Materials Engineering

Our globally recognised Materials Engineering researchers and academics harness novel fabrication technologies to discover, design, and engineer advanced materials. We tailor properties at the nanoscale to achieve unprecedented performances across a range of applications such as energy storage, quantum telecommunications and sensing, environmental remediation, and green energy generation.   

Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field which is driving the development of advanced platform materials for emerging technologies such as: solar cells, batteries, quantum communications and sensing, green hydrogen energy, and environmental remediation and recycling processes.  

3D printer in Graphene Laboratory. Nanomaterials.


Through fundamental and applied developments, our nationally and internationally renowned research plays a key role in solving real-world problems. We fight climate change with the creation of novel catalysts and new batteries, engineer advanced diagnostic tools for medical applications, advance space exploration, and develop secure communication technologies.  

Our work is underpinned by a multidisciplinary expertise focused on addressing the unmet need for advanced materials with improved sustainability, performance, and affordability for future industrial and societal developments. 

We harness cutting-edge fabrication technologies with the objective of enhancing the properties of existing materials. We make them stronger, lighter, more functional, sustainable, and cost-competitive. We generate new materials by designing and engineering their structure and composition at the nanoscale. As Materials Engineers, we combine a broad range of knowledge across chemical engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry, to generate ground-breaking advances that are driving a thriving job market worldwide.  

Our research

  • Services and laboratory testing

    The research environments at our laboratories are world-class, with outstanding research platforms to conduct frontier research in Materials Engineering.  

    Our school is home to analytical and materials engineering laboratories – a substantial suite of fabrication and characterisation facilities. These are cutting-edge environments for: nanofabrication, in situ characterisation of materials properties, battery development and testing, quantum materials development and characterisation. Our students, trained within these facilities, gain unique skills that provide them with the competitive edge to pursue careers across multiple sectors such as space engineering, defence and security, and green energy generation and storage.   

    Facilities and services

  • Extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

    Our Master of Materials Engineering equips students with high-level knowledge and practical research skills in emerging Materials Engineering disciplines. The content is delivered over two years full-time, through a flexible blend of online and intensive face-to-face learning.  

    Upskilling during full time employment 

    If employed full-time and studying to upskill, courses can be taken individually or combined as a graduate diploma or certificate. 

  • Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) opportunities

    Be involved in engineering discovery, invention, and cutting-edge research through a higher degree by research. Satisfy your thirst of knowledge and join our Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy programs. 

    HDR opportunities