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Master of Industrial Research (Chemistry)

    • CRICOS Code: 098316C

    What will I study?

    Overview

    Course structure

    The Master of Industrial Research (Chemistry) is a 200-point course, made up of:

    • An industry-based research project (150 points)
    • Coursework core and elective subjects (50 points).

    The research project will be conducted within industry laboratories, supervised by staff from the Faculty of Science and from the industry partner. You’ll produce a project proposal and a final research report/thesis, and deliver a seminar on your findings.

    You’ll select your elective subjects from a wide range on offer, ranging from chemistry, business, statistics, modelling, ethics and scientific communication.

    Industry projects available for 2020

    Industry partner: Dulux Innovation Centre (Clayton)
    Academic supervisor: Dr Georgina Such from the School of Chemistry

    The project will involve the synthesis and characterisation of novel paint additives. The goal is to reduce
    release of volatile organic compounds during drying to improve consumer desirability. The project will
    include the testing and evaluation of the experimental products in prototype coatings using industry
    standard methods.

    Industry partner: Qenos Technical Centre (Altona)
    Academic supervisor: Professor Uta Wille from the School of Chemistry

    The project will involve understanding the behaviour of polymer stabilisers in real world applications.
    Analytical methodology will be developed to measure the active and inactive forms of stabilisers in high
    density polyethylene composites and products, post compounding and after they have been in service.
    Changes in molecular structure due to the chemistry of inactivation will be investigated and used to
    inform the design of better stabilisers, leading to longer lasting products.

    More research projects to come