About us

In 2019, the University of Nottingham received support to deliver the next phase of our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry.  Developed in collaboration with Industry and as a partnership of several disciplines including chemistry, engineering, biosciences, computer science and business, the renewed CDT, entitled Atoms-2-Products, aims to train students in the development of sustainable products and processes for the chemistry-using industries. Our expanded centre will deliver projects and training that will empower our graduates to tackle some of societies most pressing challenges, including the design and sustainable production of performance molecules, functional materials, and energy resilient manufacturing systems.

The defining principle that has driven the co-creation of the CDT training programme is a shared vision and commitment to foster a new generation of champions for sustainable chemistry – these individuals will be equipped with the skills and experience to lead chemistry and the chemical-using industries towards a more sustainable future.

The CDT welcomes applications from science graduates and professionals with chemistry, engineering, computer science or life/bioscience backgrounds, who are interested in learning more about sustainability in the terms of molecules and chemicals-based supply chains. The programme is designed to provide students with the technical and theoretical competencies to equip them for a leading career in the chemical user community.

You can help deliver world class doctoral research training in sustainable chemistry, in the fantastic surroundings of the University of Nottingham.

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of Sustainable Chemistry.


CDT Cohort Building Event 2019

CDT Cohort Building Event 2019

13 Aug 2019

CDT Cohorts come together for their annual team building event in the Peak District - by Neelam Mughal


Cohort 6 Induction


Sep 2019

Cohort 6 Induction

26 Sep 2019

First year students prepare to start CDT programme at the Cohort 6 Induction event.


Wonder 2019 - celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table

Wonder 2019 - celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table

26 Jun 2019

Our students enjoy discussing sustainable chemistry and engineering with members of the general public in Nottingham.