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

New VC Prof. Ian Jacobs visits the School of Chemistry

New VC Prof. Ian Jacobs visits the School of Chemistry

27 March 2015

Our new President and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ian Jacobs makes his inargual visit to the School of Chemistry

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NHMRC Program Grant Success for Justin Gooding

NHMRC Program Grant Success for Justin Gooding

25 March 2015

$7 Million awarded to a 5 year NHMRC Program on nanomedicine with Prof. Justin Gooding and collaborators at the lead by fellow co-director of the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine, Prof. Maria Kavallaris

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Nature Communications paper from Chuan Zhao on a cheap Ni/Fe water splitting electrode

Nature Communications paper from Chuan Zhao on a cheap Ni/Fe water splitting electrode

18 March 2015

Electrodeposition of hierarchically structured three-dimensional nickel–iron electrodes for efficient oxygen evolution at high current densities (Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 6616 - link).

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Angewandte paper from Pall Thordarson on the capture and reporting of protein and drug payload in a polymersome

Angewandte paper from Pall Thordarson on the capture and reporting of protein and drug payload in a polymersome

4 March 2015

Polymersomes Prepared from Thermoresponsive Fluorescent Protein--Polymer Bioconjugates: Capture of and Report on Drug and Protein Payloads (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, doi: 10.1002/anie.201412406)

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Dr. Joe Brophy wins RACI Archibald D. Olle Prize

Dr. Joe Brophy wins RACI Archibald D. Olle Prize

3 March 2015

Dr. Joe Brophy wins RACI Archibald D. Olle Prize for his book: "Melaleucas - the botany, essential oils and uses"

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