A world-class centre for research and teaching in the chemical sciences
Chemistry is a central science that provides an important foundation for multiple scientific disciplines. Chemistry at UWA has a long tradition and outstanding reputation in interdisciplinary research, with activity ranging from chemical biology, catalysis, molecular electronics, reaction dynamics and mechanism, to surface science, molecular materials and nanotechnology, molecular and biomolecular structure determination, and theoretical and computational chemistry.
Our researchers have forged strong connections across academia and industry. We work closely with other schools, research centres and faculties within the University, and have strong links with many universities, research centres and industrial partners across Australia and overseas.
UWA is a world-class centre for research and teaching in the chemical sciences. The Bayliss Building, with embedded industry partners, makes the School of Molecular Science a vibrant, leading research environment and allows us to keep pace with the ever-changing nature of modern science.
Chemistry at UWA has a long tradition and outstanding reputation in interdisciplinary research in areas including:
- Biological chemistry
- Inorganic chemistry
- Materials and nanotechnology
- Molecular structure
- Molecular synthesis and catalysis
- Organic chemistry
- Physical chemistry
- Theory and computation
Key contacts: View the full list of Chemistry staff in our Contact Directory.
What are the wheat proteins that define wheat quality, enable disease resistance and tolerate harsh environmental conditions?
Protein turnover to measure the role of degradation in the costs of cell function and the acclimation of plants to environments
Optimisation of a novel class of trypanosomacidal compounds towards new treatments for African Sleeping sickness and Chagas disease
Collaborations and research partners
Chemistry at UWA is linked to global research networks, including the Matariki Network of Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network whilst also supporting collaborative programs, exchanges and collaborative research projects with institutions across the world. The impact of our work is elevated by close relationships with industry, philanthropic and consumer partners. In many cases, our industry colleagues are embedded in the Bayliss Building, giving them close access to our cutting-edge facilities and highly-regarded expertise.
Our industry partners include:
School of Molecular Sciences
The School of Molecular Sciences' innovative teaching and research applies chemical science to generate practical solutions to real-world problems.
The Bayliss Building is a cutting-edge facility for world-class science research and study.
Biochemistry and molecular genetics
The biochemistry and molecular genetics research group focuses on understanding the molecular basis of life, and the complex molecular processes of living organisms.
Preventing, diagnosing and treating disease
Our wide-ranging research addresses some of the world's most significant health issues, from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment and cure.