Who are we?

The Dublin University Werner Chemical Society was established in 1949 in Trinity College Dublin. The society is named in honour of the distinguished chemist Emil Werner.1

The Werner Chemical Society has been instrumental in encouraging and maintaining interest in the Chemical Sciences within College. Whether your interest is study-oriented or professional, or just a natural curiosity, we cater for you. The society works closely with the Chemistry Department in order to promote this science and make it as enjoyable, exciting and social a field as possible. Educational and social events are organised throughout the year, fostering a good relationship between staff and students.


We can be contacted at werner@csc.tcd.ie at any stage throughout the year.

1. Emil Alphonse Werner (1864–1951) was a renounded Irish chemist known for his pioneering work on ureas, thioureas, guanidines and the structures thereof. He was the Chair of the Department of Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin for 18 years from 1928 to 1946 and was suceeded by Wesley Cocker (1908–2007), after whom the undergraduate chemistry laboratory is named. He was also the cousin of Nobel laureate Alfred Werner (1866–1919).
Obituary: W. R. Fearon, J. Chem. Soc., 1952, 2946–2952. DOI: 10.1039/JR9520002946