Institutes, centres and groups

To view the school-based research centres and groups, please visit the respective school research page:

Faculty-based research institutes, centres and groups

Research institutes

Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC)

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CIC was founded to meet this increasing demand for computational modelling, data analytics and visualisation.

VISIT THE CIC WEBSITE

SSERVI Australia

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Australia is home to world renowned geologists, planetary scientists, geochronologists, geophysicists, mechatronics engineers and physicists who actively work together to discover our solar system and share its wonders with everyone.

VISIT SSERVI AUSTRALIA

Research centres

Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Tectonics and Earth Resources

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This centre facilitates collaborative research and research training in geotectonics and mineral and hydrocarbon resources.

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Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA)

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The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) is an Australian social innovation initiative with the vision of harnessing the special talents of people with Autism for the collective benefit of those with Autism, industry and the wider community.

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Centre for High Definition Geophysics (CHDG)

Centre for High Definition Geophysics (CHDG)

The Centre for High Definition Geophysics (CHDG) investigates how seismic technologies can detect mineral resources such as gold, base metals and coal and also locate underground water reserves.

LEARN ABOUT CHDG

Curtin Centre for Oil and Gas Innovation (COGIC)

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Established in 2017, the Curtin Centre for Oil and Gas Innovation (COGIC) brings Curtin University’s multidisciplinary research and development expertise to the oil and gas industry’s technology challenges.

John De Laeter Centre for Isotope Research (JDLC)

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JDLC integrative research in the minerals and petroleum sectors is foremost among the Centre’s strategic goals.

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Sino-Australian Joint Research Centre for Ocean Engineering

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The Sino-Australian Joint Research Centre encompasses marine, subsea and ocean engineering and technologies.

VISIT THE Sino-Australian Joint Research Centre for Ocean Engineering

Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics

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This centre aims to establish/improve global databases of geotectonics, palaeomagnetism, mineral deposits, and the occurrences of past mantle plume events.

VISIT THE Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics

Research groups

Carbon Group

Carbon Group

The Carbon Group is a multidisciplinary group of computational and experimentalist material scientists with different backgrounds and expertise. What links us all together is our favourite element, carbon.

LEARN ABOUT THE CARBON GROUP

Communication Technology and Signal Processing Group

Communication Technology and Signal Processing Group

The Communication Technology and Signal Processing Group initiates and pursues research in the fields of communications and signal processing.

Curtin Reservoir Geophysics Consortium

Curtin Reservoir Geophysics Consortium

The Curtin Reservoir Geophysics Consortium (CRGC) is a partnership between industry and academia. CRGC is undertaking research into acquisition, processing and quantitative interpretation of geophysical data with an emphasis on Australian petroleum exploration and production problems.

LEARN ABOUT CRGC

Curtin Gold Technology Group

Curtin Gold Technology Group

The Curtin Gold Technology Group provides research, consulting and training expertise to the gold industry.

LEARN ABOUT GTG

Drilling Mechanics Group

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The research interests of the Drilling Mechanics Group (DMG) centre around the interactions taking place while drilling: interactions often coupled between the drill bit, the rock, the drilling fluid and the driving mechanisms (drill rig, downhole motors).

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Embedded Systems Research Group

Embedded Systems Research Group

The Embedded Systems Research Group focuses on accessibility issues and the way in which technology provides assistance.

Fluid Dynamics Research Group

Fluid Dynamics Research Group

The Fluid Dynamics Research Group serves to advance and disseminate understanding of the fundamental fluid dynamics that underpins novel applications-driven research.

LEARN ABOUT FDRG

Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)

Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)

The Geographic Information System manages spatial (location) data. Remote Sensing (RS) relates to the collection of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) data using instrumentation that is at a distance from the area or phenomena being investigated.

LEARN ABOUT GIS & RS

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

The Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) group’s research program aims at developing theory, models and methods that will enable future GNSSs to fulfil the high accuracy and high-integrity requirements of tomorrow’s geospatial information needs in the Earth, atmospheric and space sciences.

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Multiphase Flow through Porous Media Research Group

Multiphase Flow through Porous Media Research Group

The Multiphase Flow through Porous Media Research Group studies multiphase flow through sandstones, carbonates, tight gas sands and shale.

LEARN ABOUT MFPMRG

Pavement Research Group

Pavement Research Group

The Pavement Research Group looks at Hydrated Cement Treated Crushed Rock Base (HCTCRB), cement modified crushed rock base and unbound granular/aggregate course and stabilisation.

Petroleum Geomechanics Group

Petroleum Geomechanics Group

Projects cover a wide range of topics from fundamental research to industry-related problems in both drilling and reservoir geomechanics. The Petroleum Geomechanics Group has strong capabilities in fracture characterisation and modelling.

LEARN ABOUT PGG

Renewable Energy and Power Systems Research Group

Renewable Energy and Power Systems Research Group

The Renewable Energy and Power Systems Research Group concentrates on power electronics applied to renewable energy.

Theoretical Physics Group

Theoretical Physics Group

The Institute’s research interests are in the area of electrons, positrons, or photons scattering from atoms and ions, as well as laser and atom-surface interactions. Applications include lasers, astrophysics, plasma processing, plasma displays, fusion research, and the lighting industry.

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Unconventional Gas Research Group

Unconventional gas

The Unconventional Gas Research Group investigates the potential unconventional resources in Western Australia. Currently the major concentration of UGRG group members is on the evaluation of potential gas shale layers located in Perth Basin and Canning Basin.

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Mining Rock Mechanics Group

Mining Rock Mechanics Group

The Mining Rock Mechanics Group at the Western Australian School of Mines undertakes applied research and testing on behalf and in conjunction with the Australian mining industry.

LEARN ABOUT ROCK MECHANICS

Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group

Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group

The Water and Environmental Engineering Groups research focuses on water/ wastewater quality science, recycling membrane tech, storm/ground water management/modelling and sustainable water systems.

 

Western Australian Geodesy Group

Western Australian Geodesy Group

The Western Australian Geodesy Group conducts a diverse range of both pure and applied geodetic research of national and international significance.

LEARN ABOUT GEODESY

Wireless Instrumentation and Networks Research Group

Wireless Instrumentation and Networks Research Group

The Wireless Instrumentation and Networks Research Group focuses on exploring the future of wireless communication technologies. Wireless solutions are explored and researched that are capable of robust and reliable communication.