Organisation 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

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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