Developed both through the creation of new materials and the modification of existing ones, advanced materials are designed to deliver superior products across a range of industries.
The industries of tomorrow need materials that have high performance characteristics: materials that are stronger yet lighter; flexible and transparent, yet water and airtight.
They need materials that are longer lasting and capable of increasing energy efficiency and decreasing environmental impact, while still being cost effective to produce.
Bringing together researchers in fields ranging from science and engineering to biomedicine, design, textiles and social studies, we are working to develop advanced materials such as carbon fibre composites, ceramics and nanomaterials.
We will work with our external partners to discover, develop and deploy the advanced materials needed by the industries of tomorrow. The materials we create will benefit industry, society and the environment. They will lead to more sustainable ways of living; better ways of adapting to extreme conditions; smarter and more effective health care; and responsive, high-performance consumer products. They will help to solve global problems. - Professor Rachel Caruso
Internationally recognised areas of research excellence in:
- physical chemistry, macromolecular and materials chemistry
- aerospace, biomedical, electrical and electronic, and materials engineering
Additional research strengths in:
- materials characterisation and processing
- wearable technologies, high‑performance and protective clothing
- computational simulations and modelling
- industrial and creative design
Research facilities and centres, including:
- NanoMicro Research Facility
- Advanced Manufacturing Precinct
- RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
- Food Research and Innovation Centre
- Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry
- Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion
- Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre
- Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
- Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials
- Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors
Close relationships with:
- federal and state governments
- Industry Growth Centres and peak industry bodies
- Victoria’s Priority Industry Sectors
- major industries and research institutions and networks in Australia, Asia and Europe
Together we are shaping the future.
Our researchers are working with industry on solutions for real world problems.