research technologies and facilities

MEMSI researchers are supported by the following technologies and facilities.

Renewable Energy Laboratory

Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Renewable Energy Laboratory is a custom-built facility for the development of printed, thin-film solar cells from lab to pre-commercial sizes. The facility integrates closely with CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, and Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.

Solar Fuels Laboratory

The Solar Fuels Laboratory is focussed on developing new materials that can generate hydrogen from water and be used in next-generation fuel cells. The laboratory is supported by state-of-the art facilities capable of synthesising, characterising and testing novel and existing photo-catalytic materials.

Deep Earth Energy Research Laboratory

This Laboratory is investigating new techniques for extraction of deep earth energy resources using one of the world’s largest high-pressure, high-temperature testing chambers.

Renewable Energy Laboratory

Low Emission Coal Technologies Laboratory

This Laboratory is equiped to investigate improved methods for producing energy from brown coal through: coal drying; coal gasification; production of concentrated CO2 streams; and simultaneous capture of CO2 and production of hydrogen.



The Monash CAVE2™ is an immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment. It allows researchers to visualise, manipulate and comprehend data such as engineering models and multi-dimensional images across a range of size scales and simulations.


Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM)

MCAM has world-leading expertise in all the light metals and houses the world’s latest equipment for 3D printing of components from metallic powders.

Wind Tunnel

Monash Wind Tunnel Facility (MWTF)

Open to industry partners, researchers and students, MWTF is the largest wind tunnel in the southern hemisphere. The facility enables aerodynamic and wind noise research and development.

Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM)

MCEM provides a world-leading suite of advanced electron microscopy techniques that can determine the composition, structure and bonding of materials down to the atomic scale. Such facilities underpin the development of new energy materials and devices.