ARC Dairy Innovation Hub: Transformational research to underpin the future of the Australian dairy manufacturing industry

Project description

The dairy manufacturing industry contributes significantly to the Australian economy through strong exports and regional employment but is facing severe economic and environmental pressures that contain future growth. Led by the University of Melbourne, the ARC Dairy Innovation Hub combines the expertise of three academic and industrial research teams to develop breakthrough technical solutions that can overcome these challenges. A multidisciplinary program of transformational research draws on cutting edge science and emerging technologies to develop new cost-effective separation and concentration processes and innovative low cost dairy products that are nutritional and have a longer shelf-life for domestic and export markets. PhD projects are potentially available with the staff listed above - please contact Sally Gras in the first instance.

Project team

Leader: Sally Louise Gras

Staff: Sandra Kentish, Greg Martin, David Dunstan, Lydia Ong, George Chen

Collaborators: Muthupandian Ashokkumar (Chemistry) Thomas Leong (Chemistry), The University of Queensland Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd.

Sponsors: Australian Research Council Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd.

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Research Centre

ARC Dairy Innovation Hub


Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences, Optimisation of resources and infrastructure


Food Engineering; Food Manufacturing; Food Processing