The School of Science's multi-disciplinary band of physics researchers and specialists is committed to making our world smarter and more efficient.
Researchers are drawn to pursuing physics at RMIT for a multitude of reasons. Our reputation for producing ‘above world standard’ research in the field of condensed matter physics precedes us (Excellence in Research Australia). Other areas of excellence include photonics, geophysics, biophysics and medical physics
In addition, RMIT has an ever-expanding capacity to prepare researchers in the realm of quantum information – an emergent field driving future discoveries.
Our physicists are focused on forging efficient solutions within real world contexts.
Guided by global experts and specialists, RMIT researchers are developing more advanced optical and electronic coatings to improve the surface of objects people rely on everyday, examining the use of microbeams to better target moving cancer cells and pioneering ways to detect the location of mineral sources from the sky.
Just like the materials we study, there are endless opportunities to explore.
Research groups and centres
ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
RMIT University is a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.Read more ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
The Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics (NanoPHYS) conducts high-quality research in nanoscale physics.Read more Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics
The Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics Group aims to pursue fundamental and applied research at an international level in the field of theoretical quantum, chemical and condensed-matter physics.Read more Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics
MicroNano Research Facility
The MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF) brings together diverse and high quality multidisciplinary micro and nano technology research into a single hub.Read more MicroNano Research Facility
RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
The RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (RMMF) houses high-quality electron microscopy and microanalysis equipment.Read more RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility