Material Science and Chemical Engineering

The worldwide material science market is anticipated to reach $6,000 million by 2020 with an estimated annual growth of 10.2% in the 2015 – 2020 period.


It is one of the fastest growing market segments in the manufacturing industry with the Asia-Pacific region driving most of the growth primarily based on innovations.

There’s an innovation explosion in the field of materials science and engineering, with advances like graphene, bio-based materials and lightweight composites on the leading edge.

The business opportunity for today’s companies is to uncover, protect and commercialise novel materials ideas and applications to better meet customer needs.

 Shelston IP Material Science and Chemical Engineering expertise

At Shelston IP, we appreciate that even small innovations can deliver a significant impact through improvements to material properties and processes which transform, transport, and use chemicals, materials and energy.

We have a long history advising clients that develop and deliver market-leading products. We advise privately held and publicly traded companies whose research and manufacturing developments include the following:

  • Polymers Science
  • Ceramics
  • Metallurgy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Chemical and Process Engineering / Industrial Chemistry
  • Electronic Materials

How Shelston IP can assist

 As industry players develop cheaper, lighter, stronger or more functional materials we assist them to:

  • commercialise new materials and processes;
  • safeguard intellectual property assets;
  • advance commercial interests;
  • obtain R&D grants; and
  • manage their IP portfolio across the Asia-Pacific region.

We can help you leverage the world-class research infrastructure, strong IP protection regime, tax incentives and supportive business culture that Australia has to offer.