Our Facilities

The Institute for Frontier Materials has a wide range of highly specialised, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that are designed to advance world class research.

We have the ability to perform research at the atomic and molecular scale, while also offering unique scale up capabilities to perform pilot studies with the added benefit of access to ManuFutures (Deakin’s Innovation hub) that fuses Deakin’s innovative and industry focused research strategies with industry capabilities.

Manufutures offers a collaborative space that is also supported by project management support, business and commercial development, financial planning and assistance with raising capital for future expansion.

Our Researchers

IFM’s team of more than 150 research staff comprise  professors, research academics and research engineers. As well, we have more than 150 PhD students

We focus on stimulating and facilitating collaboration with industry as well as other research institutions to deliver innovative solutions that are focused on, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Advanced alloys
  • Micro/nano-materials
  • Electromaterials
  • Fibres and textiles
  • Carbon fibres and composites
  • Infrastructure materials