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.
- RMIT awarded $6m in Discovery grants 12/12/2013The first Australian study of the social uses of mobile gaming is among 16 RMIT University projects recently awarded ARC Discovery funding.
- Top researchers awarded $2.23 million 09/12/2013Three RMIT researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
- RMIT leads $1.1m minerals processing research 05/12/2013RMIT University is collaborating with mining giant Rio Tinto and top Australian researchers on a $1.165 million minerals processing project.
- Big Data Research and Development in Computer Science 17/12/2013Professor Chengqi Zhang, Director, Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems (QCIS), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, presents this Distinguished Lecture for PTRI.