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

Alexander Soeriyadi wins a NHMRC Early Career Fellowships researching the use of photonic crystals to probe enzyme activity.

Alexander Soeriyadi wins a NHMRC Early Career Fellowships researching the use of photonic crystals to probe enzyme activity.

20 October 2014

Dr. Alexander Soeriyadi, School of Chemistry UNSW, is awared $309,436 for the prestigious Peter Doherty Fellowship NHMRC Early Career Fellowships in biomedical science.

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Congratulations to Prof. Scott Kable – our new Head of School from January 2015!

Congratulations to Prof. Scott Kable – our new Head of School from January 2015!

16 October 2014

Prof. Scott Kable to replace Prof. Barbara Messerle as Head of School of Chemistry at UNSW from Monday 12th January 2015.

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James Christian, wins the best Honours Student Presentation award at the 2014 Symposium on Materials Chemistry

James Christian, wins the best Honours Student Presentation award at the 2014 Symposium on Materials Chemistry

15 October 2014

Chemitry Honours student James Christian wins the best Honours Student Presentation award at the 2014 Symposium on Materials Chemistry at the ANU Kioloa Campus

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Dr Jason Harper on Conferences, Ionic Liquids and Understanding How Things Work

Dr Jason Harper on Conferences, Ionic Liquids and Understanding How Things Work

7 October 2014

Check out Jason's article written for Wavelength, the UNSW Science Student blog. 

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Christian Gunawan, PhD student in the Zhao group wins a poster prize at the APCIL-4/ASIL-6

Christian Gunawan, PhD student in the Zhao group wins a poster prize at the APCIL-4/ASIL-6

2 October 2014

Christian Gunawan PhD student wins a poster prize at the joint 4th Asia-Pacific conference on ionic liquids and green processes/ 6th Australian Symposium on Ionic Liquids (APCIL-4/ASIL-6).

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