School of Chemical and Physical Sciences

School of Chemical and Physical Sciences

Our students join a lively intellectual environment that offers innovative teaching and world-leading research in superb new facilities.

Combining our expertise in chemistry and physics gives us an edge in materials science research, and collaborations take our discoveries from the lab to the world.

Links with the MacDiarmid and Malaghan Institutes on campus and Crown Research Institutes nearby, place our students at the heart of Wellington’s vibrant science scene.

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17 September 2014 Dissolving a myth about chemical solutions
A Victoria University study highlights a crucial but often overlooked consideration during sample preparation involving… Read more
15 July 2014 Public talk to explore black holes and radio galaxies
Experts in cosmology and astronomy will be visiting Napier as part of the Victoria University… Read more
4 July 2014 Detecting harmful molecules in the environment
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have developed a new technique that can detect environmental levels… Read more

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Justin & Alex

Creating a Centre of Research Excellence in NZ

Our school's research was highlighted at the recent international meeting of the Materials Research Society. Watch the video

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Spotlight: Hannah Zheng

"Hi, my name is Hannah. I'm currently studying toward a PhD in physics in Dr Natalie Plank’s nanomaterials devices group."
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Success for Victoria researchers

Our staff celebrate the school's recent ranking as New Zealand's best for research in our disciplines.


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Science in Context is concerned with the relationship between science, scientists, and society, the history of science, and the communication of scientific ideas.