Chemistry News

Electrolytic water splitting

Monash leads the way in a green chemistry breakthrough for renewables

Electrolytic water splitting is widely understood to be the most feasible method for the production of green hydrogen fuel as a versatile means of storage and long-range transportation for the intermittent

Chemistry 14 May, 2019
beaches clean our oceans

World-first research shows how beaches clean our oceans

They are invisible to the human eye, but they are there – millions of microbes in our beaches, breaking down the rubbish in our waters.

Science 12 March, 2019
Professor John C Warner

Green chemistry founder appointed distinguished professor at Monash

Eminent American chemist Professor John C Warner has been appointed distinguished professor at the Monash School of Chemistry.

Chemistry 1 March, 2019
Professor Bayden Wood, Co-Director Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy

New device that can rapidly diagnose disease could save lives

Scientists have developed a new device that can rapidly screen the blood in just minutes to detect a range of pathogens that cause disease, in a breakthrough that could fast-track the way disease or infection is diagnosed and treated.

Chemistry 14 January, 2019

Monash chemist wins prestigious educator of the year award

A Monash chemist with a passion for chemistry in the classroom has been awarded the prestigious Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Educator of the Year Award.

Chemistry 23 November, 2018

Medicated rivers and waterways, a risk for stream animals, study finds

A world-first international study led by a Monash scientist has found that six streams in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs contain a cocktail of pharmaceuticals, which may put platypuses and other aquatic animals at risk as they could consume

Chemistry 7 November, 2018

Discovery by Monash and Toyota scientists could make batteries better

Work by Monash University chemists and materials scientists at Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) on developing non-volatile, non-flammable and electrochemically stable electrolytes, based on liquid salts

Chemistry 26 October, 2018

Monash chemist awarded 2018 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation

An internationally renowned chemist whose work is revolutionising Australian renewable energy exports, has been awarded the 2018 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in the physical sciences.

Chemistry 23 October, 2018

Federal Government awards Monash scientists almost $2 million to investigate renewable hydrogen

Monash Scientists have won almost ten per cent of funding announced yesterday by the Australian Government’s energy agency to propel innovation in exporting renewable hydrogen to the world.

Chemistry 7 September, 2018