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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18 March 2014 Research gets gold
Described as "the equivalent of a desktop version of a mainframe computer" the smart red… Read more
11 March 2014 Women in science
Our own Dr Nicola Gaston has contributed thoughtful commentary – and a personal anecdote –… Read more
24 February 2014 2014 Ferrier Lecture
The 2014 Ferrier Lecture will be delivered next month by Professor Jef De Brabander from… 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

Emma Aitken

"The most important message I can communicate is that Chemistry is like learning a language. Once you speak the language, you can be creative and have fun." More »

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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.