An overview of the history of the La Trobe Department of Chemistry. No definitive history of the La Trobe Department of Chemistry has previously been documented. We have attempted to recall its 50-year history based on relevant information received from our colleagues and on some historical documentation made available to us. We have given a balanced summary of the achievements of all members of the academic staff and highlighted the career achievements of many of the higher degree graduates, since we believe that these quantify the quality of the Department’s outstanding teaching and learning profile throughout the half century period reviewed. In addition, we have realistically estimated the total research funding quantum received by the Department and its total publication record so as to endorse its quality research profile. Overall, it is apparent that La Trobe Chemistry has a distinguished accumulated academic record to be proud of and, based on this, it has established a secure platform on which to build a sustainable future.Bob Brownlee.
La Trobe University’s Living History project celebrates the diverse stories of our students, alumni, staff and supporters over the past 50 years
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