Platform Technologies Research Institute
The Institute is noted for its excellent achievements through participation in Commonwealth Government Cooperative Research Centres, State Government Centres of Excellence, Australian Research Council Grant Schemes and joint activities with industry, community and government.
The Platform Technologies Research Institute was established in 2008 to lead RMIT’s cross-disciplinary research in the integration of smart materials and systems into technology platforms, which meet future industry requirements linking new discoveries and emerging technologies to applications.
Central to the way the Institute conducts its research is the integrated systems approach, which focuses on improvements to total system performance through coordinated design and fusion of smart materials and systems.
The Institute fosters a dynamic research culture at RMIT through the establishment of cross disciplinary strategic initiatives across the three RMIT Colleges - Science Engineering and Health, Business and Design and Social Context.
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Our annual reports featuring key activities and outcomes.
- New research to help predict flu outbreaks 10/09/2014Researchers are working to enable influenza outbreaks to be predicted in much the same way as meteorologists forecast weather.
- RMIT delivers $30 million boost to micro and nano-tech 01/09/2014A new $30 million research facility at RMIT University will drive cutting-edge advances in micro- and nano-technologies.
- Laser technique offers nano breakthrough 22/08/2014Researchers have uncovered a new way of using lasers to directly write patterns onto special crystals, in a nanotechnology breakthrough.
- Light Engineering by 3D Laserprinting - from bionic design to quality assurance 23/09/2014Presented by Professor Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann, Head of the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University.