Advanced materials, manufacturing and fabrication are driving the next wave of innovation and research translation in Australia through the transformation of specialised materials into high-performance products and solutions.
Our priority is to work across the innovation ecosystem, from designing novel materials, system digitisation, all the way through to their implementation into prototypes and products. Increased and accelerated impact generation can be enabled by digitisation of processes across the value-chain such as Industry 4.0 to address complex challenges. Integration of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence paradigms into these approaches is a key opportunity.
Advanced materials are diverse in form and function – key areas of interest include Nanomaterials, Quantum materials, Metamaterials, Functional and Stimuli-responsive materials. Incorporation of these materials and systems into processes, devices and other real-world solutions will continue to support innovation.
The capability of the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Fabrication Enabling Capability Platform is ideally placed to contribute to the sovereign needs outlined in the National Manufacturing Priorities and The Action Plan for Critical Technologies. We seek to address inter-disciplinary challenges across sectors and provide innovation that spans disciplines.
Professor Xavier Mulet, Director, RMIT Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Fabrication ECP
“Our ability to collaborate across the ECPs will enable us to deliver impact for our partners from advances in materials, manufacturing and fabrication innovation.”
Along with harnessing existing research networks and projects to respond to COVID-19, RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) launched five cross-platform initiatives in June 2020 to address various key areas for post COVID-19 recovery.
The Enabling Capability Platforms initiated Concept Papers aimed at supporting the development of ideas for major interdisciplinary projects to address significant challenges requiring a truly interdisciplinary team to make substantial progress.
Dr Serene Ho’s Concept Paper titled ‘Thinking About Treaty Spatially’ is now available to view. The paper explores spatial implications of treaty for land and geospatial professionals for building a shared future.
RMIT will add value through:
We will enable innovation by:
We will add to and improve sensing devices available on the Internet of Things.
We will focus on:
Advanced materials, manufacturing and fabrication have real potential to be applied across multiple key innovation areas including:
RMIT’s insight series aims to provide deep and accurate information on social and scientific challenges facing Australia in 2020. We will be focussing on issues when the application of science and technology can make a profound different on how we live our lives or undertake our business.
The insight series is produced by RMIT's Enabling Capability Program and will consist of up to 6 papers that will be launched progressively in 2020.
If you're not sure how you can best work with us, our team can explain what's possible and put you in touch with the right person.
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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
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.