Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
School of Chemical Engineering

About Us

In 2012 the University of Queensland received a $10M donation from Dow Chemical Company, to establish the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, which began operating in earnest from January 2014.

The UQ Dow Centre’s mission is to stimulate engineering innovation towards the more sustainable production and utilisation of materials and energy, with a priority given to changes that can make a substantial contribution to global environmental and social sustainability challenges.

Research at the UQ Dow Centre is interdisciplinary, with a strong techno-economic focus on the viability of industry transitions, delivered through collaboration with other UQ faculties and leading research partners worldwide. The Centre’s current projects span the spectrum from systems analysis, to fundamental investigations into game-changing technologies for energy, fuels and materials.

The UQ Dow Centre works proudly alongside numerous schools and institutes at the University of Queensland, and collaborates with industry and other educational institutions in Australia and internationally to build multi-disciplinary, global partnerships for education and research.

The Centre currently leads three flagship programs which aim to make an original and significant contribution to global sustainability in the areas of production and utilisation of energy and materials.

An overview of research projects currently underway within the Centre can be found under Research.

More information about the work of the Dow Centre can be found under Publications and Our People.