How do we use smarter technologies to improve lives?

At Deakin, we are dedicated to developing human-centered technologies that address real-world challenges while prioritising the wellbeing of our planet and society. We collaborate closely with partners, from businesses to governments, to ensure our research helps address the needs of our local and global communities.

Find out about our research and discover how we're building a future where technology works for people.

Greener batteries

Our researchers, in collaboration with technology company Calix, are powering towards producing cheaper and greener batteries here in Australia.

Monitoring advertising

Our world-first research tool monitors children's engagement with unhealthy ads, helping to understand their influence and create healthier advertising practices.

AI and mental health

Deakin researchers are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to create mental health treatments that offer faster, more personalised care.

See how we are designing smarter technologies

See how we are designing smarter technologies

At Deakin, we’re creating human-centred technologies that improve people’s lives, while playing a key role in Australia’s economic future.

Work with world-leading experts

Whether you want to find a research supervisor, learn more about our academics, search Deakin staff, or partner with us – tap into the unrivalled expertise and established networks of Deakin’s world-class researchers.

A globally connected research community

Our breadth of research brings together Deakin’s collective expertise, technologies and resources to help drive positive change. Across our institutes and centres you’ll have unique access to industry experts and collaborators in your field.

Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute

Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute

Led by researchers across engineering, science and medical fields, A²I² develops transformative artificial intelligence solutions for a range of industries, from defence and education to health and manufacturing. Our researchers are pioneers in machine learning, deep learning and pattern recognition, putting A²I² in a strong position to explore new frontiers in AI.

Robotics and Internet of Things Lab

Robotics and Internet of Things Lab

The Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) Lab is a purpose-built studio environment designed to support collaboration and innovation. Located at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, the RIoT lab is home to an array of robots, from Nao humanoid to m3pi rovers.

Smarter technology at our institutes and centres

Our experts work in strategic research centres to drive research innovation in key specialist areas. Our researchers are experts in their fields with access to the latest technology and purpose-built facilities.

Partner with us

With more than 500+ partnerships in 65 countries, working with Deakin means you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and a global network of experts and collaborators.

Meet our research staff

Our world-class research teams are led by true innovators and experts in their fields. Discover what drives our researchers and what they hope to accomplish going forward.

Professor Kon Mouzakis leads a team of researchers working at the intersection of technology and human interaction.

Professor Matthew Barnett is guiding world-leading materials research towards the circular economy

Alfred Deakin Professor Svetha Venkatesh is globally renowned for developing new technology that recognises patterns in big data and machine learning.

Alfred Deakin Professor Maria Forsyth is a world expert in advancing energy storage and novel corrosion mitigation technologies.

Explore our faculties and schools

Our researchers are working together to foster a collaborative research approach that unlocks new angles, solutions and ways of thinking. Learn more about the projects and world-class research being led by our faculties.

Contact us

We are committed to building resilient, vibrant and inclusive communities through innovative research. Find out how you can get involved for a brighter future.

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