Our Division was established in 1974 after several successful events that brought together physical chemists nationally. To date, the Division continues to serve all those teaching and researching in physical chemistry and supports equity, diversity and inclusion in all divisional activities.

The Division spans all aspects of physical, computational and theoretical chemistry.

Our Purpose

The Division’s mission is to:

  • Provide opportunities to Division members to network at national and international levels
  • Enable Division members to showcase their latest research results and achievements
  • Offer professional development opportunities to its members
  • Promote career paths in physical chemistry to students
  • recognise the achievements of students, early career and leading researchers in physical chemistry.

Regular Events

Our Physical Division is very active in holding regular events. Highlights include:

  • We hold regular divisional meetings and student conferences to promote the research and teaching of physical chemistry. These events enable our members to strengthen existing networks and develop new opportunities.
  • Physical Chemistry Division Conference - The main focus of this meeting is to give students the opportunity to present their work, practice their presentation skills, and network with peers in the physical chemistry community. Conference themes include spectroscopy, computational chemistry, and the physical chemistry of solutions, surfaces, and interfaces. All levels, from undergraduate to PhD, are encouraged to attend. Academics and postdocs are welcome too!

Divisional Committee


Prof David Wilson

Secretary Dr Laura McKemmish
Treasurer Prof Alison Funston
Conference Organiser Dr Christopher Stewart Hansen
Communications Dr Peter C. Sherrell
Student Representative Oisin Shiels

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