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Scientia Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow Kris Kilian has been awarded $1.5m grant for the treatment of malignant melanoma

Scientia Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow Kris Kilian has been awarded $1.5m grant for the treatment of malignant melanoma

18 September 2020

The School of Chemistry congratulates Kris who has just won a prestigious $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US. The grant will be used to investigate personalised treatment for malignant melanoma.

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Scientia Professor Justin Gooding has been awarded the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding has been awarded the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry

4 September 2020

The School of Chemistry congratulates Justin who has just been awarded the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry from the International Society of Electrochemistry, which is affiliated with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. 

The Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry, is awarded to a scientist who has made an important contribution to the field of molecular electrochemistry in the last 5 years.

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Two School of Chemistry students receive the 2020 Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses

Two School of Chemistry students receive the 2020 Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses

28 August 2020

The School of Chemistry congratulates Dr’s Daniel Wenholz and Thomas Macdonald, they are two of the 2020 recipients of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses, this award recognises high quality PhD theses produced at UNSW. 

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Head of Chemistry Prof Scott Kable has just had a paper published in the world-renowned Science journal

Head of Chemistry Prof Scott Kable has just had a paper published in the world-renowned Science journal

7 August 2020

The School of Chemistry congratulates Professor Scott Kable and members of his UNSW research group Dr Mitchell Quinn and Dr Klaas Nauta, along with co-authors from the University of Sydney, Emory University and Cornell University on this significant achievement.

Professor Kable, an atmospheric scientist, likens the study to lifting the hood on roaming reactions and seeing for the first time how the parts fit together. He says the study will give scientists new tools to understand the machinations of reactions in the atmosphere.

The paper, titled “Rotational resonances in the H2CO roaming reaction are revealed by detailed correlations” is published online by the journal Science and can be accessed here.

You can watch Professor Kable explain the discovery and its significance in this short video.

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Vale A/Prof Harry Goodwin

Vale A/Prof Harry Goodwin

28 July 2020

The School of Chemistry, UNSW has lost a much-loved and admired former member of staff,  Assoc Prof Harold Goodwin. Anyone who worked in the Heffron Building between 1962 and 2000 would have known Harry, a man with time for everyone, a warm personality and a great, sometimes quirky, sense of humour.

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Scientia Professor Martina Stenzel has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

Scientia Professor Martina Stenzel has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

21 July 2020

The School of Chemistry congratulates Martina. Professor Stenzel will receive $3,372,617 to develop a toolset that allows the design of very small nanoparticles that display enhanced biological activity. The project will provide an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the underpinning polymer structure and nanoparticle properties, which is not only important for nanomedicine, but areas such as catalysis and sensors.  

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Indigenous Science Seminar

Indigenous Science Seminar

14 July 2020

The School of Chemistry was excited to host Dave Harrington as a part of our school seminar series. Dave’s seminar topic was, ‘Researching, Teaching and Communicating Cultural Sciences’. The seminar was originally scheduled to coincide with NAIDOC week, that has now been moved to 8-15th November 2020 due to Covid-19.

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A virtual live book launch for the recently published history of the School of Chemistry

A virtual live book launch for the recently published history of the School of Chemistry

23 June 2020

The current Head of School, Prof Scott Kable hosted a virtual live book launch of the recently published history of the School of Chemistry, where he was joined by three special guests:

Prof Barbara Messerle - former Chemistry Head of School - currently Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor at The University of Sydney

Emeritus Prof David Black - former Chemistry Head of School and our longest serving and most decorated member of academic staff

A/Prof Peter Southwell-Keely - Book Author and former Chemistry staff member.

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Congratulations to the 2019 Chemistry Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Chemistry Prize Winners

11 June 2020

Each year, the School of Chemistry holds an event to celebrate its brightest and best students, acknowledging the achievements of our prize and medal recipients and scholarship winners for their incredible academic results in the previous year. The event is an absolute highlight in our calendar, as we love celebrating each of our talented chemistry students and thanking our generous Donors and their families. 

So, it is with some regret that, in line with current guidelines on large gatherings, we could not hold the event in 2020. 

In its place the Head of School, Professor Scott Kable and Associate Professor Alison Beavis, Deputy Dean (Education), UNSW Science, recorded a video to personally congratulate our students for their academic achievements and acknowledge and thank our generous Donors. 

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Vale Dr Sergio Dilli

Vale Dr Sergio Dilli

1 June 2020

With over 20 years teaching and researching analytical chemistry at UNSW, Dr Sergio Dilli inspired a generation of scientists with his lifetime love of learning. 

Dr Dilli spent his most of his professional life at the UNSW School of Chemistry.  He received his PhD in 1966 at UNSW in analytical chemistry and continued to teach at here until his retirement in the late ‘80s.

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