Chemistry News

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
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