Chemistry

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Science that changes the world is a product of investing time in being a good mentor to young researchers, and encouraging them to think outside the box, says Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart. 

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Winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Professor Robert Grubbs, will give a public talk next week on the translation of fundamental science into useful products.

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For their work in surface chemistry, HIV/AIDS and memory disruption in dementia, three UNSW researchers have won four prestigious Royal Society of NSW Awards for 2016.

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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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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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The UNSW Chemical Society will celebrate its centenary this week with a special meeting –traditonally called a “conversazione”– to be addressed by the Vice-Chancellor.

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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.

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.