The School of Chemistry is a leading centre for both teaching and research excellence in chemistry in Australia.
UNSW placed in the AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Awards in 2020 and 2021.
(Nature Index Institution Outputs 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
QS World University Rankings, 2022
Merryn Baker took the top prize in the Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis competition with her presentation on diagnosing lung disease through a breath test.
Scientia PhD candidate Merryn Baker wowed judges with her presentation on diagnosing lung disease through breath analysis
What is ‘structured water’ (aka hexagonal water, EZ water, or H3O2)? You might see people advertising it, but it’s not a real thing.
With a unique metal – osmium, researchers are one step closer to cutting methane wastage.
Study the world from the ground up with chemistry – from the sub-atomic, atomic and molecular to the spectacular. Whether you're looking to dive deep into quantum chemistry or have a passion for synthesising new products, the opportunities in chemistry are vast.
Medicinal chemistry involves the development of new pharmaceutical agents, from concept to clinic. It's an exciting, rapidly-expanding area within the broad discipline of chemistry that has seen enormous growth recently both within Australia and globally.
The School of Chemistry at UNSW is recognised nationally and internationally, for producing world-class fundamental and applied research in the field of chemical sciences to address real-world challenges.
Find out why our chemistry research groups are renowned locally and internationally for their research. Learn more about our research groups.
Our research centres are internationally recognised for their multidisciplinary approach that brings together expertise from a range of fields. We're committed to solving some of the biggest, most challenging problems facing the world.