Chemistry

Twin brothers Douglas (left) and Alex Dunn are making nanoparticles for carrying cancer drugs more patient-friendly.
02 July 2014
Twins Alex and Douglas Dunn have used a prestigious international fellowship to improve nanoparticles' ability to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to cancer cells.
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01 May 2014
UNSW chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules.
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25 March 2013
Taking their inspiration from Nature, UNSW scientists have developed a new method for carrying out chemical reduction – an industrial process used to produce fuels and chemicals that are vital for modern society.
Dr Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou from the School of Chemical Engineering
15 August 2012
UNSW engineers have demonstrated for the first time that hydrogen can be released and reabsorbed from a promising storage material, overcoming a major hurdle to its use as an alternative fuel source.
DNA - a natural polymer
04 May 2012
A new bio-inspired approach to synthesising polymers will offer unprecedented control over the final polymer structure and yield advances in nanomedicine, researchers say.
05 October 2011
One of UNSW's most distinguished academics, Professor David Black, has been honoured with election to the post of Secretary General of the International Council for Science.