Resources and facilities

The PartCat Lab is housed in the 6 star rating (Energy Efficient) Tyree Energy Technology building within the UNSW Kensington campus. It is equipped with modern laboratories and specialised equipment and techniques for material synthesis; an array of state-of-the-art instruments for particle and material characterisation, as well as photoreactor and reactor system for testing photocatalyst and catalyst performance. 

Lab access

Reminder: Access Procedure

PartCat is a Research Laboratory within the School of Chemical Engineering. Please check out the school's safety website to gain access to the PartCat Lab at Chem Eng safety sites.

Please be aware of the following types of access for labs:

  • PartCat Lab staff, PhD candidates and Masters by Research access: 24/7 access to all labs
  • PartCat Masters by Coursework, Honours and personnel from outside ChemEng will have 9-5pm access, weekdays only.

If you need to access our lab outside those hours, please contact Dr Victor Wong or your supervisor.


Instrument booking

Our laboratories are equipped with state of the art equipment for particle synthesis and characterisation, advanced analytical instruments as well as a variety of catalysis rigs and a photo-electrocatalyst reactor.

New users must be trained before getting access to the instrument/gear. Training for some instruments is held only a few times per term, so plan wisely and ask a supervisor to find out what equipment you will be using. 

Our instruments are currently not available for new external users unless a prior agreement has been made. If you would like to use our instruments, charges apply for consumables and staff time. 

Online equipment booking can only be accessed by authorised users.

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