Sustainable systems

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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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 created by Louisa Bloomer