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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Modelling gives insights for better molecule design

Researchers are using a combination of molecular simulation and experimental techniques as a way towards rational design of metallic nanoparticles.

High tech nanofibre deal for Deakin

A joint venture will provide a world-first short nanofibre manufacturing capability in Geelong.

Miracle fuel

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

Pure science

World's eye on unique water purification process.

Ground-breaker reaps another prize

The Smart Geelong Researcher of the Year Awards for 2013 recognise Weiwei Lei.

Nanotechnology and Energy Storage

The Nanotechnology Group, led by Professor Ying Chen, forms the Victorian node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials. The group focuses on two main areas: nanotechnology and energy storage. The group's aim is to develop novel nanomaterials and utilise nanotechnology to solve some of the current challenges in energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors), environmental protection and health and medical issues.

Our research interests include:

  • Boron nitride nanotubes from synthesis to application
  • Nanosheets of graphene, boron nitride (BN), and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2)
  • Li and Na ion batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Oil spill cleaning and water purification
  • Nanoparticles for 3D printing

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

27th February 2015