Materials Chemistry Division

This incredibly active Division of the RACI is a home for all those working in materials chemistry and related fields. This spans students, researchers and academics at higher education institutes and government research organisations, as well as engineers and other professionals in industry.

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Our Purpose


We created the Materials Chemistry Division to:

  • provide a networking platform for those with a common interest from a variety of sectors.
  • disseminate the latest research in, and applications of, Materials Chemistry.
  • serve as a window to link materials chemistry with other fields of Science and Technology as well as Industry
  • provide for the professional development of Materials Chemists
  • encourage students to embark on a career in one of the many sub-disciplines of Materials Chemistry.


The Materials Chemistry Division supports activities covering the synthesis, structure, properties and functional applications of materials to advance fundamental chemistry and technological progress.

It is inherently interdisciplinary, encompassing, but not limited to:

      • Electronic and magnetic materials
      • Multifunctional materials
      • Engineering materials
      • Energy materials
      • Environmental and sustainable materials
      • Bio and medical materials
      • Informatic materials
      • Nanomaterials


      The name was changed from the original Solid-state Chemistry Division in 2006 to reflect its increasingly interdisciplinary nature and its relationship to other Divisions in chemistry and related fields in physics and engineering.


      Regular Events 


      Our Materials Chemistry Division is very active in holding regular events. Highlights include:

      • A biennial conference called “Materials Chemistry and Applications” where the latest academic research and innovations in the commercial sector are presented
      • A biennial "Youth Symposium on Materials Chemistry" where postgraduate students and early career chemists showcase their work, gain experience from scientific presentations and network with their peers
      • An annual webinar comprising a flash student presentation competition


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      Division Committee

      Position Name
      Chair - Yun Liu
      Secretary - Siegbert Schmid


      Become Involved


      If you would like more information on our Materials Division, or how to become involved, please contact us

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      Chemistry in Australia Magazine

      You will have online access to 4 quarterly issues of Chemistry in Australia, the RACI’s member magazine, per year.

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      RACI Women in Materials Chemistry promotion Program

      To encourage more female students and female ECRs to attend Materials Chemistry Conference for research exchange and networking, MC division developed a special program to promote women involving in the Materials Chemistry community under the umbrella of the ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship program. Several financial support will be provided to the awardees, in terms of the merit-based assessment conducted by a defined selection committee, composed of several senior academic staff, including female staff.

      Application submission deadline: 4th Jan, 2022.


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