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  • Next Round

    *The Next Round of C&P GRIP Projects have been announced. We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for PhD positions. Click here for more information*

  • Industry focused PhD projects

    C&P GRIP has 17 industry partner driven PhD projects where the PhD researchers have additional training modules on technical and business topics. These industry-focused projects combine Monash University's capabilities across the School of Chemistry, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  The PhD researcher has further collaboration with the industry partner where the PhD researcher has an internship within the industry partner's company.


  • Collaboration with industry

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    The Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network and Training Program (C&P GRIP) is led by Monash University and Chemistry Australia and underpinned by support from the Victorian Government and 20 industry members that are a combination of multinationals and SMEs.  The network industry members include 3M Australia, Agilent Technologies Australia, Axieo, BASF Australia, Dulux, Haymes, Nufarm, PerkinElmer, PPG Industries, P&G, KPMG, CSIRO and EPA Victoria.  The industry associations include the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA), the Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG), the national industry association for the Australasian hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products industry (ACCORD), SEMMA (South East Melbourne Manufacturing Alliance), SEMIP (South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct), the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), and STC (Small Technologies Cluster).

  • Training on technical and business topics

    Monash University's new Graduate Research Industry Partnerships (GRIPs) will jointly deliver more than 60 innovation training development activities in partnership with industry, such as the exclusive Procter & Gamble's Serial Innovator Program, which teaches entrepreneurship and taking ideas from mind to market, for the first time in Australia.  Other training includes intellectual property, commercialisation, project management, chemical industry business environment and Green Chemistry.

    Training Module

  • Chemical and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network launch

    The C&P Manufacturing Innovation Network initiative was launched on 3 June 2015 by the Hon Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Industry and the Minister for Energy and Resources.  In her opening speech, the Minister welcomed the initiative that sees the best minds in academic research joining forces with government and industry.

    Launch Group 1

  • Self-healing polymers

    Exp Timothy

  • Water based acrylic dispersions for coatings

    Exp Kaiyuan

  • Vibrational spectroscopy

    Exp Dale

  • Developing next-generation wearable biomedical sensors

    Exp Yunmeng