Our staff and facilities support research across the University, Australian community and internationally in natural, agricultural, physical, life and biomedical sciences and engineering.
Research in the biosciences incorporates the natural sciences. It involves understanding the biology (from whole organism to subcellular level) of organisms, with applications in fields such as marine biology, agriculture, zoology, plant biology, and evolution.
Research in the biomedical sciences span basic, applied, translational and clinical research which develop knowledge in the area of human health and disease. It seeks to improve the understanding, aetiology, diagnosis, monitoring, management or treatment of physical or mental disease or other health conditions in humans.
Analysing and characterising the minerals and microstructures of our rocks and soils, our research increases understanding of our planet’s past and guides the sustainable development of our resources for the future.
Our research involves the characterisation of the structure, composition and chemistry of materials down to the nano or atomic scales. We are involved in a wide range of collaborative research programmes in areas such as nanomaterials/nanotechnology, semiconductors and materials engineering.