being built.

Chemistry research at Swansea University is pioneering multidisciplinary technology development in key themes of energy and environment; health; new and advanced molecules and polymers; nanotechnologies and advanced materials. These research initiatives transcend the traditional discipline boundaries, integrate the core areas of inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistries and intersect with other scientific disciplines, medicine and engineering.

Our international research spans everything from surface science using molecular beams and spectroscopic techniques, to novel nanoparticle drug delivery systems to innovative plastic recycling techniques, polymer synthesis, energy storage, semiconductor devices and novel inorganic materials for opto-electronics. We collaborate closely with industry to translate our research into real-world applications and commercialisation.