UOW CHEMISTRY RECOGNISED AS WORLD CLASS
The recently announced Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) rankings highlights the strength of the chemical sciences. In three parts of chemistry the maximum ranking of 5 was achieved (well above world standard), along with an overall rating of 5 for the discipline. No other university received three fives in chemical sciences! “This highlights the quality and strength of UOW research across a broad range of chemistry disciplines” the head of the School of Chemistry, A/Prof Stephen Wilson said. “This is no accident, but is the result of the vision of many people over decades, resulting in the staff we have now, a collection of really talented and innovative people”.
The work within Chemistry does not just get ranked within the Chemical Sciences. Researchers also contributed significantly to parts of Molecular Biology and Atmospheric Sciences, which were ranked 4 (above world standard). “Overall, we have been ranked at the top of our field in Australia, a significant achievement for the University of Wollongong”.
Speaker: Prof. Mick Sherburn
Affiliation: Research School of Chemistry, ANU
Title: Unveilling the True Synthetic Potential of Polyenes
Date: Tuesday 21st May, 2013