Fastest rising research institution
Our Science and Engineering Faculty is one of the fastest rising institutions in the world and top in Australia for scientific research.
Source: 2019 Nature Index
Above world standard research
90 per cent of our faculty’s research ranks as above or well above world standard, placing us among the very best STEM faculties in Australia for quality of research.
Institutes, centres and facilities
We are home to many institutes and centres that feature world-class facilities and infrastructure, that allow our researchers to enhance and develop their research excellence.
Through mathematics, machine learning, statistical methods and information technologies we’re improving knowledge by harnessing our world class computing and visualisation capabilities.Discover more about big data
We're developing and promoting the use of engineering, physics and technology, in collaboration with medical professionals, to progress new materials, procedures and medical devices.Discover more about biomedical engineering
Our work in nanomaterials, surface engineering and molecular materials encompasses synthesis, characterisation and application diverse situations.Discover more about materials science
As sustainability of agricultural and energy resources is a national priority, our research aims to reduce threats to food, health and water supply, to minimise the impacts of climate change and to innovate biofuel production.Discover more about plant biotechnology
Featured groups and projects
Our researchers collaborate on projects in specialised research groups and facilities across disciplines and institutions.
QUT physicist and leading international air quality and health researcher Professor Lidia Morawska has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, an acknowledgement of her outstanding contributions to science and society.
QUT scientists are among a group making the most of the CSIRO research vessel Investigator's extended stay in Hobart during the COVID-19 shutdown, analysing valuable data about Hobart’s air quality.