Research centres

Exterior of the Chemical Sciences building on the UNSW Kensington campus

Our research centres and groups strengthen our interdisciplinary research capabilities by connecting our leading researchers across the school. We work closely with our industry partners and various Government bodies to translate groundbreaking research into innovative solutions that help solve the world’s most complex problems.

Algae & Organic Matter Laboratory

Combines the study of microalgal and organic matter systems with the latest Engineering technology to provide sustainable solutions for the water and biotechnology industry.
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ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Food Manfacturing

Works closely with industry partners to strengthen Australia’s research in sustainable food science and technology.
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ARC Training Centre for Global Hydrogen Economy (GlobH2E)

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy (GlobH2E) is an international consortium of research institutions, industry partners, government agencies and hydrogen start-ups.
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Australian Carbon Materials Centre (A-CMC)

Focuses on the synthesis and chemical modification of functional polymers and carbon nanomaterials for the energy and biomaterials sector.

Australian Centre for Nanomedicine

A hub for nanomedicine research to deliver therapeutic solutions to the prevention, diagnosis and curing of diseases.
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Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design

Is dedicated to the synthesis and application of polymers and polymeric nano-objects using a wide range of modern polymerisation techniques.
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Centre for Advanced Solid & Liquid Based Electronics & Optics

Research that focuses on creating novel materials and technologies to improve the efficiencies of the electronic and optical based systems of the future.
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Hydrogen Energy Research Centre

HERC offers a variety of research, development, deployment and consultation services to help industry achieve exceptional results. Our world-first industry-led hydrogen research centre delivers a competitive edge to our partners in this sector, which gains ever-increasing international importance.
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Materials Energy Research Laboratory in Nanoscale

A leading energy research group focusing on the use of hydrogen as a clean energy alternative.
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Particles & Catalysis Research Group

A leading research group specialising in the fundamental synthesis, functionalisation, characterisation and application of novel particle and catalyst system. Their research is applied to areas such as environmental remediation, clean energy production and healthcare.
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Process Control Group

Develops innovative solutions to process system engineering with a focus on control theory development and process control applications.
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UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & Technology

The Centre brings together a wealth of knowledge of academic expertise to understand the increasing role of membranes in the global issues such water, energy and climate change.
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Shen Lab of Process Modelling and Optimisation of Reacting Flows (ProMO)

ProMO lab focuses on process modelling of reacting flows and the applications to a range of complex processes and reactors in conventional and emerging industries.
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