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

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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

News • 11 May 2022

University of Newcastle welcomes $50M to trailblaze in recycling and clean energy

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of $50 million in funding to produce clean energy and recycling innovations through the creation of the Australian Trailblazer Recycling and Clean Energy (ATRaCE) Program.

News • 9 May 2022

University of Newcastle welcomes $15 Million Decarbonisation Hub

The University of Newcastle has welcomed a $15 million investment from the NSW Government for a Decarbonisation Innovation Hub that will help fast-track research, development and commercialisation to drive solutions for a low emissions economy.

Dr Doostmohammadi at Synchrotron

News • 6 Apr 2022

CIMR Was Granted Australian Synchrotron Merit Time for Low Carbon Ironmaking Investigations

CIMR was granted Australian Synchrotron merit time for structural characterisation of samples from Low Carbon Ironmaking Investigations

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