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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.

Numerical modelling and design of materials for lightweight structures

This research is relevant to the automotive and aerospace sectors, as well as many manufacturing based sectors (such as white goods). Numerical modelling of materials can save costs as computer-aided-engineering techniques can conduct very fast virtual prototyping, decreasing design and physical testing times.

The group has projects that range from the fundamental (constitutive material modelling) through applied research (understanding tool wear), to more development work (lightweight body design).

Mission and objectives:

  • Excellence in modelling difficult material behaviour.
  • Solving challenging industrial problems.
  • Developing sustainable material and design solutions to structural design problems.

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

27th February 2015