The PFPC’s research programs are focussed on gaining new insights into the interfacial behaviour of particulate fluids and advanced materials.

The Centre’s multidisciplinary approach to research typically involves our highly skilled chemists, mathematicians and chemical engineers coming together to carry out scientific investigations, develop mathematical models and create innovative engineering solutions for the processing of particulate fluids and advanced materials.

Research areas

Research is aimed at examining the interactions between the interfaces of solid-liquid and liquid-liquid systems where the dispersed phase is often colloidal in nature. Within each multidisciplinary research program there are themes that explore key fundamental issues across interfacial science and engineering.

The PFPC has key research programs in separation science, emulsion technology, minerals processing, ultrasonics, environmental waste management, water treatment, nanomaterials, geopolymers and tissue engineering.