Information for future postgraduate students

Research degrees in chemistry are offered by members of our academic staff in all areas of contemporary chemistry, including:

  • Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Molecular Design and Synthesis
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy
  • Molecular Spectroscopy and Photonics
  • Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry/Chemical Biology
  • Soft Matter
  • Neutron and Synchrotron Diffraction and Spectroscopy

To find a potential supervisor, either visit the University's Research Supervisor Connect site or visit research areas for a list of staff working in a particular area.

Once you have selected a potential supervisor, contact them by email or phone to make an appointment. So that potential supervisors can assess your Chemistry background and hence suitability for a research project, provide them with a full CV, including academic record, and the names and contact details of at least two academic referees.

For detailed application instructions, please visit the University Postgraduate Research website

Contact person

Associate Professor Chris McErlean

Postgraduate Coordinator

School of Chemistry

Room 518A

Telephone: +61 2 9351 3970


 Chris McErlean