Meet our students and graduates

Read about life as a student in the School of Chemical Sciences and where our graduates end up.

Jessie Davys, Forensic Science

Master of Science graduate Jessie Davys was drawn to Forensic Science because of the chance to help people.

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Vanessa Ung, Food Science

Vanessa began her academic journey with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Master of Science in Food Science. She is currently completing a PhD in Chemistry.

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Liam Philip, Forensic Science

During his masters research project, Liam used his forensic skills to investigate an emerging problem – the microplastics in our food.

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Nikolai Siimes, Wine Science

Nikolai Siimes is researching the perceptions and acceptability of nanotechnology in the New Zealand wine industry.

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Eugene In, Chemistry and Psychology

Final year student Eugene In moved to Auckland from Christchurch and describes her experiences studying and settling into life in a new city.

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Hugh Douglas Glossop, PhD Chemistry

Having completed his PhD in Chemistry, Hugh has since pursued a postdoctoral position overseas.

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Heiana Agnieray, Chemistry

Heiana is currently nearing completing her PhD degree and mentions her unforgettable experiences during her studies at the University of Auckland.

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Kapish Gobindlal, PhD Chemistry

PhD candidate Kapish Gobindlal is researching ways to effectively destroy toxic chemicals at a molecular level.

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Urawadee Rajchakit, PhD Medicinal Chemistry

PhD candidate Urawadee Rajchakit aspires to become an academic research professor.

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Paula Jeune, Food Science

Paula Jeune studied Food Science and is now part of the team at New Zealand sustainable food venture, NewFish.

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Ruairi Kavanagh, Wine Science

Wine Science student Ruairi Kavanagh aspires to make his own organically grown wines after his studies.

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Bonnie Lam, Food Science

Bonnie Lam's passion for cooking led her to study Food Science which paved the way for her career as a Food Technologist.

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Chemical Sciences student

Browse our selection of study options available in the field of Chemical Sciences.

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Chemical Sciences lecturer and students in a lab

Discover the research of our early-career and up-and-coming academics in the area of chemical sciences.

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Plan and prepare for your future work and life with the help of our range of workshops, events and services.

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