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

Over $1.7 million in ARC funding announced for UNSW Chemistry

Over $1.7 million in ARC funding announced for UNSW Chemistry

10 November 2017

UNSW Chemistry will receive over $1.79 million to support early career researchers; to prevent microbial infections; and tocontrol chemical reactions with designer solvents, in funding outcomes announced by the ARC

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Controlling the shape of polymer nanoparticles to improve targetting of cancer cells

Controlling the shape of polymer nanoparticles to improve targetting of cancer cells

2 November 2017

The Thordarson and Stenzel research groups have teamed up to develop a way to create smart, self-assembling polymer nanoparticles – that are better than spherical nanoparticles at getting into tumour cells – to deliver anti-cancer drugs.

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Award-winning original research on the strongest acids

Award-winning original research on the strongest acids

2 November 2017

RACI Analytical and Environmental Division announces 3rd year Ph.D. student, Muhammad Zenaidee as the winner of their Original Research Publication Award

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Toward a perfect organic catalyst for green synthesis

Toward a perfect organic catalyst for green synthesis

31 August 2017

UNSW PhD Students, Demelza Lyons and Reece Crocker demonstrate that tropylium salts are ideal Lewis acid catalysts for safe and efficient production of valuable organic compounds

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Applications now open for 2017/8 Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

Applications now open for 2017/8 Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

22 August 2017

Summer Vacation Research Scholarships give highly talented undergraduate students a chance to do a research project over summer.

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