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

New IUPAC representatives from the UNSW School of Chemistry

New IUPAC representatives from the UNSW School of Chemistry

26 July 2017

IUPAC announcement: Jason Harper has been elected as Associate Member of the Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division, and Brynn Hibbert is the incoming Secretary of Interdivisional Committee on Terminology Nomenclature and Symbols.

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Best Student Talk at Mass Spectrometry Conference

Best Student Talk at Mass Spectrometry Conference

25 July 2017

PhD student, Morphy Dumlao takes home the prize for best student talk from the 26th Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference.

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New water-splitting materials for cheap production of clean energy

New water-splitting materials for cheap production of clean energy

5 June 2017

UNSW chemists have invented a new catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current – to efficiently produce hydrogen fuel.

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Huge funding announcements for Chemistry

Huge funding announcements for Chemistry

5 June 2017

Three ARC Future Fellowships have been awarded to UNSW Chemists for research into electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide, light-powered molecular machines, and nanomaterials for memory-switching devices, and more.

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Global collaborations for cities of the future

Global collaborations for cities of the future

8 May 2017

Third year PhD student, Manish Sriram, has been selected as one of four postgraduate students from UNSW to attend the Global Fellows Programme in Germany on “Cities of the Future”.

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