Chemistry department

Part of AUT's School of Science, the Department of Chemistry offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, from bachelor's degree level to the PhD.

Our academic staff are known as expert in their fields, and their research ranges from bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry to environmental and food chemistry.

Research in chemistry

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across science.

More about our research

Research interests and associations

Our research interests include:

  • Synthesis, structure and reactivity of coordination complexes
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Organic synthesis and catalysis
  • Ionic liquids and their uses
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Contact us

Dr Marcus Jones
Head of Chemistry
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5436

marcus.jones@aut.ac.nz

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