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EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry offers a four-year programme designed to equip the students with a comprehensive set of skills required for a career in academia and industry.

The first year of the CDT programme is designed to provide the students with high-level foundation training involving formal lectures, workshops, technical and lab skills training and transferrable skills training.

During their first year on the programme the students will, supported by the CDT staff and academics from the fields of Chemistry, Engineering and Biosciences, develop their main research project. They will produce a comprehensive literature review, research project proposal, present the proposal to a panel of experts, undertake a mini research project, (feasibility study) and write a project report.

Our first year training involves the following areas:

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Energy and Feedstocks
  • Sustainable Synthesis Chemical and Biological Approaches
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Chemistry in Silico
  • From Bench to the Bank 1
  • Sustainability in Action
  • Innovation and Technology Transfer
  • Innovation and Society

Training courses and workshops:

  • Engineering for Scientists
  • Process Design and Life Cycle Analysis
  • Professional/Transferable Skills
  • Writing a Research Proposal
  • From Proposal to Pitch
  • Effective Presentations
  • CDT/DTP Professional Skills Module
  • Outreach and Science Communication
  • Professional Skills Courses offered by the Graduate School

The first year assessment involves the following stages:

  • Literature Review
  • Project Proposal
  • Proposal Presentation
  • Mini Research Project
  • Project Report
  • Project Viva


Women in Chemistry Conference

Women in Chemistry Conference

10 Mar 2019

CDT students celebrate International Womens day by holding a hugely successful Women in Chemistry conference.


What’s in your waste?


Apr 2019

What’s in your waste?

25 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019

EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry welcomes members of the general public to an evening of panel discussions and debate on the topic of waste. Join the panellists and learn how to deal with and reduce your waste.


CDT at the Festival of Science and Curiosity 2019

CDT at the Festival of Science and Curiosity 2019

25 Feb 2019

Celebrating Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths with interactive events across Nottingham.