Chemistry News

Professor-Bayden-Wood

Spectroscopy goes viral

The Monash Scientists at the centre of the ground-breaking work using spectroscopy technology to detect malaria have expanded their research to show for the first time the same principles could be applied to diagnose the hepatitis B and C viruses

Chemistry 30 January, 2020
Professor Philip Andrews

Professor Philip Andrews appointed Head of School of Chemistry

Professor Philip Andrews has been appointed Head of the Monash University School of Chemistry – the best in Australia – following a global selection process to fill the role.

General News 10 December, 2019

Monash science researchers awarded just over $2 million in funding as part of ARC DECRA scheme

Monash science researchers have received just over $2 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for five projects under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Science 18 November, 2019
Spectroscopy of red blood cells

Monash researchers enlist the Cloud to wipe out malaria

The Monash scientists who developed the small game-changing device that can rapidly screen blood in minutes to detect disease-causing pathogens have now confirmed the successful operation of a Cloud-based system based on spectroscopy.

Chemistry 16 October, 2019
Monash Green Chemical Centre Laboratory

Driving world leading innovation in green chemistry: Government awards Monash Science $3.6 million for a new research centre

Monash Science has received $3.6 million in Federal Government funding to establish a dedicated Australian Research Council (ARC) training centre to advance green chemistry in manufacturing.

Chemistry 11 October, 2019
Professor San Hoa Thang AC

Monash chemistry researchers to play a key role in the new $35 million ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals

Monash scientists will be part of a new $35M Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence which will focus on how to make operations more efficient for mineral separation.

Chemistry 7 October, 2019
Electrolysis breakthrough

Electrolysis breakthrough could solve the hydrogen conundrum

Hydrogen gas is the perfect green fuel – it can be extracted from water and is non-polluting. But although hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, it doesn’t naturally occur in large quantities as a gas on Earth.

Chemistry 25 September, 2019
supermarket products on shelf

Monash chemists may find a sustainable alternative to palm oil in soaps and cosmetics

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Monash chemists $442,635 to work with industry on developing a new generation of sustainable surfactants.

Chemistry 10 July, 2019
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