Research facilities

State-of-the-art spaces and tools for developing new knowledge

Our research centres and institutes hold an array of major facilities and equipment for dedicated research. Griffith is also a member of a range of external research facilities. Explore our facilities below.

Griffith research centres and institutes

Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Facilities include:

  • Laboratory for optically stimulated luminescence dating
  • Laboratory for electron spin resonance dating
  • Laboratory for ancient DNA analysis.

Find out more about the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Centre for Clean Environment and Energy

Facilities and equipment include:

  • Materials synthesis and preparation laboratory
  • Energy storage research laboratory
  • Clean fuel production and energy conversion laboratory
  • Environmental sensing laboratory
  • 3D printing laboratory
  • Advanced materials characterisation laboratory.

Find out more about the Centre for Clean Environment and Energy

Australian Rivers Institute

Facilities include:

  • Stable isotope laboratory
  • Molecular ecology laboratory
  • Nutrient laboratory
  • Bellthorpe field research station
  • Sediment-tracing laboratory
  • DNA and DNA-handling facilities
  • Microbiology laboratory (with PC2 facility).

Find out more about the Australian Rivers Institute

Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Facilities and equipment include:

  • Australian Attosecond Science Facility
  • Molecular ecology laboratory
  • Reaction microscope (captures charged fragments and measures 3D momenta)
  • Waveguide fabrication facility
  • E-beam lithography machine
  • 3D laser lithography tool.

Find out more about the Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Cities Research Institute

Facilities include:

  • Small research vessel with muti-role equipment
  • Rapid deployment beach surveying system
  • Rapid deployment bathymetric surveying system
  • Water quality sampling
  • Sediment sampling and analysis
  • Coastal Observatory
  • Underwater parametric observations
  • Drogue tracking capabilities.

Find out more about the Cities Research Institute

Environmental Futures Research Institute

Facilities and equipment include:

  • Molecular soil microbiology lab (with PC2 facility)
  • Soil and plant laboratories
  • Tree ring laboratory
  • Suburban wildlife research laboratory
  • Wildlife ecology laboratory
  • Rainforest invertebrate biodiversity laboratory
  • International fruit fly management laboratory.

Find out more about the Environmental Futures Research Institute

Griffith Criminology Institute

Facilities include:

  • Social analytics laboratory, a secure, enterprise-class data facility that provides infrastructure for the safe storage, access and analysis of social science data.

Find out more about the Griffith Criminology Institute

Compounds Australia

Housed at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, facilities and equipment of Compounds Australia include:

  • Storage for a capacity of 600,000 microtubes
  • Centralised robots to automate microplate movement and processing
  • Automated plate sealing, seal removal and centrifugation
  • Labcyte Echo 550 for accurate nanolitre dispensing
  • Platforms for microlitre liquid handling
  • Barcode labelling and tracking
  • Capacity to hold 4,400 microplates.

Find out more at Compounds Australia

Griffith Institute for Tourism

Facilities include:

  • Eye-tracking laboratory for conducting research on user design and advertising evaluation.

Find out more about the Griffith Institute for Tourism

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery

Unique resources at the institute include:

  • PC2 biosecurity laboratory
  • High and low-resolution mass spectrometry facility
  • High-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance facility
  • High-throughput and high-content analysis screening
  • High-resolution microscopy and live cell imaging
  • Nature Bank.

Find out more about the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery

Institute of Glycomics

The largest dedicated academic glycoscience unit in Australia holds a range of related research facilities, including:

  • Bioanalytical facility
  • Flow cytometry and cell-sorting facility
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology facility
  • Microbiology laboratory
  • Medicinal chemistry laboratory.

Find out more about the Institute of Glycomics

Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems

Facilities include:

  • Robotics laboratory
  • Image processing laboratory
  • Big data laboratory
  • HCI laboratory (idea lab)
  • Optimisation laboratory.

Find out more about the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems

Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre

Facilities and equipment include:

  • Micro fabrication facility, a purpose-built facility, including class-100 and class-1000 cleanrooms
  • Epitaxial SiC production reactor batch processing of 2" to 300mm wafers
  • National hydrogen materials reference facility
  • Raman spectroscopy facility
  • Synthetic laboratory
  • Atomic force microscope laboratory
  • Solid state physics laboratory
  • Micro- and nanofluidics laboratory
  • Electrochemistry laboratory.

Find out more about the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre

Menzies Health Institute Queensland

Facilities include:

  • clinical trial unit for Phase I-IV clinical trials
  • clinical trial randomisation service
  • nanoString nCounter for rapid and reliable profiling of RNA and DNA.

Find out more about the Menzies Health Institute Queensland

Nature Bank

Part of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Nature Bank is a unique storehouse of nature’s chemical diversity, comprising a collection of plant and marine invertebrate samples.

Find out more about Nature Bank