School of Chemistry

Welcome to the School of Chemistry

We like to think of chemistry as being the creative, central science, an essential part of your scientific toolbox. 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 life at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts in 1833.

Today the School of Chemistry is one of the leading centres for both teaching and research in Chemistry in Australia and we are unashamedly proud of that!

Latest News

Launch of the new $26 Million ARC Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science

Launch of the new $26 Million ARC Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science

28 August 2014

Chief Investigators Prof. Justin Gooding and A/Prof. Pall Thordarson from the School of Chemistry join Nobel Laureate Prof. Peter Doherty, ARC CEO Prof. Aidan Byrne and other dignitaries at Centre of Excellence Launch.

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Raju Cheerlavancha, PhD in Chemistry, wins a poster prize at the 15th Tetrahedron Symposia

Raju Cheerlavancha, PhD in Chemistry, wins a poster prize at the 15th Tetrahedron Symposia

27 August 2014

PhD student Raju Cheerlavancha wins a poster prize at the recent 15th Tetrahedron Symposia in London

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Matthew Peterson, PhD in Chemistry, wins a poster prize at the 8th Australasian Organometallics Discussion Meeting

Matthew Peterson, PhD in Chemistry, wins a poster prize at the 8th Australasian Organometallics Discussion Meeting

24 August 2014

PhD student Matthew Peterson wins a poster prize at the recent OZOM8- 8th Australasian Organometallics Discussion Meeting on Magnetic Island.

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Alistair Laos, PhD in Chemistry, wins a poster prize at the International Biophysics Congress!

Alistair Laos, PhD in Chemistry, wins a poster prize at the International Biophysics Congress!

14 August 2014

PhD student Alistair Laos wins a poster prize at the 18th International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) International Biophysics Congress,Brisbane

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Swahnnay De Almeida, PhD student in Chemistry, wins Faculty of Science Postgradute Competition!

Swahnnay De Almeida, PhD student in Chemistry, wins Faculty of Science Postgradute Competition!

13 August 2014

Swahnnay De Almeida is one of three Science Postgraduate Research Competition winners and goes on to the UNSW finals for the 3 minute thesis competition.

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