Contract R&D

These relationships occur where an industry partner will fund the costs of research, including instrument fees, consumables and salaries for research staff or student scholarships.

Digitalcore was formed in 2009 to commercialise technology based on X-ray microtomography and data analysis of rocks. Contract research by the Australian National University for Digitalcore contributed to the success of this innovation, which improves efficiency in the oil and gas industry. Problem: Digitalcore provides computer modeling of petrophysical properties of reservoir rocks and coal, ...
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AnthroTerra / UNSW

AnthroTerra is developing uses for biochar, which will create sustainable and healthy soils while sequestering greenhouse gases. A significant need exists for the company is to characterise biochars that have been processed in different ways. ...


Rio Tinto Diamonds / UWA

Problem: The colour of natural pink Argyle diamonds is due to an unidentified crystalline defect that causes the colour of the diamonds to be affected by certain wavelengths of light. Rio Tinto diamonds wanted to characterise this change, find the ...