UoG is one of the most prestigious in the UK, with over 550 years of achievement the University (established in 1451) is the fourth oldest in the UK. In recent history the Chemistry Department of Glasgow has had four Noble Prizes associated with the members who have worked in the Department and today the Department is going from strength to strength, most importantly through the WestCHEM Research School.
The WestCHEM Research School combines research activity in both the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Chemistry Departments and together includes more than 60 research-active academics, and an overall graduate school of more than 200 Ph.D. students. Established in July 2005, WestCHEM provides a vehicle for a sustainable internationally excellent Research School in chemical sciences, and operates in the core areas of Chemistry and at interfaces with biological, medicinal, physical and materials sciences.
The School has a current research income of around 40 million € from a wide range of sources including the national research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC), industry, charities, Government and the EU. WestCHEM has been very successful in attracting recent funding of 5 M € to establish a National Centre for Physical Organic Chemistry, in partnership with the Institute of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences. WestCHEM is renowned for its internationally leading and ground breaking research and is one of the top Chemistry research schools in the UK, as shown by the recent UK research assessment exercise.
Dr. Lee Cronin will be the scientific responsible for UoG.