Our research projects
Given the scale of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for reliable, scalable testing, and the likelihood of reagent shortages, especially in resource-poor settings, we’re developing a paper strip readout technology for COVID testing and result interpretation that doesn’t require sophisticated reagents and costly infrastructure. . This technology has been designed to work with assays recognised by the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). We anticipate that researchers in low resource or point-of-need settings could leverage our research findings to develop their cost-effective COVID assays, within whatever regulatory framework exists for them.
The Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF)
The Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) delivers innovative research solutions to regional and rural communities by collaborating with industry, government, community and not-for-profit sectors. We also contribute to the design of smarter technologies to enhance regional and rural productivity.
The Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)
The Institute for Frontier Materials is a vibrant, multi-cultural research institute addressing material challenges in the energy, mining, environment, health, transport and manufacturing sectors.
Deakin's School of Engineering
Deakin's School of Engineering is a leader in engineering-focused research and committed to generating fundamental knowledge creation.
Live+Smart Lab at Deakin University
From dynamic systems modelling, pattern identification and dynamic scenario modelling to emergency response planning, biophilic designed home-work spaces and post COVID-19 liveability, the Live+Smart Lab is working across disciplines, connecting with industry partners and communities to develop tools and solutions at the intersection of humanity and technology
The Institute for Health Transformation
The Institute for Health Transformation creates transformational change in the design and delivery of care across the broad spectrum of health, disability, ageing and end of life care.
If you’d like to speak to a researcher about any of our research, please get in touch.