- ARC CoE for Advanced Molecular Imaging
- ARC CoE for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO)
- ARC CoE for Climate System Science
- ARC CoE for Environmental Decision (CEED)
- ARC CoE for Exciton Science
- ARC CoE for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS)
- ARC CoE for Particle Physics at the Terascale (COEPP)
- ARC CoE in Plant Cell Walls
- ARC CoE for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T)
- ARC SRC for Particulate Fluids Processing
- Advanced Centre for Automotive Research and Testing (ACART)
- Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP)
- Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
- Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM)
- Centre for Systems Genomics
- Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA)
- National Centre for Coasts and Climate (NCCC)
- NESP Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
- NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub
- Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research
- Plant Cell Biology Research Centre
ARC SRC for Particulate Fluids Processing
The Particulate Fluids Processing Centre is a Special Research Centre of the Australian Research Council, based at the University of Melbourne.
The centre brings together staff and students from across the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Schools of Mathematics & Statistics and Chemistry to form one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary research centres in interfacial science and engineering.
MATRIX is an international research institute that runs research programs where world leading researchers in the mathematical sciences, as well as experts from business and industry, can come together to collaborate in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment.
The institute is a joint partnership between Monash University and the University of Melbourne.
National Centre for Coasts and Climate
The National Centre for Coasts and Climate (NCCC) works with stakeholders to identify the best ways of addressing climate change impacts in Australian coastal ecosystems.
They are investigating how coastal vegetated habitats store carbon and how climate change is likely to impact on coastal erosion, and using this knowledge to develop ecological engineering solutions to enhance the capacity of coastal ecosystems to adapt to climate change.
The centre is based in the School of BioSciences at University of Melbourne.
Plant Cell Biology Research Centre
The Plant Cell Biology Research Centre (PCBRC) conducts research into many aspects of plant cell biology, including cell wall biology, functional genomics, abiotic stresses, plant pathogens and evolution.
They offer scholarships, postgraduate research and staff employment opportunities in a leading organisation.
The centre is located in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.
ARC CoE for Climate System Science
Climate System Science is the quantitative study of the climate system designed to enable modelling of the future of the climate system. It is built on a core of the sciences of the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and land surface.
This Centre is an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international Partner Organisations.
Advanced Centre for Automotive Research and Testing (ACART)
The Advanced Centre for Automotive Research and Testing is a collaborative undertaking between the Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited and the University of Melbourne.
Their research and development activities are focused on reducing fuel consumption and emissions, whilst increasing the reliability of different types of vehicle.
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
AMSI is a collaborative venture of the nation’s universities, professional societies and government agencies, that seeks to integrate research, education and industry involvement to deliver mathematical and statistical capability and provide a strong base for national innovation.
The institute is based at the University of Melbourne.
ARC CoE for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS) undertakes research to develop techniques to understand complex systems assocated with climate, the internet, traffic control, power distribution, agriculture, defence, manufacturing, engineering, water management, finance and many more. Understanding these systems can lead to the prediction and subsequently the control and optimisation of their behaviour.
MASCOS operates from three nodes: The University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland and La Trobe University.
Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management
The Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management is a scientific research organisation, established to identify and address the impact of pollution in water environments.
CAPIM's goal is to improve aquatic ecosystem health by developing innovative approaches to pollution detection for inland waters and estuaries, and working with environmental management practitioners to reduce pollution impacts. Their scientists are engaged in multiple disciplines including chemistry, ecotoxicology, biomarker research, fish histology, metabolomics, animal morphology and animal behaviour.
The centre is based in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.
ARC CoE for Particle Physics at the Terascale
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) brings together experimentalists, as part of the ATLAS collaboration, and theorists to focus on the expected era of discovery that the Large Hadron Collider will provide.
Their international partners work closely with chief investigators and hail from some of the world’s leading universities.
The centre has offices at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the Univesrity of Sydney and the University of Adelaide
ARC CoE for All-sky Astrophysics
CAASTRO is uniting the world’s top astronomers in a focused collaborative environment and is changing the way we understand the Cosmos.
The centre aims to establish Australia as the world-leader in wide-field astronomy by answering fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, by developing innovative ways of processing enormous data-sets, and by providing a diverse set of opportunities for students and young researchers.
CAASTRO is located at seven universities across Australia, including the University of Melbourne.
ARC CoE in Plant Cell Walls
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls advances fundamental scientific understanding of plant cell wall biology to enable sustainable biomass production for food security, human health and energy biomass conversion.
They offer scholarships, postgraduate research and staff employment opportunities in a leading organisation.
The centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne and Queensland in partnership with SA State Government and seven international institutions.
ARC CoE for Environmental Decisions (CEED)
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) benefits environmental science, policy and management across Australia and around the world, by solving complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.
CEED is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Australian National University, the University of Western Australia and RMIT University, as well as CSIRO, Trinity College Dublin, Imperial College, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Oxford University, and USGS.
ARC CoE for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T)
The Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) works to enhance and secure Australia’s lead in the global race to develop strategic information technologies based on the laws of quantum physics. Their success will establish access to unprecedented communications security and computing capability for Australia.
The Melbourne Node of CQC2T is situated in the David Caro Building of the University of Melbourne and is one of the largest research centres in the School of Physics. It is home to cleanrooms, the Advanced Materials Laboratory, the Quantum Device Modelling & Algorithms Group, and hosts the Microanalytical Research Centre (MARC), the Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI), and other ARC research centres.
Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research
The Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research is a world class collaborative research centre of the University of Melbourne.
The centre works to develop environmentally and socially acceptable, cost effective carbon capture and storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.
Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis
The Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) works to deliver practical, rigorous solutions and advice related to the assessment, management, perception and communication of biosecurity risk.
The centre was established through an agreement between the University of Melbourne, the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture (DA) and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
AARC CoE for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS)
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) brings together for the first time a critical mass of Australia’s best researchers in mathematics, statistics and machine learning. They deliver world-leading research in mathematical and statistical theory and methods.
New insights developed by the Centre will have impact for end users working in collaborative domains of healthy people, sustainable environments and prosperous societies.
ACEMS is located at six universities across Australia, including the University of Melbourne.
ARC CoE for Exciton Science
The Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is an ARC funded Centre whose primary mission is to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.
The Centre links the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University, UNSW and the University of Sydney, and its partners include The Defence Science Technology Group, The Reserve Bank of Australia and CSIRO.
Statistical Consulting Centre
The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics PTY LTD (ACPFG) is an Australian company that manages a large research program in cereals; it develops intellectual property for industry to deliver to growers.
Through its international links with the public and private sector, it also accesses "know-how" and technologies not available within Australia.
ACPFG's shareholders are the Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide Queensland and South Australia, the Grains Research and Development Corporation, and the South Australian and Victorian Governments.
ARC CoE for Advanced Molecular Imaging
The research program of the Imaging Centre of Excellence is aimed at developing better techniques and technologies to reveal the structure and dynamics of molecular interactions (the Imaging program), and applying these techniques to visualise the response of our immune system (the Immunology program).
The highly collaborative Centre brings together biologists, physicists and chemists from the University of Melboure as well as four other Australian universities, the University of Warwick in the UK, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), synchrotrons in Australia and Germany and several high-tech companies.
NESP Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
The CAUL Hub is a consortium funded under the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Programme. The mission of the CAUL Hub is to take a comprehensive view of the sustainability and liveability of urban environments.
Research expertise at the CAUL Hub covers air quality, urban ecology, urban planning, urban design, public health and green infrastructure, located at the consortium’s four partner organisations (the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, the University of Wollongong and the University of Western Australia).
The hub is led by Professor Peter Rayner of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, supported by deputy hub leader Dr Kirsten Parris.
NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub
The Threatened Species Recovery Hub brings together leading ecological experts to carry out research that improves the management of Australia’s threatened species.
The Threatened Species Recovery Hub is supported by funding through the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Programme (NESP), and matched by contributions from 10 of the country’s leading academic institutions, including the University of Melbourne, and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP)
The School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne is a node of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP). ACAP is funded through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is administered through the University of NSW with nodes at ANU, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Monash University and CSIRO. Its objective is to develop the next generation of photovoltaic technologies, providing a pipeline of opportunities for performance increase and cost reduction.
Centre for Systems Genomics
The Centre is an interdisciplinary multi-faculty initiative of the University of Melbourne. They aim to understand biological systems, with a special focus on genomes as the blueprint for each system.
They are interested in biological systems of different scales, including molecular systems, cell systems, individuals, host-pathogen interactions, species interactions, and populations.
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- Lasers, X-Ray, Optics
- Magnetic Resonance
- Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
- Metabolomics Australia
- Museums and Collections
- Particulate Fluids Processing
- Statistical Consulting Centre
- Surface and Chemical Analysis Network (SCAN)
- Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TrACEES)
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