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.
Active Industry Partners
Research centres and groups
Supported PhD Students
NIER facilitates activities that enable our research community to drive impact and deliver the next generation resources to support resilient regions.
NIER’s engagement model has an expanded agenda that encompasses a number of regional and international initiatives and partnerships.
These include UON’s Global Impact Cluster for Energy, Resources, Food and Water, and Pacific Node in Samoa, Doctoral Training Centres and the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub.
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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A series of publications and materials have been developed to showcase the breadth of our thematic research areas, technical capabilities and collaborative research innovations.
News • 22 Nov 2019
If I told you Australia’s biggest-earning innovation for the past quarter century came from Newcastle, would you believe me? Indeed, it has outstripped earnings from other icons like WiFi and the Black Box, but is little known for its economic contribution to the country.
News • 3 Oct 2019
The University of Newcastle has established itself as leader in PFAS remediation research, receiving more than $1.4 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for two of the four national research projects selected in Round Two of the PFAS Remediation Research Program.
News • 1 Oct 2019
A new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence based at the University of Newcastle will make mineral processing more environmentally sustainable and do much to secure the future availability of the metals we depend on for modern living.