Pioneering research wins prestigious Victoria Prize
RMIT researchers have taken out awards for Victoria’s most impactful and industry-relevant research.
Scientists defy nature to make insta-bling at room temperature
An international team has made diamonds in minutes in a laboratory at room temperature – a process that normally takes billions of years, huge amounts of pressure and super-hot temperatures.
New machine learning program to speed up clean energy generation
Researchers have created a new type of machine learning model that could accelerate the process of designing next-generation organic solar cells.
RMIT project wins US Navy innovation prize grant
An RMIT-led group has been awarded a share of $1.5 million to develop new diamond-fibre magnetic sensors.
Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier
Researchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products.
Charting our mental health recovery
Academics from across RMIT are developing innovative solutions to the various mental health challenges heightened by COVID-19.
Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly is still required
Text generators like GPT-3 can produce remarkably convincing writing, but they can't do away with human supervision just yet.
Insect wings inspire new ways to fight superbugs
Scientists have revealed how nanomaterials inspired by insect wings are able to destroy bacteria on contact.
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.
Glass blowing inspires new class of quantum sensors
A glass artist’s work with diamonds has opened the door to a new class of quantum sensors able to monitor changes in magnetic fields, with implications for mining and underwater monitoring.
Malaria discovery could expedite antiviral treatment for COVID-19
New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host, rather than from the pathogen itself, could offer effective treatment for a range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Fabrication advance: spray-on clear coatings for cheaper smart windows
A simple method for making clear coatings that can block heat and conduct electricity could radically cut the cost of energy-saving smart windows and heat-repelling glass.