Materials chemistry is a vibrant area of research at the OU. We have an extensive track record in working synergistically with both industrial and academic partners. Key themes of our research include research into catalysis, condensed matter theory, green chemistry and resource efficiency, nanomaterials and nanocomposites, organosilicon research, polymer chemistry and supramolecular chemistry.If you are working on a topic related to chemistry or materials research and would like to become a member or would be interested in hearing about seminars and events organised by the group, please send an email to the group convenor to be added to our email list.
To find out more about the researchers working in each of these areas, click on the links below.
A list of publications from the Chemistry and materials research cluster can be found here.Some members of our cluster are part of the Open University's Smart Materials group. A list of publications from the Smart Material group can be found here.