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IFM researchers Prof. Peter Hodgson and A/Prof. Matthew Barnett are chief investigators in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals. Their teams are designing new magnesium and titanium alloys while optimizing the thermomechanical processing of existing grades. This work is embedded in the IFM metals research program.
Deakin's role within ACES involves the study of active metal electrodes for battery devices, particularly for metal-air batteries as well as the development of advanced surface characterisation techniques of relevance to electromaterials science.
Researcher Prof. Ying Chen is the head of Deakin's node in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials. His team is developing new large scale manufacturing techniques and designing new nanomaterial solutions. The research forms part of the IFM nanotechnology program.
Researchers in IFM and CISR are working towards sustainable manufacturing in the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
Researchers in IFM and CISR are members of the CAST Cooperative Research Centre. These teams are developing solutions for improved metals processing and control. The research involves a combination of metallurgy and intelligent systems. Members of CAST can be found in the School of Engineering, the CMFI metals group and the CISR control team.
IFM researchers are working with the Auto Cooperative research Centre. These researchers are developing smarter, safer, cleaner cars. The work includes computer modelling and design as well as new materials development.
IFM staff are leading the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation work in evaluating a simple, cost-effective way to measure and guarantee next-to-skin comfort for knitted wool garments using the new Wool Comfort Meter.