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School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

We carry out high-impact research that solves real-world problems, and integrate that research into a quality learning experience for our students.

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Professor Robina Xavier
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Executive Dean
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Executive Dean's Office - Business,
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Marketing
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Professor Stan Hurn
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Associate Dean, Research
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Executive Dean's Office - Business,
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Econometrics
Applied Economics
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Professor Peter Green
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Head of School
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Accountancy,
School of Accountancy
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Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
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Professor Ian Lings
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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations,
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
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Professor Cameron Newton
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Management,
School of Management
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Business and Management
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Professor Pascalis Raimondos
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Head of School
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Economics and Finance,
School of Economics and Finance
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Applied Economics
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Professor Daniel Smith
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Head of School
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Economics and Finance,
School of Economics and Finance
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Banking, Finance and Investment
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Professor Rowena Barrett
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Executive Director, Entrepreneurship
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Executive Dean's Office - Business,
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Business and Management
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Professor Larry Neale
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Director of Studies
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Marketing
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Professor Rachel Parker
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Director, Centre of METS Business Innovation
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Management,
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Business and Management
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Professor Lisa Bradley
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Professor
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Management,
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Dr Garth Britton
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Professor of Practice
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QUT Graduate School of Business,
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Biomedical engineering

We focus our investigations on the musculoskeletal system and conduct research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Our research has developed biomaterials and manufacturing technologies that work to regenerate tissues and has led to the creation of the Herston Biofabrication Institute at the Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Computational modelling

Our research involves understanding the design, manufacturing, operation, maintenance and management of mechanical systems including machines, infrastructure and engineering assets.

Our work overlaps in all areas of engineering and is relevant in other fields including 3D printing and advanced materials.

Energy and environment

Our research aims to advance knowledge to develop new materials and green technologies for environmental remediation and works to refine, renew and modify raw materials to produce useful products and by-products.

We work with collaborating centres, such as the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, to conduct specialised research in this field.

Material science

Our research in this discipline examines the generation of new molecules and materials on the scale of nanometres as well as the study of their chemical and physical properties.

We work with research groups like Materials Science and Engineering to characterise and analyse existing materials and to design and optimise new materials.

Central Analytical Research Facility

The Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF) is a collection of purpose-built laboratories based in the Science and Engineering centre that hosts a variety of instruments for genomic, biological, chemical and physical analyses.

Visit the CARF website

Banyo Pilot Plant

The Banyo Pilot Plant is a facility for large-scale research in a variety of science and engineering disciplines.

Our research at Banyo includes developing Australia's first lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility and innovative methods for biofuel production.

Visit the Banyo Pilot Plant website

Our courses

Study a QUT course and join our world-leading graduates. Find out how our courses can help put you on the path to success.

Engineering (Honours)

"When a family member received a cochlear implant I saw how medical engineering could provide a long-term solution to his hearing loss. I would love a career working to improve the health of individuals through the development and implementation of viable healthcare technology."

Renee Nightingale

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Process)Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Medical)

Chemistry

"QUT not only gave me scientific training and skills, but also the ability to diversify into broad science opportunities. A career highlight has been working in India for PepsiCo as a water quality specialist for a water re-use initiative."

Steven Cox

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

Physics

"QUT's physics degree allowed me to learn about different areas such as astro, quantum, mechanics, thermodynamics and radiation. My classes were very hands on and I got to practise on equipment such as electron microscopes to study nano-sized structures and particles."

Bree Sutherland

Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Our research

Our research focuses on innovations in health, the environment, and sustainable resources, in areas ranging from the development of new medical treatments and devices to the identification and assessment of pollutants and air quality.

We have achieved significant outcomes across a broad range of engineering research areas, including advancements in:

  • energy
  • orthopaedics and trauma
  • tissue regeneration
  • understanding pollutant particulate formation
  • new materials fabrication and characterisation techniques.

Our facilities

Our researchers are delivering capability into QUT's

These multidisciplinary research institutes are focused on solving global challenges in partnership with industry and government – both nationally and globally.

Our expert research teams take advantage of the world-class infrastructure at these institutes, and at other locations including the

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