Pure And Applied Chemistry

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry has one of the largest chemistry research schools in the UK. Research topics range from analytical chemistry to materials science and from biological chemistry to theoretical chemistry.

Research is well supported by industry, government, research councils, the EU and charitable foundations. Extensive networks of national and international collaborations exist in all fields.

The department contributes to collaborative drug research through PharmaLinks (external link) and the Strathclyde Institute for Drug Research (external link).

The research carried out in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry spans a very wide range of topics, and many of the staff are involved in collaborations with one another and with industrial sponsors.

WestCHEM (external link) is the joint research school of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. In the latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise, 70% of WestCHEM researchers were rated as Internationally Excellent.

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Polymers Chemical Compounds
Ligands Chemical Compounds
Metals Chemical Compounds
Molecules Chemical Compounds
Raman scattering Chemical Compounds
Amides Chemical Compounds
Lithium Chemical Compounds
Alkali Metals Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2002 2023

Research Output 1976 2019

Open Access
Nitrogen fixation
Alkali Metals
Alkali metals

Fusing spectral and textural information in near-infrared hyperspectral imaging to improve green tea classification modelling

Mishra, P., Nordon, A., Mohd Asaari, M. S., Lian, G. & Redfern, S., 19 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Food Engineering. 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

green tea
image analysis
Principal Component Analysis

3D matters! 3D-RISM and 3D convolutional neural network for accurate bioaccumulation prediction

Sosnin, S., Misin, M., Palmer, D. S. & Fedorov, M. V., 19 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 30, 7 p., 32LT03

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

molecular theory
Spatial distribution
Neural networks
spatial distribution


Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, Germany

Aruna Ivaturi (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Analytical Bioscience Group Travel Award

Lynn Dennany (Recipient), 20 Jun 2012

Prize: To be assigned

Analytical Grand Prix Fellowship

Duncan Graham (Recipient), Oct 2002

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 1991 2019

Queen Mary University of London

Cormack, P. (Invited speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Scottish High Field NMR Centre Symposium

Parkinson, J. (Participant)
8 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Chemical Education Research Network North 19

Essex, J. (Participant), Dennany, L. (Participant), Allan, P. (Participant)
4 Apr 20195 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of special symposia


A unique computer technology for the accelerated discovery of drugs that “shape-shift” proteins refocuses and expands a U.S. Drug Discovery company

Mark Dufton (Participant), John N. Wilson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services


Bee venom research drives industrial Drug Discovery initiative in Republic of Korea

Mark Dufton (Participant), David Watson (Participant), John Parkinson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

DNA policy and practice

Jim Fraser (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation