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Welcome from the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) to the School of Chemistry, a partner School in the Dublin Chemistry (DubChem) Initiative

Welcome to the Dublin Chemistry Graduate Programme 2022/23

Chemistry is a pivotal discipline that lies at the crossroads of biological and physical sciences. Chemistry underpins our understanding of the world around us and in doing so helps shape a better future for everyone.  As postgraduate students you are at the frontier, working with world-class staff and facilities, creating new knowledge and making exciting discoveries.  The modern Ph.D. student is much more than just a specialist in a very narrow area. Today’s graduate must have a broad overview of the science, well-developed problem-solving skills, the confidence to tackle a range of projects outside their particular area of expertise, and be able to communicate their results to both the scientific and lay communities.

With this in mind, the leading Schools of Chemistry in Ireland have come together to develop a new frontier in graduate education and training in chemistry.  With over forty team leaders, Dublin Chemistry offers young scientists the opportunity to conduct wide-ranging high-level research in areas such as synthetic and computational chemistry, nanochemistry, advanced materials, biological and medicinal chemistry and much, much more. Importantly, this research is supported by advanced level chemistry graduate modules and training in instrumental techniques as well as modules in communication, presentation and how to carry out effective research.

The programme is organized through the Dublin Chemistry Management Committee, which meets regularly, is particularly receptive to student input, and is supported by the annual meeting of the Dublin Chemistry Steering Committee.

Combining innovative research and structured graduate modules, we seek to continue to nurture the next generation of scientists, who will bring new solutions to society by their enhanced understanding and control of new molecules and materials with novel physical or biological properties.

Stephen Connon
Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate),

School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin