Professional services

Arts, Education & Social Sciences
PARADISEC - Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures
Digital preservation, cataloguing and archiving of metadata, audio, video, text and images
Engineering & Information Technology 
Analytical and Testing Laboratory (ATL) Analytical testing and R&D in the fields of engineering, mining, biomolecular science, pharmaceuticals and more
Geomechanics and Environmental Geotechnics Provision of Analysis and Testing Services
Health & Medicine   
Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) The leading Australian provider of expert clinical assessment, investigation and innovative treatments for common brain and mind disorders
Menzies Centre for Health Policy Health Policy Research and Advisory Services
Science, Veterinary Science & Agriculture 
Catalysis, renewable energy, Green Chemistry and functional nano materials Improving sustainability through molecular and nanoscopic technology
Glycemic Index (GI) Testing of Foods Testing of foods for their glycemic index, insulin index, satiety response, and other metabolic parameters.
Australian Centre For Microscopy And Microanalysis (ACMM) Advanced microscopy and microanalysis facilities, services and training
Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) Leading-edge research, applications and analysis of sustainability issues
Defence Related Capabilities   
Chronobiology & Sleep Laboratory at the Brain and Mind Research Institute and Woolcock Institute We have research facilities for conducting circadian and sleep/sleep deprivation studies, as well as numerous assessment tools for assessing neurocognitive performance, alertness, circadian rhythms, sleep, waking function and physiology. We have researchers who have extensive experience in this area who have worked with the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).
The Key Centre for Polymers & Colloids We have developed ultrafast nanopatterned photochromatic materials which show response rates within 100’s milliseconds which could be developed as thin protective films to coat combat goggles and aviator visors to protect vision and avoid loss of visual performance from a sudden burst of light (explosions, laser etc).We also have strong research strengths in nanoparticulate superparamagnetic polymer coatings which can be used as Radar absorbing paint.
The Institute of Photonics and Optical Science

Signal processing of radar and microwave signals using optical structures to overcome limited sampling speed and offer immunity from electro-magnetic interference. This process allows tune-ability, low loss and large time-bandwidth product for use in wireless broadband networks, electronic warfare and radar antenna systems.

 Other IPOS Research includes:• Ultrafast photonics

• Astrophotonics

• Micro- and nano-structured optical materials

• Non-linear optics

• High power and mid-IR lasers

• Microfluidics

• Biomedical photonics

• Defence photonics

• Photonic sensor systems

• Green photonics

• Optical materials

• Plasmonics

Australian Research Council – Centre for Excellence for Autonomous Systems – ACFR

 The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of field robotics principles. ACFR is a partner in:

• ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems (CAS)

• CRC Mining Australia

• Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation

• Centre for Autonomous Aerospace Systems

• Centre for Social Robotics

• IMOS AUV Facility

• Academic Capability Partner - BAE Systems

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Research and application expertise in the area of energy utilisation, especially in combustion and in advanced heat-transfer applications such as microstructured heat exchangers.We have developed innovative approaches to the design and construction of chemical plants. Based on printed circuit manufacturing techniques, we are creating highly integrated, highly intensified, transportable chemical plants that can operate extremely efficiently even at small scale which allows for rapid deployment. This work involves fundamental studies of the reaction process, in the laboratory as well as using computational chemistry; process design and simulation; and pilot-plant testing. Projects range from ultra-high-efficiency boilers, to miniaturised chemical plants for commodity and specialty chemicals including ammonium nitrate, and the utilisation of renewable feedstocks such as biomass.