University of Otago, New Zealand

Chemistry

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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Established in 1871 with the appointment of Professor James Gow Black, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Otago is the oldest chemistry department in New Zealand. It has grown to be one of the largest Departments in the Division of Sciences and contributes to various courses and programmes in Sciences and Health Sciences at the University of Otago, New Zealand's first University. The Department is widely acknowledged as one of the top Chemistry Departments in New Zealand, as exemplified by researchers receiving the Prime Minister's Science Prize in 2011.

Chemistry catch-up

We offer two courses for students considering entry to undergraduate chemistry papers who have little or no background in chemistry

Introductory Chemistry is a distance course run all year.
CHEM150 is run at the start of each year to prepare students for undergraduate study

Upcoming Seminars

  • Monday 28th April - 4 p.m. in CHEM1

    Dr Shahid Islam (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago)

    Research Seminar - Structure-Function Study of Membrane Proteins with a Novel Restrained-Ensemble Molecular Dynamics Simulation Method - Candidate for the position of Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

  • Tuesday 29th April - 4 p.m. in CHEM1

    Dr Shahid Islam (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago)

    Undergraduate Lecture (ΔG = –RTlnK) - Candidate for the position of Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

  • Friday 2nd May - 12 p.m. in CHEM 1

    David Savory (Department of Chemistry, University of Otago)

    Small Molecule Adsorption and Photoinduced Polaronic Absorption: Exploiting the Strengths of ATR-IR Spectroscopy

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