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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Graphene coatings make steel corrosion-resistant

IFM researchers have grown graphene flakes directly onto stainless steel, improving the metal's resistance to corrosion.

Miracle fuel

IFM researchers are helping to make hydrogen extraction from water more feasible.

Not just a flight of fancy

IFM researchers get closer to shape-morphing aircraft wings.

Deakin showcases 3D sheet metal forming at Numisheet 2014

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

Master of his destiny

Deakin right fit for (auto)motivated Mohan Setty.

Our Research

The Fatigue group conducts both industry-based and fundamental research aimed at understanding the microstructural mechanisms that control fatigue failure. Fatigue failure is common amongst different structural materials and industries ranging from automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. As fatigue failure can lead to catastrophic consequences in structural applications, a robust understanding of fatigue behaviour of materials both in micro and macro level is essential to optimise the use of current materials and to design new materials.

Several examples of research projects led by the group are as follows:

  • Fracture mechanics of Ti foams for medical applications.
  • Cyclic deformation of advanced multiphase steels.
  • Low cycle fatigue of nanostructured metals.

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27th February 2015