Information for future postgraduate students

Research degrees in chemistry are offered by 38 members of 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, you should either visit the University's Research Supervisor Connect site or visit research areas for a list of staff working in a particular area.

An overview of the research programs and individual staff members research activities can also be found in the School of Chemistry Research Report.

Once you have selected a potential supervisor, you should 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, you should provide them with a full CV, including academic record, and the names and contact details of at least 2 academic referees.

Your next step is to apply for scholarships to fund your candidature.


Associate Professor Christopher Ling

Director of Postgraduate Studies

School of Chemistry

Room 455

Telephone: +61 2 9351 4780


Associate Professor Chris Ling

Associate Professor Chiara Neto

Postgraduate Coordinator

School of Chemistry

Room 349

Telephone: +61 2 9351 2752

 Dr Chiara Neto

Ms Jody Cutler

Postgraduate Administrator

School of Chemistry

Room 207

Telephone: +61 2 9351 3328

 Ms Jody Cutler