The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory authority within the Australian Government's Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (IISRTE) portfolio. It advises the Australian Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program, and has responsibility for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.
The Faculty of Science is currently engaged in the following ARC funded research centres:
ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics
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 aims to establish Australia as the world-leader in wide-field astronomy.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
To build on and improve existing understanding of the modeling of regional climates to enable enhanced adaptation to and management of climate change.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED)
CEED is to tackle the key gaps in environmental decision-making, monitoring and adaptive management through an integrated research program.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology
Enable development of advanced materials, provide solutions for radical-mediated health and environmental problems, and contribute to biotechnology industries.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS)
Be a world leader in mathematical and statistical analysis, design and optimisation of complex systems, and to apply that research for scientific, economic, social and environmental benefit.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES)
Focus on developing new techniques for measuring lead and copper isotopes in minerals and applying these isotopes to improve understanding of the source and timing of metals in ore deposits.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Walls
Advance fundamental scientific understanding of plant cell wall biology to enable sustainable biomass production for food security, human health, and energy biomass conversion.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP)
Bring 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.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology (CQCT)
Develop the science and technology of a global quantum information network, encompassing ultra-fast quantum computation, absolutely secure quantum communication and distributed quantum information processing.
ARC Special Research Centre for Particulate Fluids Processing (PFPC)
Focus on gaining new insights into the interfacial behaviour of particulate fluids and advanced materials.
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics
Develop the technologies and resources needed to produce new cereal varieties that allow sustainable farming to generate economic, social and environmental benefits to Australia.