Centre for Materials Science

Curiosity-driven research.

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

4 June

‘Missing Middle’ offers new approach to housing

The days of urban McMansions are numbered and a QUT architecture lecturer says the solution to more flexible, affordable housing lies between a large home and a unit – the ‘missing middle’.

3 June

Human hair used to make flexible displays for smart devices

QUT researchers have teamed up with a Brisbane barbershop in ground-breaking research to turn human hair waste into flexible displays that could be used in future smart devices.

Contact us

Find us at
Level 2, E Block
Gardens Point