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Welcome to the School of Chemical Sciences

Welcome to the School of Chemical Sciences. We offer students, staff and the community a wide range of world-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, facilities and resources.

Postgraduate Week 2018

Research opportunities, a love of learning and career opportunities are just some of the reasons to start your postgraduate journey. Find out more and register for the Science information evening on 21 May.

10th Annual Research Showcase

On 6 June the School of Chemical Sciences is holding its annual Research Showcase. If you are part of the postgraduate Chemical Sciences community, please join us for this exciting, one-day event.

The science of wine

Dr Rebecca Deed was the first wine scientist to be selected as a national judge for the New World Wine Awards. She believes the methodical approach of a scientist translates well to wine judging.

  • Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society
    09 March 2018
    The Postdoctoral Society is going from strength to strength since their inaugural research symposium in 2016.
  • Collaboration leads to Prime Minister's Future Scientist prize
    13 February 2018
    A collaboration between Auckland Grammar student, Jonathan Chan (centre), and Dr Duncan McGillivray (right) and Shinji Kihara (left), won Jonathan the Prime Minister's Future Scientist Prize presented in February.
  • Light reveals hidden molecular information
    08 February 2018
    Dr Michél Nieuwoudt uses light to detect art forgeries, help conserve valuable art works and finger print milk. Find out how she identified a forged Lindauer painting and more.
  • Science made simple: lasers
    03 January 2018
    Professor Cather Simpson studies how substances convert light energy into more useful forms. She talks to the NZ Herald's Jamie Morton about applying intellectual exploration values to practical entrepreneurship, and more.
  • From natural products to zombie drugs | chemicals with biological effects Event as iCalendar
    16 May 2018, 6:15 - 7:30pm
    This inaugural lecture by Professor Brent Copp focuses on the highlights of his research career and how his interests - in novel biologically active natural products, their biotechnological uses and the ecological roles played by these substances - have led to helping border authorities detect and identify synthetic cannabinoids.
  • 2018 Annual Research Showcase (Science Event Tags, Chemical Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    06 June 2018, 8am - 6pm
    The School of Chemical Sciences Research Showcase is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to showcase their research, and network with the New Zealand Chemistry community.
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Register now | Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2018
    19 April 2018
    Could you explain an 80,000 word thesis in just 180 seconds? This year's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges postgraduate students to communicate their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes with a single presentation slide. The Faculty of Science heats will be held on 21 May. Register now.