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School of Chemistry

Driving breakthroughs in energy, health and the environment
Working with industry, government and the community to support researchers and educate aspiring chemists as they work to address critical real-world challenges. We are recognised as one of the top Chemistry Schools in Australia.

Our philosophy and practice of using research-led teaching provides all of our students with the latest, cutting-edge scientific knowledge and invaluable problem-solving skills as they embark upon their careers.

Seminars

Date
Speaker
17/8

School seminar

Speaker: Professor Trevor Perrior, Chief Scientific Officer, Domainex Ltd, UK
Time
: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 
Talk: Building a brighter future for drug discovery.  
Host
: Prof Michael Kassiou

20/8 Postgraduate Seminar
Speaker: 
Ms Kathryn Leslie, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1  Talk: TBA.  Hosts: A/Prof Liz New and Prof Kate Jolliffe
24/8 School Seminar (Student hosted)
Speaker:
 Professor Peter Scammells, Medicinal Chemistry Theme Leader & Associate Dean Research, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Australia. 
Time
: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2
Talk: TBA.  
Host
: Prof Richard Payne. 
27/8 Postgraduate Seminar
Speaker:
 Ms Jessica Sayers, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. 
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture.
Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1
Talk: TBA.  Host: Prof Richard Payne.
Date
Speaker
5/9

Ernest Ritchie Memorial Lecturer

736th Meeting of The Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  
Speaker:
 Professor Christopher Schofield, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm
Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 

12/9 Special Seminar:  
Speaker: 
Professor Frank Osterloh, Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2
Talk: Artificial photosynthesis with inorganic particles. 
Host: Prof Thomas Maschmeyer.
14/9 Speaker: Dr Sarah Masters, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2
Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani.
17/9 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Bowen Ding, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture.
 Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 Talk: TBA.  Hosts: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro and Prof Cameron Kepert. 
21/9 School Seminar (Student hosted):  Speaker: Dr Lara Malins, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Australia.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 Host: Prof Richard Payne
24/9 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Emma Watson, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. 
Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 Host: Prof Richard Payne.
Date
Speaker
3/10 Early career researcher series (School seminar): 
Speaker:
 To be announced. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Venue:Chemistry LT4, Level 2
5/10 School Seminar:  
Speaker:
 Dr Alex Bissember, School of Chemistry, University of Tasmania Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro.
10/10

The Francis Lions Memorial Lecture

737th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society:  
Speaker:  Professor Sally Brooker, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago University, NZ. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2. 
Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 Host: Dr Ivan Kassal

12/10 School Seminar:
Speaker:
 Associate Professor Tara Pukala, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Adelaide. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2
Host: Dr Yu Heng Lau. 
24/10 Special Seminar:  Professor Mary Garson, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 
Host: A/Prof Chris McErlean
26/10 School Seminar:  
Speaker: 
Dr Erica Smith, School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2
Host: A/Prof. Liz New

Equity, diversity and inclusion

The School of Chemistry is committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion and has set up a committee to oversee these principles.

We make all efforts to support staff with caring responsibilities and retaining staff who are planning a career transition such as parental leave. We have developed a Parental Leave Process to reinforce the School’s commitment to supporting and growing a talented and diverse workforce. We also supply access to a parents room for staff and students with young children.

Read the committee’s Terms of Reference here. 

 

News bites

Congratulations to Debora Monego, a PhD student in Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper's group, who has recently received two awards to help support her research on ligand-mediated interactions between nanoparticles; a University of Sydney Nano Institute Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship and an Australian Nanotechnology Network Overseas Travel Fellowship. 

Congratulations to A/Prof Siggi Schmid, who has been awarded the 2018 Faculty of Science Learning and Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research. This award celebrates the achievements of a University of Sydney academic in the Faculty of Science who has made outstanding contributions in both research and education. Siggi is recognised for the breadth and excellence of his contribution to the two primary aspects of academic work.

Congratulations also to Dr Adrian George, who has been awarded a 2018 Faculty of Science Award for Outstanding Teaching.  This award recognises the breadth and excellence of Adrian's contribution to teaching as he continues to find innovative ways to engage students with his passion for chemistry.

Key staff

Professor Phil Gale
Head of School

Associate Professor Deanna D'Alessandro
Deputy Head of School

Jody Cutler
School Manager

Head of School

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