Creating materials for the next generation of energy and catalysis solutions.

The Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis (CMEC) is a materials-engineering research leader, developing new materials and catalysts to enable positive social, environmental and economic impact.

South Australia is internationally renowned as a leader in renewable energy. CMEC is committed to maintaining and enhancing the state’s profile in this globally critical sector through research that facilitates a cleaner, greener future.

Headed by ARC Laureate and highly cited researcher Professor Shizhang Qiao, CMEC leads the way in novel materials development for energy and catalytic applications, through both fundamental and applied research.

“Humanity stands ... before a great problem of finding new raw materials and new sources of energy that shall never become exhausted. In the meantime we must not waste what we have, but must leave as much as possible for coming generations.”
― Svante Arrhenius


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