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.

148 Active Industry Partners
21 Research centres and groups
360+ Precinct occupants
279 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

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

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi refills a hydrogen vehicle with his team's Green Hydrogen

News • 7 Apr 2021

Green hydrogen demonstration drives zero emission future

A state-of-the-art green hydrogen fuel, developed in partnership between the University of Newcastle and Southern Green Gas has today been unveiled and demonstrated in Hyundai’s NEXO hydrogen fuel cell SUV.

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News • 31 Mar 2021

Food and Agribusiness Doctoral Training Centre established on the Central Coast

The University of Newcastle has today opened its newest Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), the Food and Agribusiness DTC, at Ourimbah.

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News • 1 Feb 2021

Hunter Region Nominated as a Hydrogen Technology Cluster

The Hunter region has been chosen as the Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster in an announcement made today from National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).

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