M Move-in Day! We successfully moved our labs and offices to our brand new building (Science and Engineering Building, SEB, E8)

Come and visit us! (it is just a stone throw away from our previous home on the campus)

Our new labs and Peter’s office are on the third floor.

Excerpt from the official opening announcement of the new building

Science and Engineering Building now open
“The new “world-leading” and adaptive multidisciplinary space will offer teaching and research spaces for Engineering, Science and Arts & Social Sciences.

After three-and-a-half years of consultation, design and construction, the Science and Engineering Building (SEB) is finally complete. This new building has been designed to foster learning and research breakthroughs at UNSW through contemporary teaching and research spaces for students and staff.

The Science and Engineering Building will bring together the Schools of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Arts and Media, Learning Environments and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) for the first time in UNSW’s history.

The SEB is made up of nine levels of University accommodation. Levels 1-7 are arranged with two laboratory blocks in the centre and a service corridor running through the middle, providing access and equipment space between the two blocks. This setup allows for design and operational flexibility, meaning future changes in use are possible with minimal disruption to the operation of individual labs.”


Excerpt from the construction company:

“Premier global construction company Multiplex has reached completion on UNSW Sydney’s new $187 million Science and Engineering Building (SEB), continuing the expansion of the world-class Physical Sciences Precinct at its Kensington campus.

Located on the corner of International Road and Third Avenue and designed by Grimshaw, the SEB spans 10 levels and provides 24,500 square metres of state-of-the-art teaching and research space.

The SEB is designed to share facilities with the adjacent Hilmer Building, which was also delivered by Multiplex in 2015, enabling several of the UNSW’s schools within the Science, Engineering and Arts & Social Sciences faculties and Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre to be co-located in two purpose-built and interconnected buildings.

Innovative design features of the SEB include the basement which is designed to be multi-purpose and provide functions including storage, contemporary interactive and collaborative teaching spaces and student-led study spaces. An expanded basement area has also been included as performance spaces for the School of the Arts & Media.”


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