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Researchers at IFM have uncovered the reasons behind the variable conductivity of organic ionic plastic crystals.
Materials engineering researcher Anthony Somers has been awarded an Alfred Deakin Medal.
The world's leading electrolyte scientists have converged in Geelong for ISPE-14.
Cracking the cartilage riddle, Deakin scientists synthetically mimic the body's most complex lubrication system.
Dr Timothy Khoo
Strategy and Industry Engagement
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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.
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