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

Dr. Alex Donald wins the inaugural Michael Guilhaus Research Award

Dr. Alex Donald wins the inaugural Michael Guilhaus Research Award

24 July 2015

(William) Alex Donald has won the inaugural Michael Guilhaus Research Award from the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZMS)!

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Two ARC Linkage Grants worth $743,470 to the School!

Two ARC Linkage Grants worth $743,470 to the School!

7 July 2015

Teams lead by Prof. Naresh Kumar and Prof. Justin Gooding awarded ARC Linkage Grants for developing antimicrobioal coatings and developing biosensors for miRNA, respectively.

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Journal of Experimental Medicine paper Shelli McAlpine on kinase activation & pancreatic β cell failure in obesity

Journal of Experimental Medicine paper Shelli McAlpine on kinase activation & pancreatic β cell failure in obesity

5 July 2015

Nuclear factor κB–inducing kinase activation as a mechanism of pancreatic β cell failure in obesity (J. Exp. Medicine., 2015, doi: 10.1084/jem.20150218)

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ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship to Prof. Justin Gooding

ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship to Prof. Justin Gooding

24 June 2015

Prof. Justin Gooding awarded an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships worth $2,875,097 on his project: The first generation of single entity measurement tools for analysis.

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