Researchers at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials have found a way to overcome the flammability of lithium-ion batteries. Replacing the volatile liquid electrolyte with a solid polymer material would enable items powered by such batteries, including mobile phones, computers, and vehicles, to no longer be a fire risk. Researchers Fangfang Chen and Xiaoen Wang … Continue reading Researchers develop non-flammable lithium ion batteries
A program to find applications for a new type of battery material has received $3 million in funding from the federal government’s Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) program. The project aims to find and test a new type of material for high performance batteries. Currently, these types of batteries require costly and difficult to source … Continue reading High-performance batteries to be made from new materials
Deakin University textile and fibre scientists have discovered how to turn plant waste into biodegradable material that could replace environmentally-damaging plastics. Head researcher, Dr Maryam Naebe and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) team, have developed bioplastics from repurposed cotton gin trash. The seeds, stems, short fibres, and other waste products left behind from the … Continue reading Scientists turn plant waste into biodegradable plastic
Scientists from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) has partnered with researchers from Northern Ireland and Japan to pioneer a highly thermal conductive and chemically stable material to help combat overheating issues in mobile devices. Dr Luhua Li, IFM researcher, and Dr Qiran Cai, Alfred Deakin postdoctoral research fellow, says heat management has become more … Continue reading Deakin University breakthrough tackles overheating phones
Jennifer Conley has been named new chief executive officer (CEO) of Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong (AFCG). With support from Deakin University, the Geelong Manufacturing Council, and engineering firm Austeng, AFCG is an initiative made up of Geelong companies with the goal of establishing the region as a global centre of advanced fibre and composites innovation. … Continue reading Deakin University appoints new Fibre Cluster CEO
Deakin University is investing close to $33 million into its new Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2), pushing the boundaries of what is possible between human interactions and artificial intelligence (AI). Deakin vice chancellor Jane den Hollander joined Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula, on April 12 to launch the Institute at the … Continue reading Deakin University aims to push artificial intelligence boundaries
Deakin and motion simulation company Universal Motion Simulator (UMS) have welcomed the Australian government’s contract to procure the University-developed Reconfigurable Driver Simulator. UMS chief executive officer Cameron Selkrig and UMS director Kerrie Parker joined Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson and Australian Defence Force director general of Combined Arms Fighting Systems Brigadier Greg McGlone to sign … Continue reading Deakin University research leads to Defence driver simulator purchase
Lockheed Martin Australia and Deakin University’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research (IISRI) have signed a 12-month research partnership to further develop Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS Exoskeleton. The FORTIS is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton designed by Lockheed Martin that makes tools weighing up to 36 pounds (16.3 kilograms) feel weightless – reducing user fatigue and improving worker safety. Using … Continue reading Lockheed Martin partners with Deakin University to further develop industrial exoskeleton
Denim jeans could be transformed into artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction thanks to advanced textile recycling methods pioneered by researchers at Deakin University. Deakin scientists Dr Nolene Byrne and PhD candidate Beini Zeng have discovered how to dissolve denim and manipulate the remains into an aerogel – a low density material with a range of … Continue reading Deakin researchers discover how to transform jeans into knee joints
The Federal government has announced $7.5 million in funding for two new research hubs that will focus on different aspects of advancing Australia’s energy storage sector. Deakin University will receive $4.4 million to set up an Australian Research Council Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies – which will ensure the next generation of energy … Continue reading Federal government supports two new energy storage research hubs
The ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS) was launched this week at RMIT University by Senator James Paterson. ATLAS is led by RMIT University in close partnership with Deakin University and the Australian National University, lead partner the Ford Motor Company, CSIRO and 11 additional local and international partner organisations including those from … Continue reading ATLAS launched at RMIT, automotive industry to get boost
Scientists have produced Australia’s first entirely home-grown carbon fibre, paving the way for Australian manufacturers to mass-produce the next generation of materials. Australia’s first carbon fibre has been produced using polyacrylonitrile fibre, spun on the joint wet spinning line owned by CSIRO and Deakin University, before being carbonised at Deakin’s Carbon Nexus facility. “Cracking the carbon code will allow industry … Continue reading Carbon fibre breakthrough for Australian manufacturing
Deakin University is set to lose $16 million in funding over the next two years as part of reforms to the education system, and officials say the move could hurt future manufacturing initiatives.
The Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) at Deakin University will transform Australia’s manufacturing and fibre related industries and the economy of the Geelong region.
Monash University and the CSIRO will today sign a strategic relationship to bring about an innovation precinct.