Research Themes

Understand how you can partner with us to undertake fundamental research, or to translate research results into full scale production.

Materials Development

Including nanotechnology, polymer science and ceramics processing to develop new materials. Applications range from drug delivery to high temperature rockets.

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Separations technology

Encompassing solvent extraction, membrane processing, solid-liquid separations, adsorption and filtration. Applications are focussed on sustainable energy, carbon dioxide capture, mining and water resources.

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Surface Chemistry and Rheology

Encompassing colloid science, interfaces, atomic force microscopy, suspensions and non-Newtonian rheology. Applications are in minerals processing, consumer products, food processing and wastewater treatment.

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Bioengineering

The use of biology within engineering processes. Applications include food, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, bio-inspired polymers and tissue engineering.

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  • ARC Dairy Innovation Hub
  • ARC Unlocking The Food Value Chain: Australian Food Industry Transformation For Asean Markets Hub.

Research Projects