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Welcome to the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, a vibrant place to work and study, with staff who carry out cutting-edge research and strive to deliver a world-class education to our diverse community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Since 2015, the School has been the proud holder of a Bronze Athena SWAN Award

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Congratulations to School of Chemistry Senior Sophister Class of 2019
The School of Chemistry retains its Athena SWAN Bronze Award.
2018 RSC Centenary Prize and School of Chemistry Cocker Lecture 2019. All are welcome to attend. This event is free but please register to allow us to plan for numbers.
2019 Newly Elected Scholars - Trinity Monday Announcements
Success for NPCAM Students at Trinity employability awards
AMBER offers five CDT-PhD studentships funded by SFI-EPSR for the next Academic Year 2019-2020.
Chemistry has made the top 100 worldwide in the 2019 QS rankings.
PhD in Computational Organic Chemistry - Nucleophilic Asymmetric Catalysis from the Theoretical Perspective.
School of Chemistry Alumni to Student Networking Reception 2019.
Emeritus Chemistry Professor Sean Corish Receives Lifetime Achievement Award.
Congratulations to Prof. Sylvia Draper for being awarded by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) the 2018 David Brown award at the Inorganic Ireland Symposium in Queen’s University Belfast.
Congratulations to Prof John Boland who won the SFI Researcher of the Year Award and to Dr John O’Donoghue who won the SFI Outstanding Contribution to STEM Communication award.
Career Development Symposium - TBSI, 23rd November, 2018.
Opportunity for an IRC postgraduate scholarship for joint project TCD-NUI Galway.
TCD School of Chemistry chosen to host Ireland’s largest Chemistry Education conference for the first time, the 37th ChemEd-Ireland conference on the 20th of October, 2018.
‘Three PhD positions available (closing date 15th September, 2018)’
Dublin Chosen for International Conference on Coordination Chemistry.
Irish researchers make key breakthrough on ‘brain-like’ computers at the AMBER research facility in TCD.
Four year funded PhD Studentship - Intelligent Nanosurface Group, Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research Centre (AMBER).
Professor John Boland, Investigator in SFI Research Centre AMBER, and School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded an Outstanding Researcher Award from the Intel Corporate Research Council (CRC).
School of Chemistry Alumni newsletter 2017/2018
PhD Studentship with AMBER opportunity.
Two full-time/part-time positions available this Summer for Research Assistants (undergraduate and postgraduate students) for research on conductive organic materials and thermoelectrics.
Congratulations to Prof John M. Kelly, Fellow Emeritus, on winning the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland’s 2018 Boyle Higgins Gold Medal. Prof Kelly has over 50 years experience in photochemistry, most recently in the area of metal complexes as DNA probes. To mark the occasion. Prof. Kelly gave a lecture entitled ‘1.4 Giga-seconds Exciting Chemistry -Time and the Photochemist’ at the Institute’s AGM in the Royal College of Surgeons on April 19th, 2018.
Dr Junsi Wang wins RIA Young Chemist award.
2018 Newly Elected Scholars- Trinity Monday Announcements
Congratulations to Sean Mok and Anastasiia Shandra in winning the TCD-Intel Partnership Employability Award.
PhD Position Available September 2018
Niamh Murphy in Nature article on “Teen spirit in the lab”
New International Taught Masters in Energy Science offered by Trinity College Dublin.
Chemistry breakthroughs open new doors to drug developers and cancer researchers.
Llama considering to join Chemistry, cheered up students with its presence on Tuesday afternoon.Visiting TCD-Chemistry grounds from petting farm organised by the DU Agricultural Society (@_agsoc)
Congratulations to Prof. Aidan McDonald, one of only a few scientists to have been awarded an ERC, Marie Skłodowska-Curie and an Erasmus award.
Congratulations to Prof. Sylvia Draper and her group on getting the front cover of ChemPhotoChem. The Front Cover illustrates the importance of choosing the right accessory (or chromophoric appendage) depending on the occasion (i.e. the desired application for the coordination chemist). By varying the organic chromophores on the RuII complex, the triplet photosensitising behaviour can be improved and tuned. More information can be found in the article by Y. Lu et al. on page 544 in Issue 12, 2017 (DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201700158).
Chemistry will unveil its exciting new Chemical Sciences stream (TR061) for 2018/19 on Saturday 9th December. Come and speak to us at our stand in the Hamilton Building between 9am and 3.30pm.
Prof. Valeria Nicolosi gave a talk at Falling Walls conference in Berlin on 9th November, 2017.
Prof. Mathias Senge leading a new project that will develop light-activated molecules to fight cancer and infection
Article by Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson featured in a collection of "groundbreaking papers" published by Chem
Dr. Fergus Poynton Winner of Ireland’s Young Chemist Prize has been awarded a prestigious international award at the World Chemistry Congress

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