Observing malaria infections in real-time for better drug treatment
To find a better drug treatment for malaria, a team of researchers at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and our Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre are using plumbing techniques – but at the microscale – to better understand how infections occur.
Helping the world’s fastest internet go where it’s needed most
In 2020, our team broke the world record for the fastest internet speed on a single optical chip, capable of downloading 1,000 HD movies in a single second. Now we're trying to make the chip as accessible as possible.
Eavesdropping on the conversation between cancer cells to identify how they spread for more effective treatment
A team of biomedical experts and technologists is trying to find the clues behind why cancer cells spread to aid more personalised medicine.
On-board navigation reference systems to explore deeper space
By using the most precise measurement devices on Earth – that measure the movement of atoms – our team is miniaturising on-board reference systems for more precise navigation for autonomous vehicles and deep space exploration.
New supercomputing facility to create photonics solutions faster than ever
With the launch of a dedicated RMIT Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Supercomputing (RACE) Hub, RMIT researchers will be able to more easily process huge volumes of data in less time.
Creating a device for early detection of ovarian cancer
We're tackling the world’s most lethal gynaecological cancer, to diagnose the disease even before symptoms arise.
Keeping up with the world’s need for ever-faster internet
In collaboration with Lanzhou University in China, we created a commercially available chip capable of accurate and rapid data transfer to keep up with the world’s demand for faster internet bandwidth and speed.
Creating the world’s fastest internet on a single optical chip
COVID-19 placed immense pressure on the world’s data communications infrastructure as more people worked from home, demonstrating the need for faster internet speeds.
Detecting heart attacks before they happen with a tiny sensor
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death worldwide, with cardiovascular disease leading to more than 17.8 million deaths each year.
Creating autonomous drones to monitor the health of railway infrastructure
While accurate positioning is a critical function in industries such as transport, infrastructure and space, current technical solutions are still too expensive, large or energy hungry.
Ensuring a steady stream of photonics students in a $4.3 billion industry
We’re training next-gen photonics design students to keep up with the rate industry is requesting them.
Allowing an artificial brain to attach meaning to what it’s seeing – all in real time
Alongside an international team including Swinburne and Monash universities, we demonstrated the world’s fastest and most powerful ‘brain-like’ processor on a chip smaller than a five-cent piece.