Research

The Faculty conducts a range of research, from fundamental to applied. The disciplines range from Mathematics and Applied Statistics, through Physics, to Engineering (Civil, Computer, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Mining, Electrical, Software, Telecommunications) and Information Science and Technology.

Research Powerhouses

49 Mathematical Sciences 

Field of ResearchResearch GroupCoordinatorRelated UN Sustainable Development Goals

4901 Applied Mathematics
4904 Pure Mathematics

Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMIA) Dr Marianito Rodrigo 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
4905 Statistics National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) Senior Professor David Steel

2 Zero hunger
3 Good health and well-being
13 Climate action

51 Physical Sciences 

Field of ResearchResearch GroupCoordinatorRelated UN Sustainable Development Goals
5104 Condensed Matter Physics Quantum Devices, Optics, Solids (ISEM|QDOS) Professor Chao Zhang 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
5105 Medical and Biological Physics Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld 3 Good health and well-being

46 Information and Computing Sciences

Field of ResearchResearch GroupCoordinatorRelated UN Sustainable Development Goals
4601 Applied Computing Centre for Applied Computing in Health, Education and Society (CACHES) Associated Professor Khin Win

3 Good Health and Well Being
4 Quality Education
5 Gender Equality
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10 Reduced inequalities
11 Sustainable cities and communities

4602 Artificial Intelligence Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI) Associate Professor Lei Wang

3 Good health and well-being
7 Affordable and clean energy
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

4604 Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2)

Distinguished Professor Willy Susilo

9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
16 Peace, justice and strong institution

4699 Other Information and Computing Sciences SMART Senior Professor Pascal Perez

6 Clean water and sanitation
7 Affordable and clean energy
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11 Sustainable cities and communities

40 Engineering

Field of ResearchResearch GroupCoordinator Related UN Sustainable Development Goals
4005 Civil Engineering Civil Engineering and Structures Associate Professor Muhammad Hadi

9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
11 Sustainable cities and communities

4008 Electrical Engineering Power, Energy and Autonomous Systems Professor Haiping Du

7 Affordable and clean energy
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12 Responsible consumption and production

  Signals, Information and Communications Research (SICOM) Professor Jiangtao Xi

3 Good health and well-being
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

4011 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Professor Faisal Hai

6 Clean water and sanitation
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
14 Life below water

4014 Manufacturing Engineering
4016 Materials Engineering
4017 Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Professor Weihua Li

3 Good Health and Well-Being
8 Decent work and economic growth
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11 Sustainable cities and communities
12 Responsible production and consumption

4019 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy Engineering Materials Research Centre (EMRC) Professor Brian Monaghan

9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12 Responsible consumption and production

  Mineral Resources Engineering Associate Professor Ting Ren

7 Clean energy
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11 Sustainability
12 Responsible consumption and mining

4099 Other Engineering Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) Associate Professor Zhenjun Ma

9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11 Sustainable cities and communities

Latest Reseach News

Number 1

UOW ranked 1st in Australia and 27th in the world for Energy Science and Engineering.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRankings) 2021.

Top rated

Physics at UOW was given the maximum rating of "Well above world standard" in the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings.

ERA 2018