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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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Dr Nicole Rijs has been appointed as a DAAD Research Ambassador for 2020/21

Dr Nicole Rijs has been appointed as a DAAD Research Ambassador for 2020/21

29 May 2020

DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in Australia who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students.

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Scientia Professor Justin Gooding has been awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding has been awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant

20 May 2020

Congratulations to Justin, who has just been awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant to research:  

An in vitro pipeline for liquid biopsy biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and therapy

The grant is worth $3.76M over 5 years.

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Soap Vs Sanitiser - A TED-Ed Animation co-developed by Prof Palli Thordarson

Soap Vs Sanitiser - A TED-Ed Animation co-developed by Prof Palli Thordarson

8 May 2020

Professor Pall Thordarson from the School of Chemistry at UNSW has co-developed an animated video with TED-Ed.

The animation "Which is better: Soap or hand sanitizer?" has had close to 300,000 views on YouTube in the first three days of its release!

TED-Ed is TED's youth and education initiative, it aims to spark and celebrate the ideas and knowledge-sharing of teachers and students around the world.

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IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2020

IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2020

8 May 2020

Way back on the 12th of February the School of Chemistry celebrated and highlighted the achievements of Women in Chemistry with the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2020. The networking event, themed “BUILDING BONDS TO CREATE FUTURE LEADERS”, was held at JG’s café, whose namesake, June Griffith, was UNSW’s first female chemistry graduate.

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