Institutes, centres & groups

Monash engineering supports and contributes to dozens of research groups in a wide variety of fields.

To find institutes, centres and groups related to a specific area of research, visit the "Research fields" section.

Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) The Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), fosters and coordinates translational medtech research across Monash University faculties, partner hospitals and collaborating medical research institutions. Our clinician-led research programs focus on major clinical and health system needs, and integrate expertise from across engineering, IT, science, biomedical and clinical research to develop new devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, delivery systems and clinical tools.
Monash Infrastructure The Monash Infrastructure (MI) institute works with industry and government partners to facilitate research and education initiatives across Monash University's extensive knowledge and physical resources in infrastructure.
Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) The Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) is a multidisciplinary research environment that interfaces academic energy research and industry It brings together researchers from across Monash University in partnership with industry to develop solutions to global energy problems.
Monash Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) The Monash Institute of Transport Studies aims to progress transport knowledge and practice to contribute to the prosperity and sustainability of industry and the wider community. Monash ITS is within the Department of Civil Engineering.
Maintenance Technology Institute (MTI) The Maintenance Technology Institute (MTI) has achieved significant business benefits and a competitive advantage for the Mining Industry in plant and equipment performance (e.g. draglines, trucks, shovels etc). The research programs focus on achieving a step change in plant and equipment performance through continuous improvement and effective problem resolution.
Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) The Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) at Monash University is the premier track and vehicle railway research centre in Australia, and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in railway research. IRT is one of the main technology service providers to heavy haul railway operations and leading mass transit railway systems, and provides a “one-stop” technology access point for the international railway industry.
Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) The Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) is an institute engaged in creating new industries and transforming established ones through education and research. Located within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, BioPRIA is the offspring of the Australian Pulp and Paper Institute (APPI), which was established in 1989.
Chemical Engineering centres
MAPEL The MAPEL group was established in 2006 by Prof Karen Hapgood and Prof Cordelia Selomulya in the Chemical Engineering Department at Monash University. We conduct research on particle technology - from scientific fundamental studies to solving industrial problems. Our strengths are producing functional particles and structured agglomerates.
Laboratory of Computational Biology (LCB) Data structures, algorithms, graph theory and mathematics are just a few of the techniques used at this multi-disciplinary lab to meet the computational challenges that arise in biological data.
Civil Engineering centres
Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) At the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) we put water at the heart of our cities’ biophysical, economic, and social wellbeing. We bring together global thought leaders to drive cross-disciplinary research into urban planning and water management in Australia and overseas. Collaborating with our university, industry, and government partners, we help cities respond to today's pressing water problems for the benefit of current and future generations.
National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training With 12 partner universities, a growing list of more than 15 industry partners, and formal linkages with some of the world's leading groundwater research organisations, the NCGRT brings together nearly 200 Australian and international researchers to pool their knowledge and expertise.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre draws together all of Australia and New Zealand's fire and emergency service authorities, land management agencies, as well as non-government organisations and leading experts across a range of scientific fields to explore the causes, consequences and mitigation of natural disasters.
Water for Liveability Centre Monash Water for Liveability will play a pivotal role in transforming Australian cities to become resilient to current and future challenges. The Centre is building Australia’s capacity to advance sustainable urban water practices through research excellence, engagement with planning, development and water management professions, and supporting the development of government policies.
Materials Science and Engineering centres
Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing The Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing takes fundamental research from a broad range of disciplines and applies them to manufacturing challenges. These disciplines include material science, alloy design and processing, surface engineering, corrosion and hybrid materials.
CRC for Polymers For over 20 years, the CRC for Polymers has been developing advanced polymer materials which have been used in a range of industrial applications, addressing challenges and growing market opportunities for innovative companies.
ARC CoE Electromaterials Science The Federal Government funded ACES through the Australian Research Council in 2014 to turn our knowledge of materials into the next generation of ‘smart devices’ for the benefit of the community. We think of a smart device as one that uses the advanced materials we make in our laboratories to create new health and energy solutions that improve people’s lives.
Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) addresses a grand challenge: reducing the energy used in information technology (IT). IT now accounts for 5% of the electricity use on Earth, and is doubling every 10 years. The current technology, silicon complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) will stop becoming more efficient in the next decade as Moore’s law comes to an end.
Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium The Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium is a collaboration between academia and industry based in Victoria. The consortium brings together world leaders in complementary fields of synthesis, characterisation and device assembly with industry players who are leaders in solar cell manufacture, lifetime testing, materials, substrates and printing on plastic. The consortium aims to produce prototype organic solar cells printed on plastic within 3 years.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering centres
Wind Tunnel The Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility has a broad range of aerodynamics testing capabilities. The tunnel is used for vehicle development in the areas of aerodynamic, aeroacoustic and cooling analysis in both road and racing car design.
Chemical engineering groups
Bioengineering Laboratory (BEL) The Bioengineering Laboratory (BEL) within Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University focuses on the interface between biomolecules and nanomaterials towards the building of new functional products. BEL carries out multidisciplinary research in the field of bioengineering and nanotechnology to develop products that are simple, cost-efficient and environment friendly.
Nanomaterials and Membranes Laboratory Nanomaterials and Membranes Laboratory. [Find some content]
Solid-Liquid Separation (SLS) [Find some content]
Wastewater cleanup, dewatering processes and biofuels [Find some content]
Energy, Fuels, Biorefining and Sustainable Processing [Find some content]
Biotechnology, Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering Biotechnology, Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering is a broad-based branch of chemical engineering that is concerned with the design and construction of unit processes that harness biological systems to produce biotechnology, food or pharmaceutical products.
Functional Nanomaterials and associated nanotechnology The Functional Nanomaterials Research Group focuses on the synthesis, characterization and applications of functional nanomaterials, such as mesoporous materials, zeolite nanoparticles, hierarchical porous materials, nanotubes and nanowires, and nanocomposite membranes.
Surface and Colloidal Engineering, and Molecular Rheology Corrosion science and engineering group, a surface engineering activity under the leadership of A/Prof Raman Singh, is engaged heavily into applied industrial research, e.g., understanding and mitigation of corrosion and stress corrosion crackling in alumina processing and several other industries.
Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network and Training Program (C&P GRIP) The Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network and Training Program (C&P GRIP) is led by Monash University and the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) and underpinned by support from the Victorian Government and 20 industry members that are a combination of multinationals and SMEs.
Civl engineering groups
Geomechanics group The geomechanics group at the Department of Civil Engineering is leading in a wide range of research projects that span all three of the department's research themes. The geomechanics group is also a part of the Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI).
Resources group The Resources Engineering Group within the Department of Civil Engineering was established in response to industry demand and to meet emerging global challenges in energy generation. Resources engineering research areas span all three of the department's research themes. A range of resources engineering bachelor degrees is offered.
Structures group The structures group actively pursues innovative and significant solutions to provide innovative and resilient structures that balance society's need with environmental sustainability. Our projects span all three of the department's research themes.
Transport group The transport group is active in a wide range of research projects that span all three of the department's research themes. The transport group also directs the Institute for Transport Studies.
Water group The water group at the Department of Civil Engineering is active in a wide range of research projects that span all three of the department's research themes. The Water Group is also a part of the Monash Water for Liveability Centre, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.
GRGG GGRG was established in 2009 to investigate various sustainable and renewable technologies using heat geoexchange through substructures (e.g. pile foundations, diaphragm walls, basement wall/slab etc.) for heating and cooling of the superstructure.
MAPPS The mission of MAPPS is to provide scientific understanding of the pipe burst problem, for developing improved methods for proactive pipe network management,rehabilitation and renewal.
ECSE groups
Monash Vision Group Monash Vision Group (MVG) is a Melbourne-based collaborative partnership between Monash University, Grey Innovation, MiniFAB and Alfred Health. MVG's primary goal is to develop a clinically viable cortical vision prosthesis - known as the Gennaris bionic vision system or ‘Gennaris’.
Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory (RMRL) The Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory (RMRL) is located within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Monash University, where it was founded in 1994.
Materials engineering groups
Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network and Training Program (C&P GRIP) The Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network and Training Program (C&P GRIP) is led by Monash University and the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) and underpinned by support from the Victorian Government and 20 industry members that are a combination of multinationals and SMEs.
Mechanical engineering groups
Fluids Laboratory for Aeronautical and Industrial Research (FLAIR) The Fluids Laboratory for Aeronautical and Industrial Research (FLAIR) specialises in experimental and computational fluid mechanics research. Our strength is fundamental investigation of fluids problems which impact the automotive, aeronautical, industrial and bio-medical fields. Findings from our research are published in leading journals worldwide.
Laboratory for Optics & Applied Mechanics (LOAM) Laboratory for Optics & Applied Mechanics (LOAM). As any entity dedicated to scientific research, our goal is to impact the scientific community, industry, and society positively through our flutter of activities. LOAM was formed on the belief that the scientific problems of today will increasingly need to be solved using multidisciplinary tools. We seek to apply optics and applied mechanics approaches to this end.
Laboratory for Turbulence Research, Aerospace and Combustion (LTRAC) Laboratory for Turbulence Research, Aerospace and Combustion (LTRAC) - Conducting research into turbulence, aerodynamics and flow control, propulsion and combustion.
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Laboratory (NSEL) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Laboratory (NSEL) - This laboratory is dedicated to the science and technology at the nanoscale. We invoke the principles of materials chemistry, electrochemistry, colloidal science, micro- and nano-fabrication to develop innovative solutions to some of the problems facing the humanity.
Complex Flows We are interested in firstly understanding the microscopic origins of the mechanics of structurally complex fluids, and then exploiting that understanding to...well...save the world :)

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