Research locations

Our researchers work at specialised facilities across Brisbane and around Queensland.

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)

At the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), researchers from a range of scientific fields work together on research devoted to improving the health of individuals and communities. The $70 million IHBI building at our Kelvin Grove campus was purpose-built to meet the institute's research needs, and to encourage collaboration and innovation.

Institute for Future Environments (IFE)

The Institute for Future Environments (IFE) is finding ways to make the world more sustainable, secure and resilient by studying how our natural, built and virtual environments interact. Researchers from across science, engineering, law, business, education and the creative industries work in state-of-the-art laboratories and offices in our $230 million Science and Engineering Centre at our Gardens Point campus.

Translational Research Institute (TRI)

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane is the largest medical research institute in the southern hemisphere. Researchers are discovering and developing new medical treatments, 'translating' their work from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside to benefit the health of people worldwide.

Centre for Children's Health Research

Located alongside the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital precinct in South Brisbane, the $134 million Centre for Children's Health Research is Queensland's first dedicated child and adolescent research centre.

The centre is the result of a partnership between Queensland Health and some of the state's leading research institutions, including QUT, the University of Queensland, the Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI) and the Translational Research Institute (TRI). The partnership aims to place Queensland at the forefront of international paediatric research.

Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

Our Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) has been established to meet Australia's emerging needs in orthopaedic and artificial organ research. Located at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane's north, MERF provides a comprehensive suite of research and training facilities.

Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA)

The Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) conducts research into automated aviation systems, leading to safer and more efficient use of airspace, and the development of autonomous aircraft and sensors for a wide range of commercial applications. Its $6 million purpose-built facility in the Brisbane Airport Da Vinci Precinct houses an aircraft simulation and testing laboratory, indoor flying area, mobile operations centre and customised unmanned aircraft.

Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF)

Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF) is a living laboratory for researching the impact of urban development on ecosystems, and educating the community. It's located on a 51ha property in the Samford Valley, north-west of Brisbane.

Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant

The Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant converts plant materials into renewable transport fuels (bioethanol), green chemicals and other bioproducts.

Banyo Pilot Plant Precinct

Our Banyo Pilot Plant Precinct in Brisbane's north facilitates structural, mechanical and electrical testing, geological analysis, aquaculture, and product testing and validation.