School of Chemistry

Welcome to the School of Chemistry

UNSW 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

NSW Government Joins Forces with Top Universities for Smarter Sensors

NSW Government Joins Forces with Top Universities for Smarter Sensors

26 August 2016

The NSW Government is investing in sensor technologies to tackle problems around health, environment and industries.

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Outstanding Young Organic Chemist

Outstanding Young Organic Chemist

18 August 2016

Vinh Nguyen has been awarded the 2016 Athel Beckwith Lectureship from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Organic Chemistry Division.

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Controlling the Chemistry for Next-Generation Devices

Controlling the Chemistry for Next-Generation Devices

16 August 2016

Neeraj Sharma is combining his passions for materials discovery and crystallography to create better materials for batteries and high precision devices.

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Applications Now Open for Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

Applications Now Open for Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

8 August 2016

Summer Vacation Research Scholarships give students in the second last year of their undergraduate program a chance to do a research project.

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Another Student Poster Prize

Another Student Poster Prize

28 July 2016

Kai Buys was awarded a student poster prize at the 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry in Brest, France.

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