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.

173 Active Industry Partners
19 Research centres and groups
360+ Precinct occupants
257 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

Read the 2020-2021 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

Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the Port of Newcastle Hydrogen Hub announcement

News • 8 Nov 2021

Green hydrogen feasibility study positions Port of Newcastle to drive a more diverse Hunter economy

As announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia’s deepwater global gateway, Port of Newcastle, is partnering with Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group and the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the development of a hydrogen economy in the Hunter Region.

Kevin Galvin

News • 16 Sep 2021

National research centre opens to secure minerals for the future

The University of Newcastle has congratulated research and industry partners at today’s official opening of a $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence focussed on transforming the minerals industry and securing a low-carbon future.

News • 7 Jun 2021

Postgraduate AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) scholarship was awarded to Nathan Barrett

Postgraduate AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) scholarship awarded to Nathan Barrett

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.