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.
News and events
A super-resolution electron microscope that allows Australian scientists to observe and manipulate individual atoms is now operational at QUT.
QUT’s Future You STEM Summit for high-achieving teenagers is hitting the road for its very first visit to Cairns, Bundaberg, Mackay and Toowoomba.
This beautiful microscopic image of a coral polyp the size of a pinhead has won QUT’s 2021 Research in Focus competition.