Enabling a sustainable world
Deakin leads one of the world’s most prestigious environmental and marine science research programs.
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Our world-class research teams are led by true innovators and experts in their fields.
Our ecologists are helping to protect Australia’s vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, rapid development and climate change.
Our marine researchers have developed the purpose-built research vessel “Yolla” which houses the most advanced sonar system in the world. The data it collects plays a key role in supporting fishery and conservation management of marine environments.
The global aquaculture industry is also being supported by our nutritionists. The team is investigating the effect of farmed fish diets on human nutrition. A crucial significance given the global shortage of appropriate fish food.
In the agricultural sphere, a team of experts is focusing on solving productivity problems. In consultation with farmers, scientists are developing sophisticated lab-on-a-chip technology to optimise livestock health.
Water management advice is also being provided to farmers and rural planners both here in Australia and overseas.
Through every project and program, our research is driving outcomes that provide solutions to global environmental and sustainability issues.
Institutes and strategic research centres
Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)
Recognised as one of Australia’s leading materials research organisations, IFM fosters innovation in materials design and performance.
Executing materials science and engineering, our research tackles challenges in areas such as medical diagnostics, biomaterials and nanotechnology.
Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology (CCB)
We seek to understand how molecules are made, how they can be utilised and how they work in complex biological systems.
Our research covers areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, human and animal health and the environment.
Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE)
CIE addresses the fundamental question: how does life react to change on both short and long term scales?
Through ecology, evolution and ecological physiology, we investigate the mechanisms of immediate and evolutionary response to environmental change.
We aim to provide innovative contributions to applied conservation and natural resource management.
Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF)
Advanced characterisation facility
One of Australia’s premier collections of advanced characterisation instruments for materials science and engineering.
Its capabilities include atomic force microscopy and nano-indentation, thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction and atom probe tomography.
Located at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus, the electromaterials facility boasts a range of research and testing capabilities.
Surface characterisation equipment, battery and coin cell fabrication, a synthetic laboratory and analytical instruments for chemical, physical and mechanical characterisation.
We work collaboratively with a number of academic institutes, government organisations, not-for-profit services and industry bodies.
It’s these partnerships that form the foundation of our broad network and research capabilities throughout Australia and overseas.
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