The ANU Research School of Chemistry has an enviable reputation as a powerhouse of chemical research, attracting leading chemists from around the country and overseas.

Supported by world-class equipment and laboratories housed in a state-of-the-art new building, we conduct pioneering research across the breadth of chemistry, biochemistry and materials science.

Our research has had widespread international impact and has led to applications in the agricultural, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, materials and polymer industries. All of our academics are involved in our undergraduate teaching program and in supervising post-graduate students.

Our postgraduate research students work alongside some of the world’s most influential and innovative academics in research areas from a wide spectrum of chemistry, including computational and theoretical chemistry, materials science, and protein structure and function.

A large number of international scientists visit the Research School each year, contributing to research projects, our extensive seminar series and graduate lecture courses. We also have strong collaborative relationships with other Australian and international universities, government agencies and industry.

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Research School of Chemistry

Field sites & facilities

Explore some of the numerous of research sites and facilities established by our research schools in Australia and across the world. Researchers and students at ANU enjoy access to state-of-the-art equipment to help facilitate ground-breaking research.

Research projects

Browse research topics of the College of Science and the College of Health & Medicine with links to relevant researchers.

See our list of potential student projects to apply for PhB, Honours, PhD and other graduate degrees.

Stories

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Jelly invention can heal itself like human skin

A new jelly material that mimics biological matter such as skin, ligaments and bone, is very strong, self-healing and able to change shape.

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Tall Poppy with a broader view of chemistry

Researcher, lecturer and gender equality crusader, Dr Lara Malins, has been awarded an ACT Tall Poppy.

Research story

Behind the scenes of science

The unsung heroes of science: meet the people who make our research possible.

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Nature offers potential for endless renewable fuel supplies

Scientists have cracked a key step in nature’s water-splitting recipe, which may be harnessed to make a limitless supply of cheap renewable fuel.

Student blog

Passionate science: 6 STEM students share their hobbies

Six STEM students from the ANU share their passions within and outside the realm of science.

Student blog

How to survive winter exams

Elmie knows a thing or two about doing the exam period right.

News

ANU scientists help unlock the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials

Scientists from ANU demonstrate maximum potential of ultra-thin 2D materials to generate electricity with sunlight.

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‘Compounds ANU’ forges bonds between chemistry, biology and medical research

A collection of chemical compounds is breaking down barriers to research.

Academic profile

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ANU researchers share their experiences and hopes for the future.

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