The University of Newcastle, Australia

Research themes

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Through the collaboration of industry with academia, NIER delivers solutions across four thematic research areas that are of increasing global and regional importance.

Themes

Resource Productivity & Efficiency

Resource Productivity & Efficiency

Solutions to important challenges facing the mining, minerals, gas and water resource sectors.

  • Advanced Particle Beneficiation
  • Iron Ore Sintering, Cokemaking & Blast Furnace Ironmaking
  • Geotechnical Analysis & Materials Characterisation
  • Bulk Solids Handling & Transport
Energy Technologies & Utilisation

Energy Technologies & Utilisation

Driven by economic and environmental challenges with the goal of increasing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases.

  • Advanced Particle Beneficiation
  • Iron Ore Sintering, Cokemaking & Blast Furnace Ironmaking
  • Geotechnical Analysis & Materials Characterisation
  • Bulk Solids Handling & Transport
Advanced Materials for Industrial Innovations

Advanced Materials for Industrial Innovations

Untapping the potential for next generation low cost sustainable applications.

  • Electrochemistry & Materials Engineering
  • Advanced Nanomaterials
  • Organic Electronics
Land, Water, Social Impacts & Sustainability

Land, Water, Social Impacts & Sustainability

Balancing environmental, community and economic activity in resource intensive regions.

  • Climate, Soil & Water
  • Land Use Management, Environmental Remediation &
  • Social Impacts
  • Resources Health & Safety