Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion (CMIFF)

Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion (CMIFF)

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CMIFF brings together senior researchers in material technology, design and enterprise research within the School of Fashion & Textiles.

This group research, develop and apply design and materials innovation to address real world problems of health, wellbeing, protection, performance, sustainability and cultural experience.

Research areas

Protection for Defence, Firefighting and Sports including Nano Technology

Research in this area creates two-dimensional electronic devices, micro and nano devices for resistive switching, sensors for human health and food safety, and gas sensors and membranes for greenhouse emission study.

Sports and Human Performance Technologies

Research in this area develops new nano and micro dimensional materials, which are incorporated into sensors, actuators, energy harvesting systems and solar cells.

Sensors and Wearable Technologies

Research in this area develops systems for microbial analysis, and systems based on liquid metals with incorporated nano particles.

Feature Projects

Advanced materials and technologies focuses on the application of new technologies in performance textiles as well as finding enhancements for traditional technologies.

Research centre clusters

CMIFF operates through six connected clusters.

Meet our researchers

Professor Rajiv Padhye

Centre Director

Professor Robyn Healy

Dean, School of Fashion and Textiles

Dr Scott Mayson

Associate Dean, Research and Innovation

Meet the rest of our team

Interested in collaborating with us?

Get in touch:

Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion (CMIFF)

Key Contact: Professor Rajiv Padhye - Director

Address: School of Fashion & Textiles

Location: 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056 Australia

Emailrajiv.padhye@rmit.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 99259124

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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

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.