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
Researchers have developed an innovative technique for creating nanoscale materials with unique chemical and physical properties.
A serendipitous discovery in the lab has the potential to revolutionise embryo models and targeted drug therapies.
Scientists have developed a positive electrode material that doesn’t diminish after repeated charging cycles, for the manufacture of durable solid-state batteries.
Professor Justin Gooding and Dr Deborah Burnett have been recognised in the Annual Health and Medical Research Awards for their outstanding achievements in health and medical innovation.
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.