Chemistry is recognised for established strength in physical and analytical chemistry, with emerging activities focused on materials and synthetic chemistry.

Research carried out is biased towards the applied end of the research spectrum.

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 assessment, Curtin University ranked well above world standard for Macromolecular and Material Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.

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  • Analytical chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Synthetic chemist

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