School of Chemistry

Welcome to the 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 life at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts in 1833.

Latest News

UNSW Chemistry students bring home awards from ICOMC2016

UNSW Chemistry students bring home awards from ICOMC2016

25 July 2016

PhD students, Matthew Mudge and Peter Jurd were awarded two of the five Poster Prizes at the 27th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC2016).

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Forum on the Future of Chemistry

Forum on the Future of Chemistry

7 July 2016

Scientific leaders discuss innovation, renewable energies, health economics and broadening collaborations for the future.

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UNSW hosts 23rd IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC23)

UNSW hosts 23rd IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC23)

6 July 2016

It’s Australia’s turn to host this biennial meeting of physical organic chemists, and it’s underway on campus at UNSW Australia this week.

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Ariel Warshel delivers the UNSW Howard Nobel Laureate Lecture

Ariel Warshel delivers the UNSW Howard Nobel Laureate Lecture

30 June 2016

Nobel Laureate, Professor Arieh Warshel discusses "How to Model the Action of Complex Biological Systems and to Advance Molecular Medicine" in a public lecture on 1 July, 2016 at UNSW.

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Emerging Investigator recognition for Alex Donald

Emerging Investigator recognition for Alex Donald

27 June 2016

Alex Donald was one of three Australian-based researchers highlighted as an Emerging Investigator by leading international journal, The Analyst.

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