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ScotCHEM is the strategic alliance for chemical sciences in Scotland – enabling knowledge exchange, research & translation, growing the chemical industries, delivering the skills needed for future jobs and engaging with communities

Connecting the chemical sciences through knowledge exchange and partnerships


ScotCHEM connects key sectors and brokers partnerships to support and grow chemical sciences education and engagement, research and innovation, and the chemical industries in Scotland. Together, its members deliver at scale, collaborate across sectors, and collectively build recognition of the value of chemical sciences.

Join an amazing lineup of speakers at the 2023 ScotCHEM Polymers and Soft Materials Conference

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Full Conference Programme available NOW – ScotCHEM Polymer Conference 2023 PROGRAMME



Dr Amit Kumar ‘Homogeneous (De)hydrogenative Catalysis for A Circular Economy’ – University of St Andrews

Dr Ruaraidh McIntosh ‘Balancing Sustainability with Activity in Polymerisation Catalysis’ – Heriot Watt University

Dr Paul Hunt ‘Practicality of Making Sustainable Polymers’ – Croda International

Dr Emily Draper ‘Using Supramolecular Assembly for Flexible Organic Materials’ – University of Glasgow

Prof Mike Ingleson ‘Electrophilic borylation as a route to generate deep LUMO / near IR-emitting small molecules and polymers’ – University of Edinburgh

Dr Ketan Pancholi ‘Magnetic Polymer Nanocomposites Incorporating Metal-Organic Frameworks: Tailored Synthesis for Targeted Applications’ – Robert Gordon University

Dr Ross Minty ‘The role of residual stress at the fibre-matrix interface in composite materials’ – University of Strathclyde



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Bringing together industry, researchers and policymakers to identify opportunities to grow Scotland’s Hydrogen Economy


Welcome to all new students joining our chemistry departments

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Barriers to decarbonising the chemical industries

In May this year, we brought together key stakeholders from industry, academia, government and the NGO sector to identify key barriers to the decarbonisation of the chemical industries, and potential solutions to those barriers.

ScotCHEM is now working with various partners to drive outcomes from the meeting.

You can download the meeting report here:

Barriers to decarbonising the chemical industries 27_May_2022 – Summary Outcomes LR



Just Transition to a Net Zero Carbon Society

ScotCHEM was pleased to partner with RIS, KTN, ETP and SRPe to deliver the 3rd workshop in the series: Just Transition to a Net Zero Carbon Society. The report from the workshop can be accessed here together with the reports from workshops one and two.



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