What's happening in Chemistry?

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Chemistry is leading the Monash-Warwick Alliance, a new and innovative model for research-led institutions to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. It aims to produce sought after graduates with a global education.

Chemistry has recently been ranked 33rd in the world QS rankings which take into account reputation with the world’s employers.

What's happening in Chemistry?

L-R: Cameron Jones, Leone Spiccia and David Lupton

Congratulations to Prof Doug MacFarlane who has been appointed as the 2014 RSC Australasian Lecturer; Prof Leone Spiccia who is the 2013 winner of the RACI Burrows Award (also been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry) and Dr David Lupton who is the 2013 winner of the RACI Rennie Medal.

What's happening in Chemistry?

Congratulations to the following ARC Linkage awardees:

  • Dr Perran Cook, who leads a consortia on ”The recovery of seagrass beds: the role of catchments and options for management responses“ working with the┬áMelbourne Water Corporation, Victorian EPA and Parks Victoria
  • A/Prof Mike Grace and Prof Phil Marriott who lead a consortia on “Impacts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products on Australian aquatic ecosystems” working with the Melbourne Water Corporation
  • Prof Phil Marriott, and Dr David Evans, whose project “Oxidation product generation during heating and storage of bio-fuels and alternative fuels assessed by multidimensional gas chromatography” is partnered by the DSTO

What's happening in Chemistry?

The School of Chemistry hosted ~100 Year 9/10 secondary students alongside 25 Young Scientists of Australia volunteers for The ConocoPhillips Science Experience. Despite an unprecedented Melbourne heatwave, this enthusiastic group navigated their way through a three-day programme participating in lab activities and tours, attending a number of seminars and even conducting their own “IDEA Experiments”, just like our undergraduate students do in Science at Monash. By the end of the programme students were “exhausted but inspired”, with a number indicating the program has completely turned them on to the prospect of studying more science in their VCE studies and beyond.

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What's happening in Chemistry?

Monash Chemistry is the first Department in Australia with international accreditation.

Both our BSc(Hons) and BSciAdv(Hons) students with a major in chemistry are accredited by both the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the UK and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). We are the first Institution in Australia to hold joint accreditation and the fourth internationally to be accredited outside of the UK for our degree programs. This dual accreditation strengthens our reputation, makes our programs internationally recognised and enhances employment opportunities for our graduates in a global market.

Come and be part of a chemistry department that thinks globally.

Monash Chemistry is the first Department in Australia with international accreditation.

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Our School provides world’s best practice in chemical education and training through access to an intellectual environment with world-class facilities for research in the chemical sciences. We have a broad research base that emphasises the chemistry of sustainability and strengths in materials, synthetic, analytical and green chemistry. Read more

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New Imaging Capabilities

Two of the School’s youngest academic staff have set up state-of-the-art imaging facilities to help study biological systems.

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Harvest

New thermocell could harvest 'waste heat'

Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.

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Green manufacturing

Green manufacturing

The $24.9 million Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing, led by Monash and CSIRO, will boost efforts for greener manufacturing in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries.

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Water splitting

Water splitting

An international team of scientists led by Monash researchers are working to create a cheap and efficient way to split water by using sunlight.

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Dr Chris Thompson, First Year Coordinator and Education-Focused Academic.

Changing the way we teach

Our First Year units have undergone significant changes in leading to a collaborative educational experience. If you are thinking of a degree that involves chemistry, click here.