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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 Facilities

Light Metals group has exceptional capabilities in conducting research and is equipped with state of the art testing facilities. Our research laboratory is supported with technical expertise from IFM, and derives funding from Deakin University and Australian Research Council.

These research facilities are used for our research programs and provide services to our collaborators.

300 ton horizontal extrusion press

Melting facility

an image of the metal rolling mill

Metal forming facility

Thermo-electric property measurement

Mechanical testing facility

Advanced Characterization Facility

In-situ XRD

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

27th February 2015