RMIT researchers are contributing to the world-wide response to climate change and sustainability through innovative and cross-disciplinary investigations.
The complexity of the issues around global sustainable development demands a cross-disciplinary approach to find ways to respond to the economic, environmental and social challenges of our time.
We have teams of civil, mechanical, computer, environmental, chemical and automotive engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, technologists, computer experts, physicists, chemists, biologists and other scientists investigating solutions to these issues.
Through modelling, mapping, simulating, prototyping, experimenting, investigating and collaborating they are contributing to global sustainability solutions.
Current research areas include:
- Fire safety
- Renewable energies
- Sustainable building materials
- Sustainable manufacturing,
- Understanding weather, and climate change
- Water purification and safety
- Waste management
Centres and facilities
- Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform
- Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation
- Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM)
- Centre for Risk and Community Safety
- SPACE Research Centre
- Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre
- Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics Research Group
- Professor John Handmer
- Professor Darryn McEvoy
- Emeritus Professor Felicity Roddick
- Professor Gary Rosengarten
- Professor Kefei Zhang