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 January

QUT research could end global banana threat

QUT and Hort Innovation have launched a $9.8 million research project to develop Cavendish and Goldfinger bananas that are resistant to Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4), a deadly disease that is threatening global production.

17 January

Space facilities ‘go for launch’ with new ARC funding

QUT has received $1.2 million in new ARC funding and a green light to build Australia’s largest covered outdoor facility for testing equipment, robotics and materials processing techniques in realistic Moon, Mars and asteroid conditions.

Contact us

Find us at
Level 2, E Block
Gardens Point