Working with Industry

The Department of Chemistry aims to carry out world-leading advances in fundamental chemistry that lead to transformative changes in both our understanding and knowledge of chemistry and also in the applications of that knowledge to global problems in healthcare, energy, security, environment, food and water supply.

Our industrial partners are diverse, including major companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, specialist materials and thin films, energy, petrochemicals and fuel additives, agrochemical, fragrance, healthcare technologies, analytical, electronic, cosmetic, food, automobile, and instrumentation manufacturing sectors. We also have strong collaborations with the NHS and other public sector organisations.

Through establishing strong links with industry we seek to identify the key industrial applications that these fundamental advances will lead to, as well as to identify intellectually challenging problems faced by industry that we can work to address.   We also seek to ensure that there is a steady flow of our highly trained undergraduates and postgraduates into industry and business, and that our undergraduates are instilled with sufficient entrepreneurial qualities to establish their own businesses when appropriate.


Interact with us:

Collaboration Opportunities Services to Industry Training
Consultancy Sponsorship Commercialisation


Industry Newsletter:

Want to keep up-to-date with Oxford Chemistry's industrial interactions? Subscribe to our bi-annual Industry Newsletter!

Issue 7 - Dec 2018

Issue 6 - June 2018

Issue 5 - Dec 2017

Issue 4 - July 2017

Issue 3 - Dec 2016

Issue 2 - June 2016 

Issue 1 - Jan 2016


Solutions for our Future Film from the Chemical Industries Association:

This film explores the value of the chemical industry and the importance of investment in innovation, research and safety.  Highlighted from Oxford Chemistry are the Oxford-SCG Centre of Excellence with Director Dermot O'Hare, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthesis for Biology and Medicine with Director Martin Smith and Oxford Nanopore with co-Founder Hagan Bayley.  Watch here.

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