UNSW - Science

Research Centres

 

Australian Centre for Astrobiology

ACA is one of the few organisations in the world that is truly inter and multi-disciplinary in a way that is reflective of astrobiology as well as being the only centre of astrobiological research in Australia. Its key goals include contributing to the understanding of the origin of life on Earth and to set an Australian life-seeking instrument on the surface of Mars. In addition to being an Associate Member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, it also has close links with the European Space Agency and other international space agencies and institutions.

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Australian Centre for Commercial Mathematics

The Australian Centre for Commercial Mathematics (ACCM) is an applied research centre at the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics. Its focus is to identify, investigate and solve complex industry and commercial problems and to stimulate new areas of research based on real world problems.

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Australian Centre for NanoMedicine

The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine combines Medicine, Science and Engineering to deliver therapeutic solutions to research problems in medicine. Through a commitment to research, education, knowledge transfer and commercialisation, ACN is dedicated to the prevention, diagnostics and curing of diseases.

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Australian Wetlands and Rivers Centre

AWRC focuses research effort on the key threats, risks and uncertainties facing biodiversity of wetlands and rivers and their conservation values. We are also involved similar challenges in terrestrial ecosystems. We have a strong emphasis on providing rigorous advice to governments at State and Federal levels and building expertise in the adaptive management of Australia’s ecosystems. Communication of research results is a key objective through peer reviewed papers, the media, electronic databases and other research outputs.

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Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation

The Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation (CMB) is an international focal point for interdisciplinary basic and applied research into chemically mediated interactions between organisms. It drives research excellence in a number of platforms, including microbial biofilms and bacterial signalling, marine chemical ecology and prokaryote-eukaryote interactions, environmental and microbial genomics, colonisation biology of marine sessile organisms, novel antifouling technologies, bioremediation, inter-kingdom signalling and the bridge between environmental microbiology and engineering. These research platforms are based on understanding, in a mechanistic fashion, how chemical signals mediate the ecology, physiology and molecular biology of organisms, and the subsequent application of this knowledge to novel biotechnologies across environmental, industrial and medical settings.

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ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology is an international research effort to develop the science and technology of a global quantum information network, encompassing ultra-fast quantum computation, absolutely secure quantum communication and distributed quantum information processing.

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Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT)

SMaRT has strong relationships with Industry and Research partners from the metallurgical, materials, building, construction and mining sectors across the globe. The Centre has 20 academic staff and postdoctoral researchers. The Centre also has state-of-the-art Research Infrastructure funded through the Vice- Chancellor's strategic priorities funding, along with well-equipped sustainable materials laboratories.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

The Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science is a major initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international partner organisations. It will build on and improve existing understanding of the modeling of regional climates to enable enhanced adaptation to and management of climate change, particularly in the Australian region.

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Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC)

UNSW CCRC is a multi-disciplinary research group comprising one of the largest university research facilities of its kind in Australia. CCRC houses research expertise in the key areas  Earth's climate: atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial processes.

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Connected Waters Initiative

The UNSW Connected Waters Initiative aims to help fill critical gaps in our knowledge of the complex interactions between groundwater and surface water and their sustainable management through research, teaching and public education.

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Evolution & Ecology Research Centre

The Evolution & Ecology Research Centre draws together the diverse strengths of 18 academic staff, 8 independent research fellows, and over forty postgraduate students from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW in Sydney. The Centre's purpose is to build capacity for and quality of research, including postgraduate research and supervision. To do so, we provide seed funding for innovative new research collaborations, recognize excellence in research, learning and supervision, run an innovative Graduate Program in Evolution & Ecology, and engage in public outreach relating to evolution and ecology.

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Institute of Environmental Studies

The IES has developed into a multi-faceted institution with a reputation for excellence in research, strong student relationships and high quality learning outcomes. The IES aims to provide students with world-class innovative research opportunities, excellent transdisciplinary teaching in environmental studies and expert environmental services.

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Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems

Our aim is to understand the mechanisms governing particulate packing and flow through rigorous simulation and modelling of the particle-particle and particle-fluid interactions at both microscopic and macroscopic levels, with its application oriented to mineral processing - Australia's most important industry.

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New South Wales Systems Biology Initiative

The New South Wales Systems Biology Initiative is a non-profit facility within the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW. Its mission is to become Australia’s foremost centre for Systems Biology, undertaking basic and applied research in the development and application of bioinformatics for genomics and proteomics.

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Ramaciotti Centre for Gene Function Analysis

The Ramaciotti Centre is a not-for-profit facility located at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. We are a leading high-throughput functional genomics service provider, offering expertise in next-generation sequencing and microarray technology. We produce data of the highest quality and pride ourselves on excellent, personalised customer service. Our professional team has many years of experience facilitating projects from design through to downstream analysis.

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Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS)

The Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) is a not for profit unlisted public company founded in 2005 by four universities (Macquarie, NSW, Sydney and UTS) as a collaborative research institute bringing together scientists from the universities in the greater Sydney region and from several state and federal government departments, The Australian Museum and the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation. It is the principal marine research institute on the South-East Australian coast.

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Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research

Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research is a research group at UNSW dedicated entirely to road and transport safety research. The philosophy of the road and transport safety research focus at the TARS is the safe system principle, commonly used in occupational health and safety and adopted by the Australian Transport Council in 2004. This requires a multi-disciplinary approach to road safety research and policy development, where researchers focus on Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, and Safer People and their integration into a Safe System.

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