Welcome to Williams Research Group website. These pages provide some introduction to our latest news, research interests, academic publications, group members, outreach and engagement activities and information on how to apply to join us.
Our research focusses on sustainable chemistry, carbon dioxide utilization, catalysis, polymer chemistry, materials, inorganic/coordination and organometallic chemistry. We are a diverse, multi-national and multi-disciplinary team whose objective is to provide innovative solutions to major global and environmental challenges. We work in modern synthesis laboratories in the chemistry research laboratory and have specialist laboratories equipped to scale and monitor polymerizations, process and understand polymer properties for a wide range of applications. Our polymers are used as plastics, elastics, adhesives, surfactants, coatings, in solid state batteries, consumer products, electronics and many more. All our polymers are designed to be renewably sourced, show excellent properties for their target application and to be fully recyclable after use. We work with many different academic partners to solve these problems across fields, including engineering, materials science, computing, environmental economics, policy and law. We also often work in partnership with industries, businesses, charities and with individuals motivated by sustainability challenges. Our team regularly undertaken outreach and engagement activities, including Charlotte's work with professional societies to provide future technology policy briefings.