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New Chemistry Building

Our New Building Is Complete Ready for use in semester 1 2015, our state-of-the-art purpose built facility for the Chemical Sciences is one of the best in the world. Catering for teaching and research alike, the Green Chemical Futures (GCF) building is open for you to explore.

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Welcome Professor Philip Chan!

In partnership with the Monash-Warwick Alliance, Professor Chan will take up the role of Professor of Sustainable Chemistry. In this role, he will be pursuing the development of new green and sustainable catalytic strategies for complex molecule synthesis and their potential applications in the fields of natural products, functional materials synthesis and drug discovery. Philip joins us from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Prof Philip Chan

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Welcome Professor Tina Overton!

Professor Overton is a world-class expert in chemical education, chairing a number of international ChemEd panels. She has published on the topics of critical thinking, context and problem-based learning and their role in developing conceptual understanding and cognitive skills and the development of problem solving skills and has co-authored several textbooks. Tina joins us from the University of Hull."

Professor Tina Overton

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Congratulations to Prof

Congratulations! Professor Cameron Jones has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's coveted Frankland Award! He is also the recipient of the RACI's HG Smith medal, awarded annually to a member who has contributed most to the development of a branch of chemical science. Read more.

And Congratulations to Professor Milton Hearn who has been awarded the prestigious 2015 American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography.

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Congratulations to Prof Doug MacFarlane

Congratulations: to Professor Leone Spiccia who has been awarded the Helmholtz International Fellow Award. He is also the winner of the 2013 RACI Burrows Award and a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor Doug MacFarlane who has been appointed as the 2014 RSC Australasian and Dr David Lupton who is the 2013 winner of the RACI Rennie Medal

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The School of Chemistry has partnered with BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, to bring BASF Kids’ Lab to Melbourne.

The program encourages children aged 6 to 12 to experience the dynamic and fascinating world of chemistry through engaging experiments coupled with interactive Q&A and demonstrations.

BASF Kids’ Lab was developed to help children explore and understand the important role chemistry plays in their everyday life through fun, safe and hands-on experiments.

The program was established at BASF’s global headquarters in Germany in 1997 and is currently available in 35 countries worldwide.

For more information about BASF Kids’ Lab, please visit Facebook

BASF Kids’ Lab

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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.

About us

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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Driving Innovation

The Chemicals and Plastics Innovation Network and Training Program Driving Innovation

Monash has world class capability internationally in the chemical sciences with recent Australian investments exceeding $100M for the Green Chemical Futures facility and the Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing. This partnership will act as a catalyst for innovation with industry to produce a new generation of scientists, with business acumen and best practice knowledge to champion globally relevant innovation and add value to industry.

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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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Creating Fuel From Sunlight

Creating Fuel From Sunlight

Monash School of Chemistry researchers have made significant progress towards developing a process of Artificial Photosynthesis (AP) that could replace the use of fossil fuels in the future.

AP is the industrial process of preparing fuels and chemicals from nothing more than carbon dioxide, water and sunlight. It is a vital process that would be the foundation of a world that would no longer need fossil fuels.

Find out more about Professor MacFarlane’s work in harvesting sunshine to help secure a more sustainable energy future in this film.

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Bayden Wood

Malaria Diagnosis

Bayden Wood presented a breakthrough in malaria diagnosis piece on ABC24. You can now watch it on-line.


Scientists find 'electric' bacteria in the Yarra River

Collections of "electric" bacteria with enough voltage to power a small LED light have been discovered living in the Yarra River by Dr Perran Cook.

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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.