University of Cambridge CB2 Lew

University of Cambridge CB2 Lew

Address: Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EW


Friday 8am–5pm
Saturday 8am–5pm
Sunday Closed
Monday 8am–5pm
Tuesday 8am–5pm
Wednesday 8am–5pm
Thursday 8am–5pm

Phone: 01223 336300

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge is the chemistry department of the University of Cambridge. It was formed from a merger in the early 1980s of two separate departments that had moved into the Lensfield Road building decades earlier: the Department of Physical Chemistry (originally led by Professor Ronald Norrish FRS, Nobel Laureate) and the Department of Chemistry (that included theoretical chemistry and which was led by Lord Alexander R. Todd FRS, Nobel Laureate) respectively. Research interests in the department cover a broad of chemistry ranging from molecular biology to geophysics. The department is located on the Lensfield Road, next to the Panton Arms on the South side of Cambridge. As of 2015 the department is home to around 200 postdoctoral research staff, over 250 postgraduate students, around sixty academic staff.


The Department’s research is organised around five Research Interest Groups (RIGs):[3]

Senior Staff: Professors

As of 2015 the department employs 28 Professors including several Fellows of the Royal Society (FRS), Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) and Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) shown below:

Click here to see all the staff Professors