Designing smarter technologies
Deakin is a world leader in carbon and short fibre, metals and steel research, electromaterials, corrosion, nanotechnology and composite materials. We’re home to some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in the Australian university sector.
Deakin’s Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) houses virtual reality, digital manufacturing and high voltage labs that allow researchers and students to work together on industry-based projects.
Deakin’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation is home to a unique Universal Motion Simulator – the first haptically-enabled robot-based motion simulator in the world.
In the field of energy, our researchers are making outstanding progress in developing more efficient energy storage systems.
A team is working with China’s Dongfang Turbine Company to create more efficient composite materials for wind turbines. Another group is exploring the use of graphene to extract hydrogen from water.
In analytics, an innovative data-mining initiative is currently being introduced across 10 hospital branches in India. This joint project involves using data to identify critical safety issues and improve efficiencies.
Be it robotics, pioneering research in big data or developing high tech aerospace-grade carbon fibre composites, our researchers are dedicating their know-how to solving 21st century problems through cutting-edge, smart technologies.Deakin partners with industry and business in new ways, offering world-class research, facilities and co-location opportunities. Our research has led to the successful launch of commercial products, innovations in health care and the development of new technologies. Our research strengths run across a range of industries including advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, circular economy, future food and materials.