News and Events

Chemistry New Student Orientation

DATE: Wednesday 5th September, 2018

VENUE:    LRC Auditorium


chem student orientation 2018




FST Culinary Challenge- Cooking Clean & Green

DATE: Tuesday 29th May, 2018

cooking clean adn green flyer

The Department of Chemistry is the winner of the first Faculty of Science and Technology Culinary Challenge- Cooking Clean & Green.

The team won with a menu of their signature herbed chicken, roasted potatoes, cinnamon plantains and fresh salad. Murtani was the spicy side dish using the secret ingredient- ochro.

The highlight of the Deparment's effort was the handmade, energy effiicient, wood-buring oven for preparing the meal.

Everyone pitched in one way or the other.

The trophy reminds us that cooking is Chemistry!


cook out winners 2018

The official team (l to r): Afraz Subratti, Jade Mohammed, Dr Terry Mohammed, Sharda Rambaran and Dr Nigel John


chemistry oven

The handmade oven


the winning meal

The winning spread for tasting




Departmental Seminar


TITLE: The twist-bend nematic phase

DATE: Wednesday 14th February, 2018

VENUE:    Chemistry Seminar Room East

TIME:     11:00 a.m.

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corrie imrie


Corrie Imrie received a BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Southampton in 1984, where he remained to complete a PhD under the supervision of Geoffrey Luckhurst, graduating in 1988. He spent a further two years in Aberdeen as a Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. In 1989 he moved to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst as an AFOSR Research Fellow in Frank Karasz’s group. Since 1992 he has been at the University of Aberdeen where he has held a number of roles including serving as Head of School. In 1993 he was awarded the British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist Prize, in 2011 the British Liquid Crystal Society Cyril Hilsum Medal, and in 2012, the International Liquid Crystal Society LG Display Award. In 2015 he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the College of Physical Sciences. He served as Chair of the British Liquid Crystal Society between 2007 and 2009. He is the Editor of the journal Liquid Crystals.




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