Study a PhD at Deakin
PhD student Xin Li extended his interest in sustainable building materials when he joined supervisor Dr Mahmud Ashraf at Deakin. In partnership with industry, Xin’s PhD looks at innovative and environmentally sustainable cross-laminated timber.
Deakin Digital Design and Engineering Centre (3DEC)
3DEC was established to respond to the technology-centred industrial revolution by combining design and engineering innovation, with cutting-edge digital fabrication and sensor technology expertise. Our collaboration is based on integrating multi-disciplinary ingenuity, people-centred solutions and improving social, economic and environmental outcomes through digital technology innovations.
The Energy Research Theme represents a wide range of research activities in electrical, power, renewable and thermal energy research. Our team is involved in improving the ways we generate, transmit, use, mitigate and store energy with an aim to solve the key challenges that governments, industry and society faces.
The School of Engineering has several world-class research facilities supporting our research in this area including our high voltage, renewable energy and power engineering laboratories. We also have state-of-the-art modelling and simulation capability for thermal energy systems and use of our Microgrid research platform.
Centre for Smart Power and Energy Research (CSPER)
The centre’s research focus is on three main areas including future power grids, renewable energy and energy storage, and cyber-physical energy systems. Sustainable generation of energy, integration of renewable energy sources and development of new energy management systems are becoming essential to the future of power, and our research aims to deliver solutions for our communities.
Flow, Aerosols and Thermal Energy (FATE) Research Group
The FATE Group brings together an energetic and driven team of researchers with expertise in a broad range of science and engineering fields. Our research focus is in three areas including thermal energy, environmental emissions, and biomedical and bio-fluids
Infrastructure and Environment
The Infrastructure and Environment Research Theme consists of multidisciplinary research groups that provides sustainable solutions in the areas of built and natural environment. We aim to develop technologies to address challenges in of construction, water resource, climate change and environment.
Systems and Control
The Systems and Control Research Theme focuses on solving fundamental and applied research problems across a wide range of societal needs. Our research team combines expertise in:
- control systems theory
- complex interconnected systems
- robotics – land, aerial and underwater
- power systems, including renewable multi-microgrids
- biomedical systems and devices
- Industry 4.0.