About Deakin

TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute of India)

Deakin's partnership with TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute of India) was formalised on 8 April, 2010 to establish the new BioNanotechnology Research Centre in New Delhi.

TERI is a research institute that addresses the immense and acute problems that mankind is likely to face on account of the gradual depletion of the earth's finite energy resources which are largely non-renewable and on account of the existing methods of their use which are polluting.

Researchers in Deakin University’s Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (ITRI) bring to the Centre excellence and expertise in the design and characterisation of novel nanomaterials while TERI researchers in the Biotechnology and Management of Bioresources Division (BMBD) bring a wealth of experience in biotech applications in pharmacology, food, agriculture and environmental areas.

It is envisaged that, within five years, the Centre will have approximately 70 researchers, including 50 PhD students enrolled at Deakin and co-supervised by Deakin and TERI staff.The Centre will be located at one of TERI’s facilities close to the Indira Gandhi International Airport allowing easy access for international visitors.

The Centre will be a hub for the Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI) launched last year. This involves up to a further 50 PhD students located in Indian industries or with other research partners again co-supervised by leading researchers in India and Australia.

Additional information

  • Nanotechnology involves the application and engineering of structures and materials of less than one ten thousandth of a mm (100 nm) to enhance performance and create new functionality across a wide range of sectors.
  • Biological systems include natural nanostructures at the sub-cellular level that, with innovative nanotech techniques, can be modified and used in new applications such as targeted drug delivery, water filtration, biosensors or bio-inspired coatings.
  • The new TERI-Deakin BioNanotechnology Research Centre will explore these and other applications in partnership with industries in both countries.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

14th March 2011