Our new Green Chemical Futures building will house new, high-tech undergraduate laboratories, collaborative learning spaces, modern IT facilities, and a resource centre, staffed by experienced teachers and tutors.
Our new laboratories, to be opened at the end of 2014, will be purpose-built high-tech laboratories armed with collaborative learning spaces and modern IT facilities. Read more.
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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.
The Monash University Business Breakfast Series event entitled ‘A Hub for Industrial Innovation and Learning’ was held on 4th July at the Park Hyatt showcasing the newly established Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing (VCSCM). Peter Schutz, Chair of the Food Innovation Precinct, and Ross Pilling, Managing Director of BASF Australia and NZ gave informative keynote addresses to over 80 industry representatives, along with Barry McGookin and Ian James from VCSCM.
Professor Adam Lee will be taking up the new Chair in Sustainable Chemical Synthesis. His appointment will be joint with Warwick University as part of the Alliance and he will spend 20% of his time at Monash University. Adam's research interests span heterogeneous catalysis, nanoporous solids, green chemistry and synchrotron science. He is particularly interested in the rational design of functional materials for sustainable chemical processes and renewable energy applications. He has won many awards including most recently the 2012 Beilby Medal and Prize for contributions to green and sustainable chemical technologies.
August: We invited members of the public into our School during Open Day, gave them snippets of our research, training and teaching initiatives and showed practical demonstrations on 'elephants toothpaste' (kinetics), 'non-combustible paper' (thermodynamics) and a 'magical rainbow' solution (equilibrium).
July: The Murder Mystery event was attended by 250 students from over 20 Victorian high schools. Students had a brilliant time learning more about problem solving and chemistry through a whodunit scenario. Students used infrared, atomic absorption, & UV-vis spectroscopies, microscopes and fingerprinting techniques to solve the crime.
Congratulations to the following ARC Linkage awardees:
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 recognised strengths in materials, synthetic, analytical and green chemistry. We have a strong focus on student learning which is stimulated by our active research culture, industry engagement and community involvement.
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.
Our First Year units have undergone significant changes in 2013 leading to a collaborative educational experience. If you are thinking of a degree that involves chemistry, click here.