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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.

Life on Campus

Getting settled into Uni life? Keep up-to-date and stay informed about events and activities on campus. Get the real-deal about what it's like as a first-year University student from our blog, The Inside Word, and more.

Light reveals hidden information

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.

Collaboration nets $50,000 prize

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 2018.

  • Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society
    09 March 2018
    The Postdoctoral Society is going from strength to strength since their inaugural research symposium in 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 32nd EFFoST International Conference: call for abstracts
    20 February 2018
    Abstracts for oral and poster abstracts are invited now for this annual conference being held in Nantes, France. This year's theme is: Developing innovative food structures and functionalities through process and reformulation to satisfy consumer needs and expectations. The deadline for abstracts is 27 April 2018 (registrations are also open).
  • Speaking Out 2018 Event as iCalendar
    19 March 2018, 6 - 8pm
    Speaking Out is a wonderful opportunity for LGBTI students to meet role models and hear their stories, and is a collaborative project between all eight Faculties within the University. This free event, open to all students and staff, is a panel discussion with four prominent members of the LGBTI community, who will talk about their lives, their chosen careers and any challenges they have faced along the way. Book your seat now!
  • What's really inside your medicine cabinet? Event as iCalendar
    20 March 2018, 6 - 7pm
    Ever wondered how we go from the chemicals in a laboratory to the medicines in your home? Are these drugs discovered by accident or does research inform intelligent design? Join Dame Carol Robinson at this special event and find out more.
  • Catalytic Reaction Mechanism Elucidation via Real Time Analysis (Chemical Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    28 March 2018, 4 - 6pm
    Professor Scott McIndoe's colloqium - entitled “Catalytic Reaction Mechanism Elucidation via Real Time Analysis” - will describe the methods and findings in cross-coupling, hydroacylation, hydrogenation and polymerization.