Fellowship supports research on a smart coating to fire-proof houses
RMIT’s Dr Kate Nguyen will advance her pioneering research into a sustainable coating for fire-proofing houses, thanks to a L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship.
Sensors to spot the sweetest summer fruit
Researchers are trialling new sensor technology with local fruit growers to reveal how ripe and sweet the fruit is without even taking a bite.
Protecting our firefighters through human-centred engineering
Researchers at RMIT University are developing intelligent garments and materials to protect and monitor the health of the most vulnerable frontline workers as they tackle the chaos and catastrophe of wildfires.
Cement-free concrete beats corrosion and gives fatbergs the flush
Researchers from RMIT University have developed an eco-friendly zero-cement concrete, which all but eliminates corrosion.
Thin and ultra-fast photodetector sees the full spectrum
Researchers have developed the world’s first photodetector that can see all shades of light, in a prototype device that radically shrinks one of the most fundamental elements of modern technology.
Ten ways RMIT research is helping to build a more sustainable future
From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.
A step-by-step plan for recycling cigarette butts into bricks
Researchers have shown how industries could work together to recycle cigarette butts into bricks, in a step-by-step implementation plan for saving energy and solving a global littering problem.
How to harness the power of biosolids to make hydrogen
Researchers have used biosolids to produce hydrogen from wastewater, in new technology that supports the comprehensive recycling of one of humanity’s unlimited resources – sewage.
Bid to bring stroke technology to regional Australia
RMIT engineers working with the Australian Stroke Alliance are seeking further funding to develop lightweight and mobile CT scanners to bring vital diagnostic tools to rural and remote communities.
Vegan leather made from mushrooms could mould the future of sustainable fashion
Going from a single spore to a finished fungi-derived leather product takes a couple of weeks. But raising a cow to maturity for bovine leather can take several years.
New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin
Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Nine ways our researchers are breaking new ground in science and tech
From space suits to smart patches, pioneering advances in science and technology by RMIT researchers reveal the power of collaboration and imagination.