Institutes, centres and groups
To view the school-based research centres and groups, please visit the respective school research page:
- Civil and Mechanical Engineering
- Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences
- Molecular and Life Sciences
- WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering
Faculty-based research institutes, centres and groups
CIC was founded to meet this increasing demand for computational modelling, data analytics and visualisation.
This centre facilitates collaborative research and research training in geotectonics and mineral and hydrocarbon resources.
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.
Bringing together research and industry specialists in Western Australia, and beyond, to clarify what new technologies can bring to agriculture in the short, medium and long-term.
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.
Established in 2017, the Curtin University Oil and Gas Innovation Centre brings multi-disciplinary research and development expertise to the oil and gas industry, and to the energy sector in general.
JDLC integrative research in the minerals and petroleum sectors is foremost among the Centre’s strategic goals.
The Sino-Australian Joint Research Centre encompasses marine, subsea and ocean engineering and technologies.
With established partnerships with NASA and Lockheed Martin, the Curtin Space Science and Technology Centre is home to the largest planetary research group in the Southern Hemisphere.
This centre aims to establish/improve global databases of geotectonics, palaeomagnetism, mineral deposits, and the occurrences of past mantle plume events.
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.
The Communication Technology and Signal Processing Group initiates and pursues research in the fields of communications and signal processing.
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.
The Curtin Gold Technology Group provides research, consulting and training expertise to the gold industry.
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).
The Embedded Systems Research Group focuses on accessibility issues and the way in which technology provides assistance.
The Fluid Dynamics Research Group serves to advance and disseminate understanding of the fundamental fluid dynamics that underpins novel applications-driven research.
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.
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.
The Multiphase Flow through Porous Media Research Group studies multiphase flow through sandstones, carbonates, tight gas sands and shale.
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.
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.
The Renewable Energy and Power Systems Research Group concentrates on power electronics applied to renewable energy.
We conduct research to improve understanding of soil processes and the drivers of soil and landscape variability at different spatial and temporal scales. Our research aims to quantify, assess and monitor soil functions by integrating soil sensing, mapping and modelling to help deliver ecosystem services that enable life on Earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Western Australian Geodesy Group conducts a diverse range of both pure and applied geodetic research of national and international significance.
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.