IMER operates at the international forefront of the mineral, energy and resource sectors, showcasing our finest talent in large-scale research and innovation outcomes, with the capacity to pursue higher-risk, cutting-edge projects.

"We look forward to working together in pursuit of sustainable prosperity for our city, state, nation and world."Prof Michael Goodsite, Interim Director IMER


Transforming the heavy industrial sector to a low carbon future

Companies are invited to partner in a new proposal to the Australian Government to form a Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) to expedite the decarbonisation of Australia’s heavy industrial processes and produce materials vital to the local and global economies at lower costs and in more sustainable ways. Prospectus now available.

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Nigel Cook is Australia’s leader in geochemisty and mineralogy

Congratulations to Professor Nigel Cook, who has been selected as a Life Sciences and Earth Sciences research field leader in Australia, for geochemistry and mineralogy.



Dusan Losic reveals new source of nanoparticles to test for COVID-19

Professor Dusan Losic, from the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, at the University of Adelaide, is teaming with SA Health in the fight against COVID-19.



Earth Sciences celebrate Geological Society award winners

Congratulations to Dr Morgan Blades, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences, who has been awarded the 2020 Walter Howchin Medal.



Dr Yan Jiao receives Young Tall Poppy Science Award

Congratulations to Dr Yan Jiao, who is one of four University of Adelaide researchers, to receive a 2020 Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award.