Benefits to Industry Partners 

  • Workplace-ready graduates with industry relevant skills and proven track-record, and experience

  • Access to new chemistry and advanced manufacturing technologies, and commercial products

  • New intellectual property

  • Opportunity to guide the training and development of next generation workforce, and leaders

  • Access to University R&D capabilities, expertise, infrastructure and technology platforms

  • Access to chemistry industry innovation data and models developed by Centre research teams

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School of Chemistry, the University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, 2052

School of Chemistry, the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, 3010

Research Themes

Innovation in Advanced Materials and Process Chemistry 

The advanced materials and process chemistry field plays an important role in most socioeconomic sectors such as agriculture, water, health, building construction, machine manufacturing and transport. The sector also impacts significantly on high-end applications and has made major contributions in the development of better energy and health products. However, in a global marketplace, companies are under constant pressure to develop new products that meet emerging market trends and consumer needs.


Novel Approaches to Medicinal and Biomedical Chemistry 

Globally, small molecule drugs comprise around 90% of the market, and in Australia represent one of our major manufactured exports ($3.9 billion in 2012-13). The industry employed approximately 16,500 people in manufacturing and spent around $404 million on pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D in 2011-12. These industries demand broad graduate attributes: strong technical skills in synthetic chemistry, molecular design and modelling, and traditional and modern approaches to drug design and manufacturing.


Advancing Analytical Chemistry and Materials Characterisation 

Underpinning innovations in chemistry are developments in the fields of analytical chemistry and material characterisation. A range of techniques will be available through this program including: NMR, IR and Raman spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, Scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. 

The Centre will support innovation in the chemical industry, drive global competitive advantages, sustained growth and intellectual property development