Minerals and energy

Curtin’s high-impact research and development in minerals and energy bolsters Australia’s economic powerhouse sector.

Our researchers in economics, science and engineering engage with industry partners to research solutions to fundamental problems and production issues that enhance competitive advantage in resource performance, technology and environmental management.

Join us in solving real-world problems through fundamental and applied research in:

  • resource exploration, extraction and processing
  • development of new materials, energy sources and fuel technologies
  • mineral and energy economics and policy
  • impact of mining on remote communities.

The Resources and Chemistry Precinct at our main campus is a $116 million facility that brings together university, industry and government, supporting our research into biotechnology, chemistry, minerals, energy and resources.