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.

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 scholarships for a variety of research projects.

With our scholarships, you'll have 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.
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Research news

13 August

Study finds cancer mapping may solve puzzle of regional disease links

QUT researchers have used nationwide cancer mapping statistics to develop a new mathematical model so health professionals can further question patterns relating to the disease.

11 August

Cricket umpires fumble on T20 calls

The toughest call to make by a cricket umpire is a leg-before-wicket (LBW) decision and new research from QUT reveals the ability to judge correctly changes with the format of the game, with T20 matches the most likely to produce mistakes.

Contact us

Find us at
Level 2, E Block
Gardens Point