The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is leading research in sustainable energy production and use to benefit the community, the economy, and

Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources


Turning the tide on mineral extraction

Turning the tide on mineral extraction

Professor Kevin Galvin developed the Reflux Classifier, an industrial machine that separates fine particles on the basis of...

A gold mine of innovation

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson is a chemical engineer and inventor of the Jameson Cell, a revolutionary mineral processing...

Fasten your belts

Professor Mark Jones

With a global reputation as an authority on pneumatic conveying and bulk solids handling, Engineering Professor Mark Jones...

The Energy Powerhouse

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi is working with the Government and industry to solve global energy challenges through world-leading research...

NIER: Ambitious energy agenda

Alan Broadfoot in front of NIER

Dr Alan Broadfoot is the Director of the world-class Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), established to...

Shining light on organic electronics

Professor Paul Dastoor

Designing revolutionary innovations such as solar paint and needle-free glucose tests has put Professor Paul Dastoor at the...

A cleaner future powered by chemistry

Rob Atkin with a beaker of liquid

Professor Rob Atkin is interested in concentrated aqueous and non-aqueous solvents (including ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents)...

Frontline mental health care

Frontline Mental Heatlh Care

Professor Brian Kelly believes mental illness is not the sole domain of psychiatrists and psychologists but the responsibility...

Striking while the iron is hot

Tom Honeyands

The sun may be setting on the west's golden iron age, but Professor Tom Honeyands maintains there's no...

Watching the films about the particles

Erica Wanless

Working with colleagues at the University of Newcastle and beyond, Professor Erica Wanless is leading two projects exploring...

Remediation and Risks: a world without contamination

Ravi Naidu

Professor Ravi Naidu is a global leader in contamination studies, studying agricultural and industrial impacts on the environment.


The Toxic Avenger

Ayanka Wijayawardena

The goal of Dr Ayanka Wijayawardena's research is to perfect testing methods for the bioavailability of heavy metals...

Healthy soil

Professor Nanthi Bolan

Professor Nanthi Bolan's research focuses on sustainable approaches to maintaining soil health.


A Solid Win

Emeritus Professor Terry Wall

Emeritus Professor Terry Wall is the first Australian to win the esteemed Percy Nicholls Award for Notable Scientific...

Sense and diversity

Dariusz Alterman

Hearing consumer calls for government, industry and business to resolve issues related to climate change, Dr Dariusz Alterman...