From understanding the dynamics and impacts of bushfires to tracking the survival of little penguins – we use mathematical methods and scientific computing to find practical solutions to real-world problems.
We apply the physical laws of microphysical processes to explain astronomical events and determine the lifecycle of stars, planets, and galaxies in the Universe as well as how the Universe has changed with time.
Using our understanding of human behaviour through aspects like decision-making, habit, and motivation, we investigate ways in which these promote healthy, resilient adjustments to an increasing range of pressing social problems.
Our researchers work at the intersection of science and art to explore the challenges posed through changes to the human way of life, applying social scientific thinking to help resolve social conflicts and environmental crises.
From water purification and the development of new drug delivery methods to understanding the fundamental properties of metals, we examine the physical properties of molecules and how they interact to develop new materials and technologies.
Space Situational Awareness (SSA) is the understanding of the very large number of objects in orbit around the Earth, the complex and dynamic environment that they orbit in, and their interactions with that environment.
As the world’s population continues to increase and the effects of climate change become more severe, we are playing a key role in developing cost-effective desalination and water treatment technologies to address the water shortage challenges facing our planet.