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

Over $1.8 Million in ARC funding for the School!

Over $1.8 Million in ARC funding for the School!

21 November 2014

Three ARC Discovery grants and one ARC DECRA Fellowship awarded to researchers in the School of Chemistry at UNSW

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UNSW Alumni Dr. Matthew Hill at CSIRO wins the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

UNSW Alumni Dr. Matthew Hill at CSIRO wins the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

30 October 2014

Dr. Matthew R Hill (BSc. UNSW, PhD UNSW) wins the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science: the 2014 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.

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Chemical Science paper from Scott Kable on Acetaldehyde photolysis featured in Chemistry World

Chemical Science paper from Scott Kable on Acetaldehyde photolysis featured in Chemistry World

30 October 2014

Two roaming pathways in the photolysis of CH3CHO between 328 and 308 nm (Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 4633-4638).

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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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