Research in the STEM College

Research in the College is carried out across the four Schools of Engineering, Health and Biomedical Sciences, Science and Computing Technologies.

Our research addresses issues of global importance, and concerns at local, national and international levels. Highly experienced researchers adopt a collaborative approach to identify innovative, timely and ground-breaking solutions that benefit society.

With globally recognised researchers supported by state-of the-art facilities, the College offers exceptional opportunities for postgraduate, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff.

Computing technology

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Our IT researchers make a strong contribution to the fast-developing knowledge of information and computing technology.

With internationally recognised outcomes in both applied and theoretical research, the College is making a strong contribution to the fast-developing knowledge of computing technology.

We have increased our research capability through the recruitment of world-class researchers and the creation of significant collaborative partnerships.

Our researchers contribute to solutions in a range of industries including medical, education, nanotechnology, automotive, mobile and smart devices.

Current research areas include:

  • Algorithms for massive data sets
  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics
  • Data mining and data management
  • Distributed systems
  • Network systems
  • Machine learning, optimisation
  • Information and signal processing
  • Intelligent agents
  • Microelectronics
  • Search engines
  • Data security

Advanced manufacturing and design

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RMIT is leading the next generation of manufacturing through industry-focused research.

Advanced manufacturing technologies are key enablers in modern manufacturing and play a significant role in increasing the efficiency, competitiveness and profitability of the industry.

Our researchers and partners adopt a collaborative approach to undertake applied industry focused research.

RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct supports our research through the provision of leading-edge equipment and technologies.

The powerful combination of in-house expertise and ready access to leading edge equipment allow our researchers and designers to lead the next generation of manufacturing and deliver innovative solutions across a number of sectors including automotive, aerospace, machinery, tooling, medical, instrumentation and high-performance textiles.

Current research areas include:

  • computer integrated manufacturing including automation, systems integration, computer numerically controlled manufacturing
  • custom to commercialisation
  • design to production
  • early prototyping to production
  • niche manufacturing capability
  • product and material testing

Health innovation and translational medicine

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RMIT's health researchers are active contributors to the discovery of global health solutions.

 

Our research programs in health innovation and translational medicine take a holistic approach to solving global health issues and expanding universal knowledge about the human body.

A multidisciplinary approach and collaboration with researchers from world renowned health organisations bring together expertise from a diverse range of disciplines including health, medical and pharmaceutical sciences, food and nutritional sciences, pharmacology, advanced manufacturing, nanotechnology and bio-engineering.

Through basic research, clinical trials, laboratory experimentation and collaboration, RMIT researchers have made a measurable impact on proactive healthy behaviours and clinical health.

Current research areas include:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Traditional and herbal medicines
  • Exercise and sports sciences
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Pharmaceutical science
  • Psychology

Nano materials and devices

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RMIT has contributed to the world-wide advances made in the exciting and progressive area of nanotechnology research.

The potential of nanotechnology has tantalised researchers across the world since the concept first emerged in the 1950s.

Supported by a strong collaborative research environment and state of the art equipment, our nanotech researchers work across multiple disciplines to unlock this potential.

A true multiple disciplinary approach sees nanotechnology contributing to all of RMIT’s five key areas of research focus with investigations being conducted in areas including:

  • Electronics, photonics and sensors
  • Medical, health, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Energy, the environment and air and water purification

Sustainable systems

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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

Multi-partner collaborations

Key people

Contributing schools

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Research Impact

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.