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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.


Frontier materials development for light weighting

Australian Automotive Week is a unique joint venture between the Victorian Government and the automotive industry. This annual event is Australia's premier showcase for the automotive industry.

In 2014, FRONTIER MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR LIGHT WEIGHTING SEMINAR was held at Deakin University to showcase Victoria's R&D capabilities in lightweight materials including steel, carbon fibre and composites.

Professor Matthew Barnett's presentation, "LIGHT METALS IN CARS: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES" received praise and appreciation from international delegates and industry stakeholders.

For more information please visit Australian Automotive Week and view Professor Matthew Barnett's presentation (PDF-3558kb).

ARC Centre of Excellence Design in Light Metals - Final Annual Conference

An image of the final conference
The Centre's 8th and final Annual Conference was held at The University of Queensland, Brisbane from 5-6 December 2013. The conference was a retrospective look at the Centre's achievements over the last 8 years and a celebration of the research and the researchers. In all, 62 people were in attendance.

Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, and Mohan Setty represented IFM, Deakin University at the conference.

Centre's CIs Profs. Peter Hodgson, Xinhua Wu, and Chris Davies were congratulated for their successful application for Industrial Transformation Research Hub funding to the value of $4m over 5 years.

For more information, please download the Centre's final newsletter.

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

27th February 2015