Welcome to the webpage of the Particles and Catalysis Research Group at UNSW. We are a particle and catalyst technology research group headed by Professor Rose Amal within the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. The Partcat Group evolved from the Centre for Particle and Catalyst Technologies and was part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials from 2003 until the end of 2013.
Our research specialises in fundamental synthesis, functionalisation, characterisation and application of novel particle and catalyst system. The focus of our research is on the fundamental understanding of particulate systems and process through basic and applied research. Our research group has a well equipped, state of the art research facilities for material synthesis, functionalisation and characterisation. We are located in the Tyree Energy Technology Building, the 6 star energy efficient building which is house to all the energy research at UNSW. Partcat group members have a strong collaboration network with BioSensor and Biointerfaces Group, CAMD at UNSW, MERLIN at UNSW, and Nanomac at the University of Queensland, and other research groups.