RMIT has joined with Tianjin University (TJU) to launch a virtual research centre for Advanced Automotive Technologies, Design Innovation and 3D Printing.
The centre, which is due to open later this year, is part of a unique partnership that will harness the world-class expertise and facilities at both universities to perform innovative, industry-focused collaborative research.
TJU is internationally recognised as an expert in this area of research, and will provide great links for RMIT into industry in China, including automotive and advanced manufacturing.
The collaboration will also enable RMIT researchers to work with both Chinese universities and industry.
The five-year agreement was signed by Martin Bean CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University, and Professor Zhong Denghua, President, TJU.
RMIT and TJU have a long history of collaborative activity, and this new partnership is the next-generational step in advancing this relationship.
Professor Adrian Mouritz, Executive Dean of the School of Engineering, where the research centre originates, said the agreement “encourages collaborative world class research which allows us to do work that otherwise we couldn't do.”
The RMIT research will be conducted out of the Bundoora Engineering Laboratories and the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct.
The centre will focus on two key areas of research: Advanced Automotive Technologies and Additive Manufacturing.
Story: Ally Forward