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As a university with an established reputation for innovation, Curtin excels in a diverse range of research areas that aim to make tomorrow better for people all over the world.

In pursuit of this overall goal, we have established a strong track record of working with industry, government and community groups to understand their needs and – through innovative research and development – to provide long-term benefits.

Areas of strength

Curtin’s research strengths are concentrated around three broad themes. It is in these areas that we will continue to concentrate our research efforts:

Resources and Chemistry Precinct

The Resources and Chemistry Precinct enables experts from industry, university and government to collaborate, advancing the nation’s capabilities in chemistry, minerals and energy.

The precinct accommodates over 300 professional scientists, engineers and staff in state-of-the-art facilities for research in petroleumhydrometallurgy and nanochemistry fields.

Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) Biosciences

The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) Biosciences is a $35 million world-class facility. It will drive the search for better methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of chronic diseases – and reduce the impact of diseases that burden populations worldwide. The Faculty’s 24 health professions work in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research groups across a network of schools and centres, to develop high-impact, high-quality research.

R&D Now

The Office of Research and Development’s bi-annual research magazine R&D Now provides a glimpse of research activities at Curtin, with articles covering a wide cross-section of disciplines. View the current and previous R&D Now issues at the Office of Research and Development.