As one of Australia's leading providers of engineering research, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering has a long and successful history of working with industry to deliver research solutions specific to company needs.
You can find out more about the research expertise at the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering by accessing the University's UQ Researchers database.Please contact research staff directly to discuss any issues of interest.
Some examples of existing research collaborations are:
The ARC is an independent body established by the Australian Government to advance Australia’s capacity to undertake quality research. An ARC Linkage Grant is an effective way to leverage your research dollar, giving you access to university expertise to solve your company's research and development challenges.
Your organisation can partner with School researchers to apply for a grant that, together with a contribution from your organisation, provides the critical mass to get research underway. School staff will coordinate the administrative procedures required. The ARC brokers agreements with industry partners that take care of all the statutory requirements.
Organisations can partner directly with the School to establish agreements to undertake research and development. Contact Dr Howard Leemon, Manager of Innovation and Commercial Development to help put you in touch with the right expertise.
Organisations can partner with the School to co-fund scholarships for current and future research higher degree (Masters and PhD) students to work on projects of interest for the industry partner.
Joint R&D can lead to innovations with commercial potential. UQ's subsidiary company, UniQuest Pty Ltd, plays a vital role in taking collaborative research successes to the world. A high profile example is Hydrexia, a company finding new ways to store hydrogen.
The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering has established strategic partnerships with some of the world's most recognised companies. These partnerships supply funding for research and development and attract world-class experts to the School. There are several existing formal industry partnerships, such as ABB, Newcrest Mining Limited and RioTinto.