The University of Newcastle, Australia

NIER

At the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), multidisciplinary teams are driving productivity and sustainability gains through applied research that is delivering transformational solutions in sectors of national significance.

167 Active Industry Partners
19 Research centres and groups
360+ Precinct occupants
249 Supported PhD Students

About NIER

As one of the University’s flagship research institutes, NIER’s research teams and industry partners are supported by a best practice engagement model that drives innovative outcomes and solutions.

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Research

NIER facilitates activities that enable our research community to drive impact and deliver next generation resources to support resilient regions.

Centres

Discover how NIER research centres are finding solutions for the mineral, gas and water industries as well as developing optimised energy technologies while also examining the social impacts of the energy and resources sectors for communities.

Research Roadmaps

Research Roadmaps identify and define essential actions necessary to position the University as a major enabler of innovation, delivering scientific and technological advances to improve productivity, efficiency and ultimately competitiveness across a number of key priority areas

Annual report

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Initiatives

NIER’s engagement model has an expanded agenda that encompasses a number of regional and international initiatives and partnerships.

These include a Pacific Node in Samoa, Doctoral Training Centres and the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub.

Publications

A series of publications and materials have been developed to showcase the breadth of our thematic research areas, technical capabilities and collaborative research innovations.

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News

News • 10 Jun 2020

Coastal Clean-up for World Oceans Day

Through its Pacific Node, the University of Newcastle, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) conducted a coastal clean-up of the Moata’a mangrove environment, in Samoa on Monday, 8 June 2020, to celebrate UN World Oceans Day under the banner “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.”

Researchers at the University of Newcastle

News • 20 Feb 2020

Collaborate to Innovate program set to improve local business collaboration

An exciting new program administered by the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and Austmine, and hosted by the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub is helping demystify the process of industry-research collaborations, and helping businesses to be collaboration ready.

hydro harvester and researchers

News • 11 Dec 2019

Hydro Harvester is making a splash to solve global water shortage

In what could be a game-changer for solving the world’s water shortage problem, an atmospheric water generator (AWG) developed at the University of Newcastle is one step closer to commercialisation.

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