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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Modelling gives insights for better molecule design

Researchers are using a combination of molecular simulation and experimental techniques as a way towards rational design of metallic nanoparticles.

Computer modelling to help households save energy

National Computational Infrastructure features the work of Professor Tiffany Walsh and her team.

Bio-nano research proves a winner

Two researchers in IFM's Bio/Nanomaterials group have been recognised by their peers for their research and communication skills.

Deakin showcases 3D sheet metal forming at Numisheet 2014

Deakin's Professor Jeong Whan Yoon chaired the organising committee for Numisheet 2014.

Our Research

We are experienced at taking on challenging simulation problems from industry and also make substantial contributions to fundamental blue-skies research. Key research areas are:

  • Structure-property relationships of interfaces between biological matter for applications in a wide range of areas, from medical diagnostics to strategies for generating meta-materials, medical implant technologies and fundamental research on biomineralisation.
  • Prediction of formulation / property and structure / property relationships associated with high-performance carbon-fibre composite materials.
  • Development of strategies to predict structures, properties (eg mechanical or catalytic) and behaviours of challenging protein systems of great interest to personal care and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Methodological and force-field development in the field of molecular simulation in general.

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

27th February 2015