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

Drug Delivery by Nanoparticles: It’s the Shape That Counts

Drug Delivery by Nanoparticles: It’s the Shape That Counts

13 September 2016

Using a new microscopy technique, UNSW researchers have identified the shapes of nanoparticles most effective at delivering drugs to target sites inside cells, for the greatest impact.

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UNSW hosts node of ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

UNSW hosts node of ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

8 September 2016

UNSW School of Chemistry’s Professor Timothy Schmidt and Dr Dane McCamey of UNSW School of Physics will lead the UNSW node of newly funded ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.

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Chemistry Shines at UNSW Open Day 2016

Chemistry Shines at UNSW Open Day 2016

7 September 2016

As the prospective students came in droves for Open Day, the School of Chemistry informed, advised and delighted them, and their families and friends.

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NSW Government Joins Forces with Top Universities for Smarter Sensors

NSW Government Joins Forces with Top Universities for Smarter Sensors

26 August 2016

The NSW Government is investing in sensor technologies to tackle problems around health, environment and industries.

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Outstanding Young Organic Chemist

Outstanding Young Organic Chemist

18 August 2016

Vinh Nguyen has been awarded the 2016 Athel Beckwith Lectureship from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Organic Chemistry Division.

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