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Ian Wark Research Institute (The Wark)

  • The Wark - 20 Year Anniversary Celebrations

    The Wark - 20 Year Anniversary Celebrations

    2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Institute. To mark this milestone, The Wark will be hosting several special events throughout the year for current staff and students, alumni and collaborators.

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  • Successful Ageing Seminar - 25 July

    Successful Ageing Seminar - 25 July

    The Wark's Prof Clive Prestidge, will be one of the speakers at this seminar which looks at the innovative approaches and solutions researchers at the University of South Australia are undertaking to overcome a range of health-care challenges.

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  • Driving Long-Term Collective Change at The Wark

    Driving Long-Term Collective Change at The Wark

    How strategically structured multidisciplinary teams, trained in-house facilitators and group decision-making with teeth, makes organizations stronger, more productive and more engaged.

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  • World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*

    World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*

    *2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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Research at The Wark makes a real difference

The Ian Wark Research Institute is a centre of excellence for research into chemistry and physics and is the designated Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Centre for Particle and Material Interfaces. With an impressive list of research sponsors/collaborators and projects in areas such as bio and polymer interfaces, colloids and nanostructures and mineral processing, The Wark aims to both develop new technologies for use in industry and improve upon existing processes.

Research at The Wark brochure (PDF 1.8Mb)

Named in recognition of eminent Australian scientist Sir Ian William Wark, the Institute has an international reputation for fundamental and applied research and postgraduate education. In 2012, it received a 5-star rating by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment for it’s research into Physical Chemistry, and in Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy, indicating outstanding performance above world standards.

For Industry

For Industry

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projects and how we can partner you to 
meet your needs.

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For Scientists

For Scientists

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approach and how we can collaborate with you.

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For Students

For Students

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studies with us.

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For Society

For Community

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projects that add value to society.

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t: +61 8 8302 3694


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