Solid Surfaces Group

The Solid Surfaces 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.


To promote the understanding of interfacial phenomena, by means of both fundamental and applied research into the properties and characteristics of solid surfaces, and acts as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas within the surface science community.


Areas of interest of group members include topics such as:

  • Semiconductor surfaces 
  • Nanotechnology and thin films 
  • Heterogeneous catalysis 
  • Surface analytical techniques 
  • Theory of surfaces 
  • Adsorption 
  • Corrosion 
  • Tribology 
  • Biosurfaces   

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

Solid Surfaces Group Annual Report 2017
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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