School of Chemistry

Welcome to the School of Chemistry

UNSW School of Chemistry

Our school is a leading centre for both teaching and research excellence in Chemistry in Australia – developing cutting edge knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Studying chemistry helps you understand the world from the ground up – from the sub-atomic, atomic, and molecular to the spectacular.

The School of Chemistry has a proud history, predating UNSW, beginning at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts in 1833.

Latest News

Student Awards from November RACI Meetings

Student Awards from November RACI Meetings

6 December 2016

UNSW Chemistry students won awards at the Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Conference, and the Organic Chemistry Symposium, both organized by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

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Top Prize for Single Molecule Biosensor Research

Top Prize for Single Molecule Biosensor Research

6 December 2016

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding and his team won the Biosensors and Bioelectronic Award for the most original contribution to the 2016 Biosensors Congress.

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Austalian Academy of Science David Craig Medal awarded to David Black

Austalian Academy of Science David Craig Medal awarded to David Black

18 November 2016

For his outstanding contribution to organic chemistry, eminent UNSW scientist Professor David Black AO has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science 2017 David Craig Medal.

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Celebrating good guys

Celebrating good guys

16 November 2016

Students who make the school a better place for everybody recognised with inaugural UNSW Postgraduate Council Research Student Awards.

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New Professor at UNSW School of Chemistry

New Professor at UNSW School of Chemistry

11 November 2016

The UNSW Promotions Committee has recommended promotion of Pall Thordarson to Professor based on his achievements in research, education, engagement and leadership since his previous promotion to Associate Professor in 2013.

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