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.
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.
Global reputation grows with major rankings progress
RMIT has moved up 51 places in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, strengthening its reputation as a leading global university.
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.
Insect wings inspire new ways to fight superbugs
Scientists have revealed how nanomaterials inspired by insect wings are able to destroy bacteria on contact.
Growing esteem in world academic rankings
RMIT has continued to rise as a global leader, with further advances in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
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.