Engineering

ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites

Director: Ganga Prustry

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Host school:
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

ARC Training Centre in Advanced Technologies in Food Manufacture (ATFM)

Co-Directors: A/Prof Jayashree Arcot, Dr Alice Lee

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 4363
Email: atfm@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Host school:
Chemical Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

The mission of the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Food Manufacture (ATFM) is identifying, developing and performing innovations in the food industry with aligned commercial concepts that produce superior research outcomes.


We are dedicated to producing graduates who are expert researchers with commercially relevant skills that are directly applicable for the food industry. The cutting edge scientifically focused research done at the ATFM’s state-of-the-art facilities ensures that graduates are trained for the highest of food industry standards and demands.


We strive to become Australia’s leading research hub of innovation and idea development for food safety, packaging technologies, and plant-based food processing.

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Australia-US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics (AUSIAPV)

Director: Prof Martin green

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

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Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP)

Director: Prof Martin Green

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 4018
Email: acap@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Host school:
School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering

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Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN)

Co-Directors: Prof Maria Kavallaris, Prof Justin Gooding

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 4333

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

  • Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of internationally recognised polymer chemists, engineers and other technologists with clinical and medical practitioners to more clearly understand the requirements to deliver improvements in health
  • Showcasing and promoting NanoMedicine through forums, publications, conferences and news outlets and seek feedback on new projects
  • Working with Australian decision makers to deliver on national priorities for scientific excellence and industrial competitiveness
  • Partnering with other academics and commercial ventures to contribute to advances in the field
  • Establishing the ACNs International NanoMedicine Conference in Sydney as a leading NanoMedicine conference in the Asia-Pacific region, and using this to leverage a strong network involving medical institutes and companies

 

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Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER)

Director: Prof Andrew Dempster

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 6890
Email: acser@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

At ACSER we aim initially to develop both undergraduate and postgraduate project-based courses, install a ground station to receive remote-sensed data, develop several technology demonstrators, initiate a national space payload competition, set up a national GNSS testing and certification centre, and maybe even launch the long-running UNSW student project, BlueSat.

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Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP)

Director: A/Prof David Laurence

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 6830
Email: acsmp@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Host school:
Mining Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

The Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices aspires to be recognised by both government and industry in Australia and internationally as:

  • A leading authority on sustainable mining practices
  • A provider and developer of innovative educational resources across both tertiary and professional development sectors
  • An active research organisation focussed on new mining practices, and development and application of technologies and systems for sustainable mining initiatives.

 

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Australian Energy Research Institute (AERI)

Director: Prof Vassilios Agelidis

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 6546
Email: vassilios.agelidis@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

•To deal with the complexity of energy issues
    – by performing multidisciplinary and ground–breaking research
•To increase the ideas space
    – by working with industry colleagues and professionals some of them who are also based on campus
•To deliver technologically sound and economically viable energy solutions
    – by working collaboratively with industry and other key stakeholders
•To influence energy policy
    – by generating strong scientific research-based evidence and assist government decisions
•To educate
    – by offering up-to-date information across all energy domain disciplines

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Australian PV Institute (APVI)

Chair: Dr Muriel Watt

Administrator:
Email: info@apvi.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

Support the increased development and use of PV via research, analysis and information.

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Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence

CEO: Dr Mark O'Donohue

Administrator:
Phone: 07 3015 9731

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To enhance management and use of water recycling through industry and research partnerships, build capacity and capability within the recycled water industry, and promote water recycling as a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable option for future water security.

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Bionic Vision Australia (BVA)

Director: Prof Anthony Burkitt

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

Our mission is to develop a functional retinal prosthesis, or bionic eye, that can restore a sense of vision to people with blindness due to inherited and degenerative retinal conditions.

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Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD)

Co-Directors: Prof Martina Stenzel, Prof Per Zetterlund

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 4964
Email: camd@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

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Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM)

Joint Directors: A/Prof Iain MacGill, Dr Maria Balatbat

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 4920
Email: i.macgill@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

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Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES)

Acting Director: Professor Chongmin Song

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 6853
Email: i.calaizis@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To be the leading internationally recognised research centre in the region, for investigating, understanding and predicting the safety and behaviour of engineering infrastructure under in-service and overload (or limit) conditions.

We aim to be the nexus of the various scientific disciplines in the broad fields of engineering infrastructure; its design, evaluation, performance and retrofit.

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Connected Waters Initiative (CWI)

Director: Prof Andy Baker

Administrator:
Phone: 02 8071 9848
Email: a.baker@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

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CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC)

CEO: Ms Tania Constable

Administrator:
Phone: 02 6120 1600
Email: info@co2crc.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

Our mission:

  • To contribute to the resolution of a significant global environment problem through participation in international programs such as the Climate Action Partnership;
  • To offer excellence in greenhouse gas technologies education and training;
  • To enable Australia to decrease its CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, maintain the competitiveness of its industries and exports and develop new commercial (including hydrogen-based) opportunities, and
  • To undertake outstanding research into new CO2 sequestration technologies, to demonstrate that CO2 capture and storage is economically and environmentally sustainable.

 

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CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI)

CEO: Dr Peter Woodgate

Administrator:
Phone: 03 8344 9200

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

We conduct user-driven research in spatial information that address issues of national importance. We also perform commissioned research projects for key clients. Our vision is spatially enabling Australia and New Zealand. The CRCSI will be widely recognised for its high impact, collaborative research that leads to accelerated industry growth, improved social well-being and a more sustainable environment.

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Data to Decisions CRC

Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC)

CEO: Dr Sanjay Mazumdar

Administrator:
Phone: 08 8302 8978
Email: info@d2dcrc.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

The Data to Decisions CRC will research and develop robust tools to efficiently extract intelligence and unforeseen insights from "Big Data" within a balanced privacy paradigm. It will maximise the ability of Australia's Defence and National Security agencies to make critical decisions faster and more accurately, helping to build a safer and more secure nation. By addressing this need, the D2D CRC will also build technology and a workforce that can be transitioned to other sectors to generate economic benefit in those markets.

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Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC)

CEO: Dr5 Mark Hodge

Administrator:
Phone: 0421 613 382
Email: enquiries@imcrc.org

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

It is the mission of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre to develop, adapt and utilise emerging enabling technology platforms and to build innovative business organisations active in global value chains by bringing together the best and brightest of industry and research in purposeful collaboration and innovation.

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Integrated Materials Design Centre (IMDC)

Director: Prof Sean Smith

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

The Integrated Materials Design Centre (IMDC) will drive high performance computational materials modelling in an integrated discovery and design process, working hand-in-glove with major areas of strength in materials synthesis, characterization and testing at UNSW and more broadly with academia and industry. It aims to become a preeminent centre for high performance materials modelling in Australia.

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National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)

Director: Prof Craig Simmons

Administrator:
Phone: 08 8201 2193
Email: enquiries@groundwater.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To enhance Australia's environmental, economic and social wellbeing, by undertaking the scientific research needed to improve our understanding of Australia's groundwater systems, and by training the next generation of expert researchers and groundwater professionals.

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National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA)

CEO: Mr Neil Palmer

Administrator:
Phone: 08 9360 7171
Email: info@desalination.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To optimise and adapt desalination technology for use in Australia’s unique circumstances; to develop suitable desalination technology for use in rural and regional areas; and, to efficiently and affordably reduce the carbon footprint of desalination facilities and technologies.

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National ICT Australia (NICTA)

Interim CEO: Mr Duane Zitzner

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9376 2000
Email: website@nicta.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

NICTA undertakes breakthrough, internationally recognised research in partnership with industry, government and researchers, to create value for Australia.

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Poultry CRC

CEO: Prof Mingan Choct

Administrator:
Phone: 02 6773 3051

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

The Poultry CRC’s major challenge is to help Australia achieve sustainable, ethical poultry production in the face of population growth and climate change. The Poultry CRC conducts research and drives education and training to help Australia’s poultry industries produce more from less, sustainably.

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Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI)

Director: Prof Travis Waller

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 5721
Email: rciti@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

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UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology (CMST)

Director: Prof Greg Leslie

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 4319

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

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Water Research Australia (WaterRA)

CEO: Dr David Halliwell

Administrator:
Phone: 08 7424 2445
Email: info@waterra.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To lead and facilitate high quality and collaborative research of national significance and to ensure implementation of outcomes to address current and emerging issues in water.

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Water Research Centre (WRC)

Director: Prof Richard Stuetz

Administrator:
Phone: 02 9385 5017
Email: water@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Host school:
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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