Our Research

At the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, our researchers deliver innovative, world-class solutions to a vast range of real-world issues, and provide an ideal environment for postgraduate research study.

Our school’s high quality of postgraduate education services and research was recognised in 2000, when we became the first chemical engineering department in Australia and New Zealand to achieve full ISO 9000 accreditation. This accreditation also includes our undergraduate offerings, consultancy and commercial testing services.

Our research - School of Chemical Engineering

Higher degrees by research

We offer two postgraduate research degrees:

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) commitment, and teaches you about applying research methodology to critically evaluate literature and results in your field.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is our flagship research award and is the standard qualification for a research career or academic position.

By studying a research degree with the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, you can undertake a research project in an area of interest.

In either degree you’ll be supported by one of our research supervisors.

Find out more about higher degrees by research

Our research capabilities

Our interdisciplinary school is advancing research in the following areas.

 

Advanced Water Treatment Technologies

Our Advanced Water Treatment Technologies research is responding to increasing global water scarcity by enabling greater water and environmental sustainability.

Advanced Water Treatment Technologies

 

Energy Storage and Catalysis

Research in energy storage and catalysis involves developing cost-effective, industry-relevant materials and catalysis for enhanced energy generation, storage and conversion.

Energy Storage and Catalysis

Laser Diagnostics and Chemical Sensing

Our Laser Diagnostics and Chemical Sensing group aims to understand matter’s interaction with radiation and light and apply this knowledge to specific sensing applications and engineering devices to solve real-life problems.

Laser Diagnostics and Chemical Sensing

Mineral Characterisation and Processing

Research in mineral characterisation and processing investigates naturally occurring chemical compounds’ and processed materials’ physical and chemical properties, and potential economic benefits.

Mineral Characterisation and Processing

Nanotechnology and Functional Materials

Nanotechnology and functional materials research seeks to explore, understand and engineer materials at the nano level.

Nanotechnology and Functional Materials

Pharmaceutical, Bioprocessing and Biomedical Technologies

Research in pharmaceutical, bioprocessing and biomedical technologies involves designing and scaling up manufacturing processes to convert chemical and biological materials into pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Pharmaceutical, Bioprocessing and Biomedical Technologies

Waste to Value

Our Waste to Value research group investigates new, more efficient and effective ways to harness energy from waste and renewable resources, and store it for reliable later use.

Waste to Value