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Monash chemists drive birth of a new field of chemistry

In a scientific world-first, work by Monash chemists has paved the way for the birth of a completely new field of chemistry.

Chemistry 6 August, 2018
Making money from food waste

Making money from food waste - Monash innovation changing industry

Researchers from the Monash University's School of Chemistry in an international collaboration with IITB (India) are working with the Food Innovation Centre, industry and farmers to help them transform food waste into profits - while

Chemistry 17 July, 2018
Professor San Hoa Thang with one of his students

Monash Chemist recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

It is a profoundly emotional experience for him.

Monash Chemistry Professor San Hoa Thang arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1979 – Australia, he says – was the first country to accept him.

Chemistry 11 June, 2018
Associate Professor Bayden Wood (centre) and his diagnostic tool.

US grants Monash scientists patent for a diagnostic technique that could deliver a more accurate test for malaria

A research collaboration headed by a Monash chemist was issued a US-issued patent for an invention that could deliver a more accurate test for malaria that is rapid and low cost, making it suitable for resource-poor

Chemistry 8 June, 2018
The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP (right) with the Co-Directors of the Monash Centre of Biospectroscopy, Dr Phil Heraud (left) and Associate Professor Bayden Wood (centre).

Federal government funds Monash scientists to tackle time-critical sepsis disease

The Federal government has announced around $300,000 in funding to Biotech Resources in partnership with the Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy to combat sepsis – one of the leading causes of hospital deaths in Australia.

Chemistry 17 April, 2018
Light-activated cancer drugs

Cancer drugs could soon be activated by light, preventing toxic side effects

Researchers at Monash University are one step closer to developing a cancer drug triggered by light, preventing the toxic side effects caused by current chemotherapy treatments.

Chemistry 23 February, 2018
Professor Doug McFarlane

Liquid salts may fuel the future – and save our reefs

When Monash chemistry Professor Doug MacFarlane was a PhD student at Purdue University in Indiana, he worked on “liquid salts” for use in preserving living tissue – including human kidneys and marine corals. Fast-forward 30

Features and Opinion 21 November, 2017
Prof MacFarlane and Dr Lasky

Monash Chemist and Astrophysicist win prestigious 2018 Academy of Science Medals

Professor Douglas MacFarlane and Dr Paul Lasky have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to research with the Australian Academy of Science awarding them the David Craig Medal, and the Pawsey Medal, respectively.

Science 17 November, 2017
Whisky

Can you make a 10-year malt whisky in weeks? The chemistry says yes

Over the past few years the whisky-drinking world has been introduced to several new products that claim to produce high-quality liquor in just a fraction of the time usually required to age single malt spirits. Instead of maturing the whisky for

Features and Opinion 8 November, 2017