Description: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry departments in the world, offering world-class teaching along with 80+ research groups at the cutting-edge of experimentation, commercialization, and fundamental science. The latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise confirmed that Oxford Chemistry has the highest “power rating” (breadth and depth of science) in the UK. The Department has played a key role in shaping the modern world, with contributions ranging from the lithium-ion battery to the blood-glucose sensor and from historical breakthroughs in crystallography to the advent of personal medicine with DNA technology. Our researchers are currently engaged in a number of innovative themes of work address and are poised to address global challenges in areas such as healthcare, climate and energy solutions, clean water and food supply, next-generation communications, transport and computing. For more information on our research, please visit http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/researchthemes.asp.