University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham provides a multidisciplinary and translational research environment that is highly conducive to our research.

The University of Birmingham grew out of the vision of Joseph Chamberlain and was established in 1900, making it England’s oldest civic university. The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial clock tower, called ‘Old Joe’, is an icon of our green leafy campus (during the summer!) and is believed to have been the inspiration for the black tower Orthanc in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. It is also, at 100 m, the world’s tallest free standing clock tower.

Our campus contains a mixture of both historic red brick buildings along with modern buildings such as the main library and the teaching and learning centre that provide state-of-art facilities. The Bramall music building houses the Elgar concert hall and is adjacent to the red brick buildings at the heart of the campus. There are over 34,000 students at Birmingham who are represented by the Guild of Students. The university also has excellent sports facilities and the university’s sports and fitness centre will host part of the 2022 Commonwealth games. University of Birmingham has its own railway station, which is less than a 10 min ride from the second largest city of the United Kingdom i.e. Birmingham.

Our offices and labs are based in Haworth building that houses the School of Chemistry. You can learn about the facilities in Gupta group here. The outward-facing research theme of the school, chemistry for healthcare technologies, provide links with the medical school and institute of translational medicine.

Our research is supported by excellent analytical facilities and services available in the School of Chemistry. We also work closely with physics workshop, which is managed by Mr Stephen Brookes, and is equipped with state of the art computer controlled 2,3,4 & 5 axis machinery and software as well as a variety of other new technology equipment, including a water jet cutting machine, a laser cutter/engraving machine, a CNC router and a professional 3d printer.