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The Institute for Future Environments brings together research, industry, government and community to create real-world impact and develop innovations that create sustainable futures for our environment, society and economy.

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Our research centres

Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

The Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy delivers profitable, sustainable and resilient agricultural and bioeconomy technologies and systems.

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Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

The Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices develops innovative and sustainable clean energy generation, distribution and usage solutions for Australia and beyond.

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Centre for a Waste-Free World

The Centre for a Waste-Free World develops technologies and processes to innovate the social, environmental and economic role of waste and transform it into valuable circular commodities.

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Centre for the Environment

The Centre for the Environment brings research, government, industry and community together to create real-world solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges.

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Our research facilities

We manage a diverse range of world-class facilities to support research, teaching and learning and enable real-world results. Our expertise encompasses the latest in digital technologies, industrial engineering and scientific analysis.

Central Analytical Research Facility

The Central Analytical Research Facility provides specialist equipment and expert scientists to help you carry out analytical research.

Research Engineering Facility

The Research Engineering Facility provides cutting-edge research engineering and technology services including drones, aviation, robotics and autonomous systems.

Visualisation and eResearch

The Visualisation and eResearch group develops advanced visualisation environments and high-performance interaction design systems.

Digital Observatory

The Digital Observatory provides state-of-the-art research infrastructure and expertise for tracking, collecting and analysing dynamic digital data.

Biorefining Research Facility

The Biorefining Research Facility develops innovative products and processes to build a sustainable and profitable biorefining industry in Australia.

Samford Ecological Research Facility

The Samford Ecological Research Facility is a living laboratory for ecological research and educational experiences for researchers, students and visitors.

News

16 Oct 2020

2020 QUT Science in Focus winners revealed

A striking and colourful image of nanostructures by materials science expert Dr Jun Mei has taken out the 2020 QUT Science in Focus Competition.

13 Oct 2020

People can do more than use less plastic to help save the GBR: QUT research

Many Australians do not know what they can individually do to make a difference to the health of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef (GBR), according to a survey led by QUT researchers.

Events

4 Nov 2020

2020 RACI Margaret Sheil Leadership Award Lecture - Breaking barriers with antimicrobial peptides

In 2017, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) established a leadership award to honour Professor Margaret Sheil AO, the first Australian female Professor of Chemistry and now Vice Chancellor of QUT. In this webinar the most recent recipient of the award, Professor Emeritus Frances Separovic AO FAA, will give a personal account of her career journey in biophysical chemistry and discuss the need for more inclusivity in science.

22 Oct 2020

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship

Zoom in with your lunch, your questions and, your hunger to learn about entrepreneurship.  Join the informal lunchtime learning session where you can listen to, and chat with, industry experts who'll share their entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.

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Institute for Future Environments

Level 6, P Block
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Postal address

Institute for Future Environments
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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