Centre for Materials Science (CMS)

Queensland University of Technology

The transdisciplinary research of Centre for Materials Science works at an atomistic and molecular level to develop a diverse range of advanced materials, including nanomaterials, polymers, metals and composites, each with tailored properties and functions towards specific real-world applications. The Centre works to innovate, accelerate and translate scientific material discoveries to transformative technologies to address global and national challenges in chemical syntheses, construction industries, green energy demands, environmental change, and sustainable manufacturing.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
100-200 research staff
Block E, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000

Strengths and capabilities

  • Transdiciplinary collaboration
  • Polymers, adhesives and coatings
  • Renewable energy generation and storage
  • Materials for extreme operating environments
  • Composites
  • Batteries and supercapacitors
  • Solar cells
  • Antifouling/antibacterial materials
  • Sensors
  • Bio-inspired materials

Facilities and major equipment

  • Soft matter, synthetic chemistry and materials laboratories
  • Materials characterisation and method development
  • Computational, prediction and modelling
  • Pilot and scale-up facilities
  • Wind and fire testing laboratories
  • High resolution in situ Electron Microscopy
  • High resolution in situ Electron Microscopy
  • Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry
  • 3D and 4D printing
  • Stress, strain and failure analysis

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