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

Antibacterial nitric oxide-releasing surfaces

Antibacterial nitric oxide-releasing surfaces

16 August 2017

UNSW Medicinal Chemists create nitric oxide donor surfaces that could prevent bacterial infections associated with surgical implants

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Optimal drug loading of tumour-targeting nanoparticles

Optimal drug loading of tumour-targeting nanoparticles

2 August 2017

Payload size influences the therapeutic impact of drug-loaded nanoparticles, and it is not neccessarily in the way that we would expect, says Martina Stenzel.

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New IUPAC representatives from the UNSW School of Chemistry

New IUPAC representatives from the UNSW School of Chemistry

26 July 2017

IUPAC announcement: Jason Harper has been elected as Associate Member of the Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division, and Brynn Hibbert is the incoming Secretary of Interdivisional Committee on Terminology Nomenclature and Symbols.

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Best Student Talk at Mass Spectrometry Conference

Best Student Talk at Mass Spectrometry Conference

25 July 2017

PhD student, Morphy Dumlao takes home the prize for best student talk from the 26th Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference.

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New water-splitting materials for cheap production of clean energy

New water-splitting materials for cheap production of clean energy

5 June 2017

UNSW chemists have invented a new catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current – to efficiently produce hydrogen fuel.

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