Our teaching and research advances the frontiers of the chemical and physical sciences to solve real-world challenges.
We specialise in research covering diverse topics, including:
- studies of particles, fields and radiation and their interaction with matter
- the design, synthesis, characterisation and study of the properties of molecules and materials
- the implementation of these molecules and materials in various applications.
Our outcomes have included finding cheaper and efficient materials for storing renewable energy, and determining the elasticity of crystals down to the atomic level.
Surface Science and 2D Materials
The Surface Science and 2D Materials Group investigates matter on the nano-scale to design and engineer 2D materials that have applications in electronics, energy, environmental and sensing technologies.
Molecular Recognition and Sensors
The Molecular Recognition & Sensors team is a multi-disciplinary research group interested in the development and application of nanotechnology for identification and quantification of selected analytes.
MACROARC Soft Matter Materials Group
Established in 2008, and now calling Brisbane home, the MACROARC lab houses over 40 active researchers in the field of synthetic and physical polymer material science.
Inorganic Nanomaterials Lab
The Golberg Group at QUT designs inorganic nanomaterials for structural and green energy applications.
National Battery Testing Centre
The National Battery Testing Centre (NBTC) was established at the Queensland University of Technology to test multiple types and sizes of battery systems in real-world conditions for Australian applications.
Our research partnerships
We're working with you to find solutions to your problems. Reach result through a collaborative partnership with our experienced research experts who make active contributions to their fields.
Learning and teaching experience
Our chemistry and physics courses have a strong applied emphasis so our students spend a significant amount of time in laboratories developing extensive practical skills.
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Research)
- Division / Faculty
- Research Portfolio
- Research fields
- Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
News and events
A team of Brisbane scientists led by QUT’s Dr Nathan Boase has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense global grant to investigate a new method to prevent emerging viruses like COVID-19 and Monkeypox from being able to spread through human cells during new pandemics.
QUT and heavy equipment supplier Hastings Deering have joined forces to advance emerging data science technologies to build better returns for customers, partners, and investors alike.
A large installation made of sugar will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition focussed on the hidden connections between people and their environment opening at QUT Art Museum on July 5.