The UNSW School of Chemical Engineering is a leader in fundamental and applied research. Our researchers provide ideas and solutions that refine and improve manufacturing processes, introduce smarter, better-performing materials and address the increasing importance of sustainability in everything we do.

Research areas

Research is at the heart of what we do. Our researchers are leading the world in a range of areas including Advanced Process Systems Engineering, Biomaterials and Medical Devices, Energy, Environmental Processes and Technologies, Food and Health, Macromolecular and Interfacial Engineering, and Sensor Technology and Advanced Materials.


Postgraduate research

Our postgraduate research students undertake research projects under the supervision of our leading academics. We provide our students with the support, mentorship and technical skills to foster educational excellence in their chosen field of study.

Undergraduate research opportunities

UNSW Engineering offers undergraduate students a variety of opportunities to gain experience in cutting-edge research, beyond their thesis. Some of these opportunities give our students insight into projects that make real-world impact in the mining sector.
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Find a research supervisor

If you’re considering a future in research but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. Our helpful database of research supervisors will make it simpler to find the right academic to guide your journey. Search our list of UNSW Engineering postgraduate research supervisors and familiarise yourself with our postgraduate research programs.
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Research centres & institutes

Our multidisciplinary approach to research means we bring together our expertise from across campus. Our research centres and institutes are internationally recognised for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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