Chemistry research spans multiple disciplines across the University. Our chemistry researchers contribute to a range of translational studies in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology and Medical Sciences. In addition, there is a core of chemistry research currently undertaken, with a focus on the development, detection and analysis of medicines, as well as new strategies to improve their delivery.

Our research

  • Physical chemistry
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry, including detection of chemicals, drugs and their by-products in the environment

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Our capabilities

  • Cary Eclipse Fluorimeter for measurement of fluorescence or luminescence emission in solution
  • Cary 50 UV-Visible spectrophotometer for measurement of absorption in solution
  • Shimadzu Mechanical Tester for compressive and tensile testing of soft matter (e.g., biomaterials, tissues)
  • Caleva Bench Top Fluidised Bed Spray Coater for coating of tablets and spheres
  • CellInk Inkredible Plus 3D Bioprinter for printing of tissue hydrogel constructs
  • Ocean Optics Neofox fluorimeter oxygen sensor for measuring oxygen concentration in solutions and tissues
  • Viscotek 2001 Gel Permeation Chromatography System for the analysis of synthetic polymers and biopolymers
  • Perkin Elmer Pyris 6 Differential Scanning Calorimeter for thermoanalysis.
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry including 500 MHz NMR, HPLC-UV & Fluorescence, HPLC-tandem mass spectrometry (quadrupole and Time of Flight)