About the centre

We aim to use chemical principles, science and technology to tackle global issues and problems that directly impact on sustainability.

Centre for Green Chemical Science members
Centre for Green Chemical Science members

Green Chemical Science is the use of chemical principles, science and technology to advance society in ways that are benign to the environment and sustainable for the foreseeable future. It seeks to tackle global issues of pollution and sustainability through studies in catalysis, synthesis, toxicology, analytical methodology, materials science and biochemistry.

At the Centre for Green Chemical Science (CGCS), we focus on research, education, links with industry and outreach in Green Chemical Science and sustainability.

Our mission is to provide the foundations for a sustainable future by promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary research, education and public engagement in Green Chemical Science. 

Professor L. James Wright Centre for Green Chemical Science

We welcome all students who have an interest in Green Chemical Science. The CGCS current offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Green Chemical Science Specialisation. This programme will provide students with the skills to develop solutions for complex, multidisciplinary sustainability problems.

From 2020, we will also offer postgraduate specialisations in Green Chemical Science (PGDiploma, BSc(Hons), BAdvSci(Hons) and MSc), and a postgraduate level course focussing on advanced principles in Green Chemical Science and research (CHEM 760).

We conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary research in Green Chemical Science. The centre has over 25 members from the faculties of Science, Engineering, and Medical and Health Sciences. Our research focuses on areas of water quality and pollution prevention, sustainable synthesis, catalysis, valorisation of waste and renewable energy. We are keen to talk with students who want to conduct research in Green Chemical Science as well as industrial and other partners interested in identifying sustainable solutions based on new green chemical science technologies.

On behalf of all our members, I am very pleased to welcome you to the Centre for Green Chemical Science. We very much look forward to interacting with you in the near future!

Professor L. James Wright
Director, Centre for Green Chemical Science