INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE RESEARCH
Welcome to this brief introduction to the research carried out by the Faculty of Science here at the University of Wollongong (UOW). This is a research-intensive Faculty - one of the strongest in Australia. We have 68 academic staff, over 60 specialist research staff supported on external grants, and more than 140 PhD and Masters (Research) students.
Research within the Faculty is concentrated largely within seven international level 'flagship' research groups:
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
(incorporating the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute)
- Centre for Archaeological Science
- Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry
- Centre for Medical Bioscience
- Centre for Medicinal Chemistry
|Associate Dean Research, Professor Mark Wilson|
In addition to attracting many large external grants, these research units are also provided with direct funding support from the University Research Committee. The research units are designed to encourage collaborative research and maintain a strong research ethos at the forefront of scientific problem solving. The Science Faculty at UOW is internationally renowned for its record of innovative research achievements, dynamism and high productivity. Individual researchers routinely attract national and international competitive research grants and maintain strong linkages with other research organisations around the world. Faculty staff have an enviable reputation of publishing in the most prestigious international journals and many staff have published sole-authored monographs.
The Faculty is well equipped, with dedicated research laboratories and instruments for a diverse range of analytical methods within the Biological, Chemical and Earth and Environmental sciences. In addition, the Faculty provides ready access to computing facilities and four-wheel drive vehicles for fieldwork. The University Library caters particularly well for research needs in science.
Further information about research within the Faculty may be obtained from the research pages in the respective academic units:
The Associate Dean Research, Prof Mark Wilson, phone +61 2 4221 4534.