School of Chemistry
Chemistry touches almost every aspect of our existence, and will be an essential part of solutions to global issues in health, materials, and energy usage. UOW was recently ranked in the top 150 institutions for the field of chemistry in the QS World University Rankings, Staff at UOW recognise the real world skills that employers require, and ensure that our students receive a quality hands-on laboratory experience as they learn. Our degrees are taught by staff at the forefront of their fields of research, which shines through in the quality of our graduates.
Bert Halpern memorial Lecture
Date: Friday, 21 August, 2015 at 5:30pm
Venue: 67.107, University of Wollongong
This annual lecture is hosted by the School of Chemistry and honours the memory of Professor Bert Halpern, Chair of Chemistry at the University of Wollongong from 1970-1980. Professor Halpern’s pioneering studies in amino acid, peptide and protein chemistry impacted across the fields of medicine, biochemistry, chemistry and geochemistry.
This year’s guest speaker is Professor Andrew Holmes, President – Australian Academy of Science. Andrew’s guest talk title is “Printed Organic Solar Cells: a Licence to Print Money”.
Medicinal chemistry student Dale Glennan has been awarded the inaugural Casey-Lee Hull memorial scholarship, in memory of the student who was killed in a car crash in 2014.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a current UOW student who has attained the highest raw ATAR score for the previous year and has completed In2Uni’s University Preparation Program (UPP).
Dale Glennan received the inaugural Casey-Lee Hull Scholarship, presented by Casey-Lee's mother Vanessa Bourne.