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.
Using a whole-of-system approach, our cross-disciplinary research investigates the integration of smart materials and systems into technology platforms to address industry’s future needs.
We are improving aged care, predicting severe weather events and optimising logistics, energy and data networks. Our nanotechnology is boosting drug delivery and fuel cells, and our smart cricket balls are helping bowlers take wickets.
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Our annual reports featuring key activities and outcomes.
- New technology helps 'gamify' exercise 13/10/2014Researchers have worked with industry to develop an interactive fitness system that quantifies fitness and links exercise with gaming.
- Research hub boost to steel manufacturing 09/10/2014RMIT University researchers will lead two major projects in the newly-opened ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing.
- Research mimics brain cells to boost memory power 01/10/2014Researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain.