At the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), we aim to be the catalyst for the successful transformation to a circular economy.

We do this by focusing on the central issue –the re-design of materials to facilitate re-purposing, recycling and re-use, while harnessing the original material value as it evolves through multiple lives.

We are developing collaborative strategic partnerships with industry and government to lead the transition from a linear to a circular economy by transforming material design, with a focus on creating novel, renewable materials and by-products. This will reduce our dependence on the finite resources of mining and petroleum.