Chemical Sciences research work at Heriot-Watt encompasses a wide field in response to the needs of a modern technological society. The broad spectrum of interests of the research staff ranges from fundamental aspects of pure chemistry to interdisciplinary areas which involve interactions with physics, biochemistry and applied science. ICS has excellent facilities that support research and research suites have been created for high resolution multinuclear NMR, X-ray crystallography (both single-crystal and powder), laser science, solid state and computational chemistry. Each of these areas has attracted major research funding.
Research in ICS is divided into four main research groupings:
- Dynamics and Structure
- Materials Chemistry
- Molecular Chemistry
- Biological Chemistry
To view individual staff members research interests, see our full list of staff members
Enquiries regarding positions in the postgraduate school should be directed in the first instance to the Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Prof. Matt Costen.
Institute of Chemical Sciences
William Perkin Building
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Phone: 0131 451 8035
There is also an online application form for postgraduate study and research at Heriot-Watt University available.