Materials Chemistry Division (MCD)


We are open to all RSC members and provide a society wide grouping for members working in the interdisciplinary field of Materials Chemistry. We promote Materials Chemistry as a key area that underpins many fundamental aspects of science and technology.

We provide a home within the RSC for any member with an interest in the properties, function or processing of materials; from solid state, photonic and nano-materials to polymers, liquid crystals and soft solids.

We organise a range of activities including the series of Materials Chemistry conferences, support regional meetings, work with other Divisions to arrange Discussion Meetings, and support our community through our small grant and travel grant schemes.

Why not find out more about some of the things that we are doing to support and champion Materials Chemistry.



Professor Mark Weller

Materials Chemistry Division Council

Council members, strategy



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Information for Interest Groups

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Focus on Activities

Remit, interest groups and other related links



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Materials Chemistry Events

Events of interest to the Materials Chemistry community




Funding available from RSC Divisions

Information about the Small Grants for Scientific Activities

Scientific Meetings Grant

Funding of up to £2000 to support community-led scientific meetings



Information about Travel Grants for PhD Students and Post-doctoral Researchers

Travel Grants for PhD Students and Early Career Scientists

Funding to support participation by PhD students and early-career scientists in scientific meetings


Materials Chemistry Division In Focus


We recognise those who are advancing excellence across the chemical sciences. From technicians to researchers, teachers to entrepreneurs; whether you are at the start of your career in the chemical sciences or have served our community for a number of years, we want to celebrate and reward your work.


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Prizes & Awards

Rewarding excellence, Gaining Recognition




12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12), 20 - 23 July 2015, University of York, UK

12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12)

20 - 23 July 2015, University of York, UK



RSC Materials Chemistry Division Strategy for the period 2015-2018

MDC aims to promote Materials Chemistry as a key area that underpins many fundamental aspects of science and technology