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Scotland Group


The strapline for SCI is ‘Where science meets business’. SCI is in an excellent position to help foster collaborations in research and development between academics and industry and to facilitate networking. With regards to education, SCI can identify and promote professional development relevant to the needs of industry and provide real-life case studies for academic students.


Within our membership we aim to have involvement from industrial members from large multinationals to SMEs, academics and those working on the business side of chemical industries. The chemical sciences span a broad range of sectors including oil and gas, food and drink, healthcare and pharmaceuticals involving professions as broad as chemists, physicists, geoscientists, biologists, food technologists, engineers and medics in the development of new technologies and solving existing challenges. Business and management involvement brings value in ensuring that economic impact is met efficiently and appropriately.

The SCI Scotland Group is a regional focus group within Scotland able to reflect upon the challenges faced locally.

There are opportunities to:

  • Hold evening lectures and networking events (analogous to the events held at SCI, London)
  • Promote student learning and professional development tailored to the needs of Scottish industry in the Chemical Sciences.
  • Provide information and support to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Chemical Sciences in Scotland.

If you are interested in finding out more about what the Group has to offer, would like to become more involved in our activities or join the organising committee, please contact SCI's Committee Support on e: committeesupport@soci.org or t: +44(0) 20 7598 1513.


SCI collaborates with a number of organisations. Further details can be found on our Collaborations page.


If you are looking for a way to become more involved with SCI, you might want to consider becoming one of our active volunteers.

SCI volunteers work at the heart of SCI. As a volunteer, you will create and strengthen your skills, interact with people from different backgrounds, gather new and experiences and build your confidence and credibility.

Find out more about some of the work of SCI volunteers:

Jenny Mordue joined SCI in 1978. She was elected as an ordinary member of the Aberdeen committee in 1982. In 1996, she was also elected to the Agrisciences (then Crop Protection) Committee. She became Chair of the Aberdeen Group in 1993 and led the launch of the Scotland group in 2000 becoming Chair of the Scotland Group with remit for the whole of Scotland from 2000 – 2003. In 2003 she became Chair of the Section Support Committee at London headquarters joining as Trustee from 2007 as an elected member of the Board. Jennifer was awarded the Lampitt Medal in 2002 for outstanding services to the Society. Jennifer is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of Aberdeen and is a Zoology graduate from the University of Sheffield. more

Tiffany Wood joined SCI in 2011. She was elected as an ordinary member of the Membership Affairs Committee in 2013. In 2013, she was also elected to the Scotland Group committee. She became Chair of the Scotland Group in late 2014. Tiffany is the Operations Director at the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh. more

Relevant SCI Journals

SCI journals cover a variety of topics. More details can be found on our Journals page

SCI Members are entitled to receive Chemistry and Industry (C&I) magazine direct to their door.C&I magazine includes articles on a host of interesting articles. More.

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