latest news from the school - 2014

 

Also see our Achievements page.

 

21 February 2014

 

Associate Professor Ron Clarke awarded the Humboldt Fellowship

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ron Clarke, who has been awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to go and do research at the Technical University Berlin at the end of the year. This is the second time Ron has been awarded this fellowship.

Ron Clarke

7 February 2014

The 2014 Selby Fellowship Lectures

The School of Chemistry

WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2014

11.00am - 12.00pm

Speaker: 2014 Selby Fellowship Lecturer, Professor Ullrich Steiner, Cavendish Laboratory and Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Talk: Nanostructured energy materials

Chemistry Lecture Theatre 2 [Map]

Chemistry Building, F11, Eastern Avenue

The University of Sydney

Hosted by Dr Chiara Neto

For more information please download invite [pdf]

Public Lecture and Cocktail Party

THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2014

6:00pm to 7.30pm

Introduction by Professor Trevor Hambley, Dean of Science at the University of Sydney. The lecture will be followed by a cocktail reception in the Level 1 Foyer.

Speaker: 2014 Selby Fellowship Lecturer, Professor Ullrich Steiner, Cavendish Laboratory and Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Talk: How nature makes materials

Law School LT 101, Level 1, Sydney Law School

Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

Hosted by the Faculty of Science and the School of Chemistry

RSVP: Free event with online registration requested. Click here for the online registration page.

For more information on this event please visit here.

 

21 January 2014

Scientific excellence recognised with award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Richard Payne, who has been awarded the 2014 Le Fèvre Memorial Prize for chemistry research. The RJW Le Fèvre Memorial Prize commemorates the work of the late Professor RJW Le Fèvre, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise outstanding basic research in chemistry by researchers up to 15 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination. The prize of $3000 (GST exempt) is awarded annually at a Royal Australian Chemical Institute function.

Associate Professor Richard Payne is internationally recognised for his contributions to peptide chemistry and drug discovery for neglected diseases. He has pioneered the development of important new synthetic methodologies that have enabled access to modified peptides and proteins of considerable complexity. He is also recognised for his contributions to medicinal chemistry where he has discovered, through innovative research advances, a number of lead compounds for the treatment of tuberculosis, malaria and cancer.

Associate Professor Richard Payne