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

Ariel Warshel delivers the UNSW Howard Nobel Laureate Lecture

Ariel Warshel delivers the UNSW Howard Nobel Laureate Lecture

30 June 2016

Nobel Laureate, Professor Arieh Warshel discusses "How to Model the Action of Complex Biological Systems and to Advance Molecular Medicine" in a public lecture on 1 July, 2016 at UNSW.

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Emerging Investigator recognition for Alex Donald

Emerging Investigator recognition for Alex Donald

27 June 2016

Alex Donald was one of three Australian-based researchers highlighted as an Emerging Investigator by leading international journal, The Analyst.

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Paper-based sun sensor gathering media interest

Paper-based sun sensor gathering media interest

23 June 2016

Dubbed the sun patch, this sun sensor has caught the attention of news outlets nationally and internationally.

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Origin of Life and Synthetic Complexity Lectures by Prof. George Whitesides

Origin of Life and Synthetic Complexity Lectures by Prof. George Whitesides

19 June 2016

Prof. George Whitesides to give two public lectures at the School of Chemistry UNSW: i) Dissipative Systems and "Synthetic Complexity" 23th June 12:00 - M17 Chemical Sci. Bld. and ii)Origin of Life 17:00, G04 Law Bld.

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