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British Carbon Group


The British Carbon Group continues the long and distinguished history of the SCI Industrial Carbon and Graphite Group which began under Professors Ubbelohde, Henry Marsh and other noted scientists in 1965.


The Group merged with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Institute of Physics (IoP) joint Carbon Group in 1994 to form its present profile.

The Group is part of the European Carbon Association and work closely with affilated groups in France, Germany, Spain and Poland, as well as maintaining academic and industrial contacts worldwide.
A newsletter is published twice a year.

Members’ Interests
Members have wide ranging interests including active carbons, fullerenes, nanotubes, industrial graphite, coals and nuclear materials. The Group usually holds two conferences on specialised topics in the UK each year and participates in the annual International Carbon Conference. The Group hosts the International Carbon Conference and its members are entitled to reduced registration at all British Carbon Group sponsored events, including this one.

Committee Expertise

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Quality systems and accreditation
  • Food science
  • Trace analysis - particularly in food and agricultural samples
  • Chromatographic science
  • Educational issues
  • Teaching of analytical science
  • Forensic science - teaching and practice
  • Management and marketing
  • Sensor technology
  • Materials chemistry
  • Clinical analysis
  • Molecular and atomic spectroscopy
  • Analytical toxicology
  • European / National legislation
  • Pesticide registration

The British Carbon Group has its own dedicated website:


The British Carbon Group regularly collaborates with the following organisations:


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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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