Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics Group

RSC Statistical Mechanisms & Thermodynamics

The Statistical mechanics and Thermodynamics 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.


Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics form an essential link between the properties of molecules and the behaviour of macroscopic matter. Statistical mechanics can provide an exact synthesis of microscopic length and time scales through the mesoscopic or colloidal domain to the everyday world . This theoretical science is directly relevant to the development of a wide range of 21st century technologies under titles such as molecular engineering, smart materials and nano technology.

A key aspect of all this work is that it is very much an interdisciplinary enterprise, embracing synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, polymer science, biology, food science, materials and engineering. In all of this, the only route to a predictive science linking the properties of molecules with the behaviour of the finished product is that based on statistical mechanics.

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    

Contact and Further Information

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