Collaborative research centres

At Deakin University, our researchers work across disciplines and in partnership with other universities, industry, health, government and other bodies in Australia, India and around the world to draw together multidisciplinary, multi-sector perspectives – positioning us to achieve innovative, translational world-class research.

TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre (TDNBC)

The TDNBC was established in 2011 by the Biotechnology and Bioresources Division of India’s The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with Deakin. The Centre’s mandate is to develop innovative nanobiotechnology-based solutions to address current challenges in the field of agriculture and environment.

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Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub)

The Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) is a unique, world-class research and innovation centre, focused on advanced battery prototyping and the commercialisation of energy storage technologies. It involves collaboration between Deakin University research in energy materials, through Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). BatTRI-Hub’s expertise in key energy technologies and advanced polymer materials creates the ideal platform for optimal design and operational flexibility.

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Australian Centre for Infrastructure Durability (ACID)

The Australian Centre for Infrastructure Durability (ACID) provides an integrated, national platform for industry across the key sectors of oil and gas, mining, transport and structures, defence and aerospace, and water and desalination, to connect with leading researchers. ACID seeks to harness the resources and expertise of key universities to address the critical needs of these industries and promote industry growth.

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Mine Alloy

The centre aims to make Australian manufacturers dominant in the multi-billion dollar mining equipment sector by training innovators to design the world’s best highly-customised long-life, wear-resistant components. MineAlloy’s research involves rapid development of customised alloys that excel in severe mining conditions, using three-dimensional printing, novel characterisation and a networked training environment. These innovations will enable much-needed efficiencies in the industry.

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The Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID)

The Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID) 'One Health' approach delivers innovative research outcomes, providing practical solutions to the risks posed by emerging infectious diseases to our region, nationally and internationally. GCEID combines specialised research facilities and highly skilled staff to combat infectious diseases through a collaborative, multidisciplinary partnership between Deakin University, Barwon Health and CSIRO – Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL).

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Blue Carbon Lab

The Blue Carbon Lab is an Australian research group based at Deakin University that specialises in devising ways to maximise blue carbon gains and minimise blue carbon loss.

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Food & Mood

The Food and Mood Centre is a collaborative research centre led by Deakin University in Australia. We are a multi-disciplinary team studying the ways in which what we eat influences our brain, mood, and mental health. This centre is unique. It is the only centre specifically focusing on Nutritional Psychiatry research. The centre performs cutting-edge research to identify new and effective approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental and brain disorders. We hope that the information on this website will help your understanding of the topic and help you to make positive improvements to your own nutrition and mental health.

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ARC Future Fibres Hub

The ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres is an Australian Research Council (ARC)-supported initiative, which strives to accelerate the transformation of the Australian manufacturing industry. It focusses on developing novel fibre technologies to facilitate more sustainable, advanced manufacturing of fibre materials and products that will address significant global issues, including reducing our environmental footprint and improving public health and wellbeing.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES)

ACES was established to turn Australia’s knowledge of materials into the next generation of ‘smart devices,’ for the benefit of the community. It is funded by the Federal Government, through the Australian Research Council (2014). ACES thinks of smart devices as products that use the advanced materials made in its laboratories, to create new health and energy solutions and improve people’s lives. Led by the University of Wollongong, ACES incorporates six Australian collaborators and five international partner organisations, all known for their expertise in materials and device fabrication.

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The Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC)

Formed in 2013, AFFRIC is a collaboration between Deakin University and CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering. The $103 million initiative is supported by the Australian and Victorian governments. It increases the research capacity of CSIRO and Deakin to service the fibre, textile, composite, automotive and aerospace industries. AFFRIC also assists in the translation of research into end-user applications.

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