Solid State Chemistry Group

RSC Solid State Chemistry

The Solid State Chemistry Group is one of the RSC'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.


The group covers a wide range of interests in the area of solid state chemistry including:
  • magnetism
  • catalysis
  • conducting solids
  • energy technologies
  • solid state synthesis
  • and structural chemistry  

Group members employ a wide range of experimental and computational techniques in their research, including:

  • diffraction techniques
  • X-ray and electron spectroscopies
  • microscopy
  • magnetic studies
  • electrochemistry
  • catalytic studies
  • atomistic simulation
  • molecular dynamics
  • and ab initio methods 


The Group supports the international materials chemistry conference (MC series), as well as organising two group conferences each year:
  • Easter (Mansfield College, Oxford) - a themed meeting, with a topical theme of interest to group members being chosen each year.
  • Christmas (the location is changed each year) - a general conference encompassing the full interests of the group.   

Both conferences are well attended and the group encourages student members to present talks and posters, and in order to do so, student registration costs are subsidised.


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.

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

RSC Solid State Chemistry Group Student Bursary Application form
Financial support to promising postgraduate students to attend important solid state chemistry conferences in the UK or abroad. The completed form should be returned to the Group Secretary following the call for applications.
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Annual Report 2018
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Related Links

Link icon Solid State Chemistry Group Website
Solid State Chemistry Group Website

Link icon MyRSC Solid State 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