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 Students visit AstraZeneca

CDT Students visit AstraZeneca

13 Feb 2019

Cohort 5 students were pleased to be invited to visit the AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield.


Cohort 5 Dragons’ Den


Apr 2019

Cohort 5 Dragons’ Den

04 Apr 2019 - 05 Apr 2019

The event features project proposal presentations from Cohort 5 as well as workshops on ingenuity and responsible research.


Exploring the Chemistry of Beer

Exploring the Chemistry of Beer

30 Oct 2018

CDT students organise a beer-themed event involving talks and practical demonstrations in Nottingham pub.