Lancaster University has officially opened its new £26 million facilities.
These include, two teaching laboratories, two research laboratories, a three-tonne £1.2 million nuclear magnetic resonance machine and a 3D printer capable of printing objects 30 times smaller than a human hair.
The new facilities also host state-of-the-art machines designed to analyse the tiniest details under a microscope.
Professor Clare Grey, a specialist in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance at the University of Cambridge, opened the building and gave a lecture on the thriving chemistry community.
She said: "The building and its new equipment and facilities clearly demonstrates the department and university's clear commitment to make a significant impact in cutting edge areas of chemistry that have far reaching potential in areas of particular relevance to our rapidly changing world."
Professor Mark Smith, Vice Chancellor of Lancaster University also commented, saying: "Chemistry is a core science which enhances Lancaster's ability to address major scientific problems, and working closely with other departments across the university will enhance our cross-disciplinary research excellence."