New ARC Training Centre to be led by the School of Chemistry

The ARC Training Centre for the Chemical Industries, led by Dr Anastasios Polyzos from the School of Chemistry, will support the development and enhancement of Australia’s chemical industry through a new sustainable industry-led research and training program. This Centre brings together University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, Swinburne University, chemical industry partner organisations and Chemistry Australia to cater for the chemical industry’s need for highly skilled workplace-ready graduates with experience in conducting industry-focused research.

The ARC Training Centre for the Chemical Industries will foster a world-class environment of transformative innovative research in Australia’s chemical and advanced manufacturing industry through sustained partnerships with universities. The Centre established a new industry-led HDR graduate program. The research activities of the Centre aim to improve chemical analytical and manufacturing capabilities, new biopharmaceuticals, enhanced global competitive advantages, and long-term growth and intellectual property development in the chemistry industry. Other national benefits include up-skilled, workplace-ready graduates with experience in conducting industry-focused research.

The University of Melbourne has been awarded $10.5 million to establish this and two other training centres. Read about them in the Melbourne Newsroom.

A total of 12 new Research Hubs and Training Centres have been funded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP). Read about it on their website.