Who we are
The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Bioplastics and Biocomposites is funded by the Australian Government through the Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) for Training Centres (ITTC). The Centre commenced in 2022 and is funded for 5 years. Find out more about this ARC funding scheme here
Headquartered within the School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, the Centre is a collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and industry partners to establish South-East Queensland as a hub for world-leading research in bioplastics and biocomposites
Our team is truly transdisciplinary, covering chemical and materials engineering, polymer chemistry, environmental science, social science, policy and business.
We are recognised as national and global leaders in bioresource development, bioplastic and biocomposite manufacture and processing, sustainability in supply chain management, environmental and behavioural economics, and environmental impact assessment.
We have a critical focus on providing training and development opportunities for PhD and early career researchers. Centre PhD students will each have the opportunity for a substantial industry placement. (link to training page)
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