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

Students from the Donald Research Group Cleaned Up at RACI R&D Topics Meeting

Students from the Donald Research Group Cleaned Up at RACI R&D Topics Meeting

8 December 2017

At the 25th RACI R&D Topics meeting, students from the Donald Research Group won top prizes for their presentations

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Toby Jackson Awarded for Exceptional Service to Science

Toby Jackson Awarded for Exceptional Service to Science

7 December 2017

Toby Jackson was awarded the UNSW Science Staff Excellence Award in recognition for his exceptional and outstanding service to the Faculty

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HG Smith Memorial Medal for Martina Stenzel

HG Smith Memorial Medal for Martina Stenzel

28 November 2017

Scientia Professor Martina Stenzel is the second woman to be honoured with the HG Smith Memorial Medal from the RACI, in recognition for her significant contribution to the field of polymer chemistry

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Analytical Group Awards for Outstanding Student Presentations

Analytical Group Awards for Outstanding Student Presentations

23 November 2017

Honours student Eric Foley and Masters student Peter Lee awarded for outstanding presentations at the RACI NSW Analytical Group's annual Honours & Masters-by-Research Student Presentation Evening.

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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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