Separation science research encompasses most areas, including high performance liquid chromatography, ion chromatography, gas chromatography, counter-current chromatography, capillary zone electrophoresis, and capillary electrochromatography.
Studies include the theory and modelling of retention and migration processes, control of separation selectivity, design of new stationary phases (especially polymer monoliths), development of new detection methods, sample handling methods, and computer optimization methods and software.
Considerable effort is also devoted to specific applications of separation science, especially in the fields of pharmaceuticals, forensic science and counter-terrorism, bioanalysis, mining and minerals, and environmental analysis.
The Australian Centre for Research of Separation Science (ACROSS) is a consortium of Australian researchers working at the University of Tasmania, RMIT University and the University of Western Sydney.
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
4 December, 2014