Master of Industrial Research (Chemistry)
- CRICOS Code: 098316C
What will I study?
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
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