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.
- Horse racing position cuts drag up to 66 per cent: study 31/10/2014RMIT University researchers have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race.
- Feathers in flight inspire anti-turbulence technology 28/10/2014Inspired by nature's own anti-turbulence devices - feathers - RMIT University researchers are developing technology to end turbulence on flights.
- Wallet-sized labs the next big thing 27/10/2014RMIT researchers are developing inexpensive, portable toxicology laboratories so small you could fit them in your wallet.