School of Chemical Engineering

Materials research

Synthesis and molecular engineering of nanomaterials, such as inorganic nanoparticles, carbons, nanoporous materials and membranes underpin many innovations in medicine, energy and environmental technologies.

Materials Engineering has an important role in current and emerging technologies, contributing to all areas of engineering through materials expertise including developing new materials, optimising existing and controlling disposal of materials. Key areas in material science at UQ Chemical Engineering include clean energy, health care, environmental and food science.

Key Research Areas