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, including the Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF).

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 May

VR a tool to give better quality of life in aged care

A toolkit to help aged care facilities integrate virtual reality into the lives of residents is being launched tomorrow (Wednesday 25 May). It’s an outcome of a QUT Design Lab-led trial conducted in aged care facilities in Queensland and Victoria which gave people the chance to revisit their past and explore new worlds or activities using the technology.

23 May

QUT and Hastings Deering dig deep on new data partnership

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.

Contact us

Find us at
Level 2, E Block
Gardens Point