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Our research infrastructure, which underpins and supports our research programs includes state-of-the-art laboratories for chemical synthesis and instruments for mass spectrometry, NMR spectrometry, Chromatography, thermophysical property measurements and X-ray scattering. Read more about our facilities.
We have made important advances in fundamental and applied chemistry, spanning energy conversion, biomedical research including new drug leads and synthetic methods, controlled-release and targeted drug delivery systems with strong nanoscience themes including studies of polymers, interfaces, framework materials, colloids, and crystalline and amorphous solids.
Our research involves collaborations with scientists and engineers in academia, government, and industry both in Australia and internationally. Our leadership in many of these areas is built on our collective expertise and experience with major national and international research facilities including the Australian synchrotron and ANSTO OPAL research reactor.
Our academic staff and research students maintain a significant presence at national and international conferences, and many of our research students have been awarded prizes for their presentations at such conferences. This track record reflects the excellence of the research they are undertaking and their ability to deliver compelling presentations to an audience.
The school has 33 teaching & research academics, as well as over 55 research-only staff, including postdoctoral and research fellows, and about 30 research-active honorary and emeritus staff, working in about 40 research groups.
Members of the School are active across all the traditional and emerging areas of modern chemical research. They are clustered around four multidisciplinary themes as follows.
Chemistry Education and Communication Research (CECR) group
Fluorescent sensors help us to learn more about disease