Welcome to Australia’s leading research and teaching School of Chemistry. We take pride in our commitment to both of these essential components of the University’s mission. Your lecturers and tutors include many award winners for both teaching and original research across the entire breadth of chemistry. Each of us brings our own current research to class, so that you learn where chemistry is going, as well as where it has come from.
Chemistry spans the sciences and touches every aspect of our lives. Theoretical chemistry uses mathematics and computational methods to examine the quantum chemistry of bonds and reactions, and simulations to understand the molecular statistical behaviour of materials. Medicinal chemistry designs and creates new molecules as therapeutic drugs. Nanotechnology is the chemistry that occurs between molecules, in clusters, and on surfaces. Within our school you will find new understanding of matter and its transformations, and the opportunity to create new knowledge through original research.