Resources and Chemistry Precinct building

“Curtin aspires to be a world-class university through 'the application of creative thinking and ingenuity to the solution of definable and practical problems in all fields of human endeavour'.”

Dr Haydn Williams, first Director of WAIT

In pursuit of this overall goal, we have established a strong track record of working with industry, government and community groups to understand their needs and – through innovative research and development – to provide long-term benefits.

Areas of strength

With a spirit of innovation, Curtin infuses outstanding research with industry, business and government partnerships. We push the limits of understanding, solving problems for industry and society, and inspiring local, national and global communities.

Resources and Chemistry Precinct

The Resources and Chemistry Precinct enables experts from industry, university and government to collaborate, advancing the nation’s capabilities in chemistry, minerals and energy.

The precinct accommodates over 300 professional scientists, engineers and staff in state-of-the-art facilities for research in petroleumhydrometallurgy and chemistry fields.

Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) Biosciences

The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) Biosciences is a $35 million world-class facility. It will drive the search for better methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of chronic diseases – and reduce the impact of diseases that burden populations worldwide. The Faculty’s 24 health professions work in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research groups across a network of schools and centres, to develop high-impact, high-quality research.