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.

Our research

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.

Our surface science and 2D materials research

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.

Our molecular recognition and sensors research

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.

Learn more about MACROARC

Inorganic Nanomaterials Lab

The Golberg Group at QUT designs inorganic nanomaterials for structural and green energy applications.

More about our Inorganic Nanomaterials Lab

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.

More about the National Battery Testing Centre

Medicinal Molecules and Materials Group

The Medicinal Molecules and Materials Group is a collaborative team of organic, medicinal and polymer chemists, looking to understand how precision chemistry can be used to solve clinical health problems.

More about the Medicinal Molecules and Materials Group

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.

Our partnerships

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.

Browse our courses

Our staff

Associate Professor Jennifer MacLeod
Position
Head of School
School
School of Chemistry & Physics
Research fields
Condensed Matter Physics
Nanotechnology
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Emeritus Professor Graeme George
Position
Visitor
Division / Faculty
School of Chemistry & Physics
Research fields
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Materials Engineering
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Associate Professor Maggie Gulbinska
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Principal Research Fellow in Battery Systems
Division / Faculty
School of Chemistry & Physics
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Mr Darren Pearce
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Lecturer
Division / Faculty
School of Chemistry & Physics
Research field
Other Physical Sciences
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Miss Katrina Wruck
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
School of Chemistry & Physics
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Mr Felix Lo
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Mechanical Engineer (Design & Process)
Division / Faculty
School of Chemistry & Physics
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Mrs Tess McGlone
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Senior Project Coordinator - Future Battery Industries Projects at QUT
Division / Faculty
School of Chemistry & Physics
Research field
Business and Management
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News and events

21 Jun 2022

Jobs of the future: 255 Yr 11s & 12s to attend QUT STEM Summit

A record 255 high school students from across Queensland and New South Wales will head to uni over the September school holidays to take part in the 2022 QUT Future You STEM Summit.

17 Jun 2022

Queensland universities shine brightly in national teaching awards

QUT hosted the 2021 Queensland Australian Awards for University Teaching Ceremony last night, attended by representatives and award recipients of eight Queensland universities.

15 Jun 2022

Big boost for Queensland battery-powered jobs

The Queensland Government will boost Queensland’s place in the energy storage revolution through a $15 million investment to scale up the National Battery Testing Centre (NBTC), based in Banyo on Brisbane’s northside.

Contact us

Contact the School of Chemistry and Physics for more information on our courses, research and staff.