Applied Materials Chemistry

Applied Materials Chemistry

The Applied Materials Chemistry Group is one of the Royal Society of Chemistry's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.

This group focuses on industrial uses and opportunities for "effect" materials (ie materials which significantly enhance or determine the performance of a product), covering application areas, which include:

  • selective adsorption, protection and controlled delivery of actives
  • fuel additives
  • consumer goods applications (detergents, toiletries, healthcare etc)
  • nuclear industry uses
  • surface coatings
  • water and waste treatment
  • polymers and composites
  • catalysts and catalyst supports
  • fire retardants
  • ceramics and glass 


We also have an online community, which is based on MyRSC, for anyone who shares our interests.

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Is There Anyone Out There?

This creation of this resource was supported by the group as part of the International Year of Chemistry Challenge in 2012. This resource for teachers was funded by the UK Space Agency and developed by ESERO-UK and CIEC Promoting Science. 

The resource is based upon the quest to discover more about our solar system through space projects such as the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme and NASA’s Curiosity mission, which seek to gather evidence of conditions that may have supported life on the planet Mars. The children take on the role of space scientists and engineers to discover more about Mars and to undertake activities organised into three themes: Life, Landscape and Landing. This introduces the children to a range of challenges each requiring the use of scientific enquiry, discussion and problem solving.

Join this Interest Group

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Downloadable Files

Annual report 2018
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Is There Anyone Out There?
Free science investigation pack for teachers
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Related Links

Link icon Applied Materials Chemistry Group Website
Find out more about the work of the group including reports on past events.

Link icon Is There Anyone Out There?
Link to National STEM Centre Resource

Link icon MyRSC Applied Materials Chemistry Group
You will be required to register for MyRSC, then you can sign up to become a member of this group

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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141