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

Advanced Materials paper from Yuanhui Zheng and Justin Gooding on Unclonable Plasmonic Security Labels

Advanced Materials paper from Yuanhui Zheng and Justin Gooding on Unclonable Plasmonic Security Labels

17 April 2016

Unclonable Plasmonic Security Labels Achieved by Shadow-Mask-Lithography-Assisted Self-Assembly (Adv. Mater., 2016, 28, 2330).

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Nano Letters paper from Justin Gooding on Silicon Nanoparticles Exhibiting Dielectric Resonances

Nano Letters paper from Justin Gooding on Silicon Nanoparticles Exhibiting Dielectric Resonances

17 April 2016

Optical Manipulation and Spectroscopy Of Silicon Nanoparticles Exhibiting Dielectric Resonances (Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 1903).

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Prof. Justin Gooding awarded the 2016 RSC Faraday Medal

Prof. Justin Gooding awarded the 2016 RSC Faraday Medal

5 February 2016

Scientia Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Justin Gooding awarded the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK) Electrochemistry Group Faraday Medal.

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JACS paper from Graham Ball  on Cationic Transition Metal–Alkane Complexes

JACS paper from Graham Ball on Cationic Transition Metal–Alkane Complexes

19 January 2016

Observation of Cationic Transition Metal–Alkane Complexes with Moderate Stability in Hydrofluorocarbon Solution (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 281)

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