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Queensland Government

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Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation (Dow Centre)

Researcher in Dow Centre laboratory

The School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland

The Dow Centre aims to identify and advance innovations in the sustainable production and utilisation of energy, water and materials. The Centre takes a unique approach, focusing on full life-cycle sustainability assessment of ideas and inventions through both a technological and economic lens and only on innovations which have the potential to be sufficiently scalable so as to make a significant difference to pressing global challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and human development. The Dow Centre Innovation Process employs a stage-gated investment process where qualifying ideas with the potential to meet a large-scale industrial need advance progressively through increasingly detailed scientific, engineering and economic assessments. The Centre also supports innovation by facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration, entrepreneurship and engagement.

Website www.dowcsei.uq.edu.au

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Chemical engineering
  • Energy systems analysis
  • Materials science
  • Chemistry
  • Bio-materials
  • Process modelling
  • Techno-economic assessment
  • Engineering cost estimation

Facilities and major equipment

  • Collaborative innovation, entrepreneurship and engagement space
  • Process engineering and chemistry laboratory

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff

Address

The Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, L5, Hawken Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4067

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
6 September 2018