Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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Energy and Electromaterial Research

Tour of Institute for Frontier Materials at Burwood
Energy and Electromaterials Research at IFM aims to develop new energy technologies through the creation of new electroactive materials.

Energy generation and energy storage are key issues facing society as we need to replace finite and polluting fossil fuels as an energy source.

The problems to be overcome mainly relate to safety, energy and cost. Current research into new materials seeks to enable new device chemistries - eg. metal-air or sodium based batteries, or to improve the performance, safety and durability of existing technologies such as lithium-ion batteries.

Our research focuses on developing a new generation of energy devices using novel nanostructures and electromaterials. It encompasses materials engineering, electrochemistry and surface science and the application of these technologies to the problems which occur at materials surfaces where electrochemical processes take place.

This area of research includes the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science based at Deakin University's Melbourne Burwood Campus.

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

5th May 2014