Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

The Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM) is led by Mike Xie who is a Distinguished Professor of RMIT University and an internationally renowned expert in computational mechanics.

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Our CISM Mission

  • To conduct internationally leading research on techniques for creating innovative and efficient structures and materials.
  • To develop novel structural systems and advanced manufacturing techniques for a sustainable future.
  • To combine research excellence with industry engagement.

Members of the CISM have conducted pioneering work on the theoretical development and practical application of various structural optimisation techniques. These techniques have been used by thousands of engineers and architects around the world to design innovative buildings and bridges, and to create novel microstructures of materials and composites.

CISM researchers have been awarded a large number of major grants by the Australian Research Council, including the prestigious Laureate Fellowship, the Future Fellowship and several Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA). Financial support to the research team has also been provided by various companies such as Arup, Boeing and Aurecon.

Research at the CISM focuses on several core areas, including: 

Projects

The Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM) has conducted many significant projects in the area of structural optimisation research.
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Our publications

Selected publications from our researchers in the Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

CISM Leadership

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Distinguished Professor Mike Xie

Professor Mike Xie has been the founding Director of the Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM) since 2012.  

He is an Australian Laureate Fellow (2020-2024) and an RMIT Distinguished Professor (since 2016).

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Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Key Contact:  Distinguished Professor Mike Xie – Director

Address:  Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

RMIT University, PO Box 71, Bundoora  VIC  3083, Australia

Location:  Bundoora East Campus, Building 251, Level 2.

Email:  mike.xie@rmit.edu.au

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