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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.


An image of a scientisit working with steel
Steel research at the Institute for Frontier Materials focuses on developing greener processes and products for a more sustainable and socially responsible steel industry.

Key research activities include:

  • Application of advanced high strength steel for light weighting in the automotive industry
  • Development of strip casting technologies
  • Application of advanced characterisation techniques to understand strengthening of steels
  • Fundamental understanding of phase transformation in steel
  • Development of a thermo-mechanical processing approach to refine microstructure
  • Novel nano-scale characterisation approach to understand the structure-property relationship in high-strength steels.

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27th February 2015