The QUT Centre for Materials Science provides a collaborative environment for curiosity-driven materials research and innovation focusing on outstanding research strengths in:

  • soft matter materials
  • hard condensed matter materials
  • computation, prediction and modelling
  • analytical technique development.

Find out more about the projects, priorities and people at the QUT Centre for Materials Science

The LABS

Meet some of the people changing our world for the better, with a behind the scenes snapshot of science that can:

  • transform diamonds into high powered, energy efficient electronics
  • change plastics into truly biodegradable food for organisms
  • teach robots how to navigate the world like humans do.
Download The LABS (PDF file, 17.9 MB)

Our facilities

We bring together cutting-edge instrumentation in mass spectrometry, atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy.

Along with world-class technical expertise, our purpose-built facilities enable an efficient research space for novel material discoveries. Our laboratory spaces will provide critical research visibility for QUT on a national and global scale while nurturing emerging collaborative research.

State-of-the-art instrumentation currently under construction includes:

  • Double-aberration-correction high resolution transmission electron microscope (JEOL NEOARM)
  • Focused ion beam microscope (FIB)
  • Time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ToF-SIMS).

Our expert research team also take advantage of expert scientists and infrastructure at other QUT research institutes and locations, including:

Our scholarships

We're offering PhD and Masters top-up scholarships in QUT’s Annual scholarship round.

Researching with us will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • work with a team of leading researchers
  • undertake your own innovative research in and across the fields of materials sciences
  • gain an internationally-recognised postgraduate qualification.

Find out more

More information

Bio inspired nanostructures for advanced batteries

Research news

24 September

Cutting edge DNA technology to identify Australian fallen soldiers’ remains

Families of targeted missing Australian service members will be invited to help establish a DNA Biobank to aid in identifying recovered remains, funded by a new $2.2 million Department of Defence Innovation Hub contract undertaken by QUT in collaboration with Defence.

22 September

CARRS-Q research students win QUT Three-Minute Thesis and Visualise Your Thesis competitions

Humanising driverless-cars and evaluating safety measures for mobile phone-distracted pedestrians were the winning QUT research entries in the 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) international communication competitions.

Contact us

Find us at
Level 2, E Block
Gardens Point