Potential student research projects
The Research School of Physics performs research at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.
By undertaking your own research project at ANU you could open up an exciting career in science.
Underground carbon sequestration looks essential if the world is going to keep global warming below 2oC. This project will explore the physics underlying migration of injected carbon dioxide, to better understand the conditions when it will dissolve and sink to the deep earth before there is any chance of it migrating upwards.
Prof Adrian Sheppard, Professor Vincent Craig
The future global economy will be underpinned by technologies that depend on critical minerals such as such as lithium, nickel, copper and rare earth elements. In this project we will utilise unique 3D imaging and microscopic/spectroscopic tools to improve the characterisation and metallurgical processing of critical mineral systems.
Professor Mark Knackstedt, Dr Nicolas Francois, Prof Adrian Sheppard