Our degree programs
We offer undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research (PhD) programs in the core disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Food Science & Technology. Students benefit from world-class facilities, and academic staff who are among the best in their fields, with years of collective teaching and research experience.
Research is our passion
Researchers at the School of Chemical Engineering are passionate about providing solutions to major world issues through innovation. They focus on critical areas that affect the future, including energy, health, the environment, water and food, and are often called upon to work with both industry and government.
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Latest News & Events

Scientia Professors Rose Amal
22 August 2014

Technologies to transform carbon dioxide into sustainable fuels and end-of-life e-waste into high value materials have won Scientia Professors Rose Amal... read more

School of Chemical Engineering Alumni Event - 14 October 2014
21 August 2014

We're hosting an alumni networking event and you're invited!
Reconnect with old and new friends and teachers from the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Australia. 

The theme of the event is, 'what is your future?'...

Best presentation at ICOM
18 August 2014

Gaetan Blandin has been recently awarded for his presentation entitled, "Impact of osmotic and hydraulic pressure on membrane fouling in osmotic driven processes and adapted cleaning strategies’’, which was scored as the best oral... read more

6 September 2014
9.00am to 5.30pm
19 September 2014
12.00pm to 1.00pm



Gabrielle McGill graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Chemistry in 2009. Since graduating she has been working with GHD. Her time at GHD has been quite varied and she has worked as both a process engineer in their Water Team, as well as part of the their Stakeholder Engagement Team.

In August 2012 Gabrielle left the comforts of Australia to spend a year volunteering with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia in the Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Cambodia. There she worked with the local Phat Sanday floating community on the Tonle Sap Lake as part of a wider EWB project. During her time in Cambodia Gabrielle worked on developing floating biodigesters to treat human waste and convert it to useful biogas for cooking and fertiliser.

Gabrielle has now returned home and continues to work with GHD as part of a team of designers in the Water Infrastructure Team.


Sophia Viglione, School of Chemical Engineering

Finding Industrial Training

Sophia Viglione, graduate from the School of Chemical Engineering, shares her experience completing her Industrial Training in Western Australia with Woodside Energy Ltd and BHP Billiton Western Australia Iron Ore. This experience has helped to secure a graduate position with one of Australia's largest oil, gas and geothermal companies.



Professor Hui-Ming Cheng is the Director of Advanced Carbon Materials Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from Hunan University in 1984 and received his Master and PhD degree in 1987 and 1992 from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He worked at Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, AIST, and Nagasaki University in Japan from 1990 to 1993, and MIT, USA from 1997 to 1998.  He is mainly working on carbon nanotubes, graphene, energy storage materials, photocatalytic semiconducting materials, and high-performance bulk carbon materials. He has received several international and national awards, including the National Natural Science Award (2nd class) in 2006, the Charles E. Pettinos Award (American Carbon Society, USA) in 2010, and the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation in 2010. He is the Editor of Carbon since 2000 and the Editor-in-Chief of New Carbon Materials since 1998. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013.