Innovation in advanced hyphenated analytical separation technologies

Available PhD projects

Welcome to the ARC Training Centre for Hyphenated Analytical Separation Technologies (HyTECH). At HyTECH exceptional PhD students and postdoctoral researchers undertake cutting edge research projects that have been developed as academic-industry partnerships.

Collaboration between researchers in our own field is very important, but it’s even better that we include our end-users and instrument manufacturers in the conversation. This is how we know our work is relevant and is solving the problems industry experiences — in water monitoring, forensic science, mining, pharmaceuticals and a myriad of other industries and partner organisations our scientists engage with every day.

Professor Brett Paull
An autosampler automates the process of introducing liquid samples into a gas chromatograph. In this picture a vial containing liquid samples for analysis has been picked up and will be moved across then loaded in to the chromatograph. When the sample bottle lid has been pierced by the chromatograph needle, the vial is returned to the carousel and the next one selected. Photo: versevend / iStock.

“This is how we know our work is relevant.”

Did you know?

Industrial Transformation Training Centres are funded by the Australian Research Council (Australian Government) as part of the Linkage Program. “The Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme provides funding for partnerships between university based researchers and those in industry. Training Centres provide Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training for industries vital to Australia’s future.”

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Research excellence and real-world impact.

  1. End user needs

    • Complex systems
    • Analytical challenges
    • Selectivity, sensitivity, precision and accuracy
  2. HyTECH ARC Training Centre

    • Mass spectrometry
    • Chromatography
    • Skilled analytical scientists
  3. New product technology

    • Partnered research and innovation
    • Greater analytical capability
  4. Better decision making

    • High quality qualitative and quantitive data
    • Greater system knowledge
Brett Paull in a laboratory wearing personal protective equipment, looking at a computer with a junior colleague. Photo: Peter Allen.
Photo: Peter Allen

Developing future leaders.

  • Providing expert training
  • Working with technology providers
  • Building an innovative research network
  • Developing critical mass in research and researchers
  • Delivering innovation and new IP

Pioneering through industry partnership.

Find out more about our partners.