Organization profile

Organisation profile

WestCHEM, the joint Research School of Chemistry for the West of Scotland, was founded in 2005 as an internationally leading Research School in Chemical Sciences, delivering forefront chemistry research in state-of-the-art laboratories, and educating tomorrow's leaders through chemistry.

WestCHEM Research Themes

WestCHEM research cuts across the full range of topics in modern chemistry, and is grouped into six general areas:

  • Catalysis & Synthesis
  • Chemical Biology, Molecular Medicine, Synthetic Biology
  • Complex Chemical Systems
  • Dynamics and structure
  • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry

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    Research Output

    • 34 Article
    • 1 Conference contribution book
    • 1 Short survey

    Photo-oxidation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) films intended for photovoltaic backsheet

    Horne, F. J., Liggat, J. J., MacDonald, W. A. & Sankey, S. W., 5 May 2020, In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 137, 17, 18 p., 48623.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Broadband near-IR absorbing Au-dithiolene complexes bearing redox-active oligothiophene ligands

    Wright, I. A., Wilson, C., Coles, S. J. & Skabara, P. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 1, p. 107-116 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Crystal growth of the acentric organic nonlinear optical material methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate: morphological variations in crystals grown by physical vapor transport

    Hou, W., Ristic, R. I., Srinivasan, K., Vrcelj, R. M., Hammond, R. B., Sheen, D. B. & Sherwood, J. N., 2 Oct 2019, In : Crystal Growth and Design. 19, 10, p. 5505-5515 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)


    Best Speaker Prize

    Marc Reid (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)