Institute for Frontier Materials

The Institute for Frontier Materials links world-class materials science research with industry to address challenges in the energy, mining, defence, health, transport, textiles and manufacturing sectors. IFM is a trusted partner for 130 innovative organisations across the globe who want to access the best and brightest minds in material science and a suite of pilot-scale research facilities.

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Our Mission

Re-designing materials for a circular economy

We are creating novel ways to maximise value from waste while re-designing materials with extraordinary functionality for a waste-free tomorrow.

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Imparting materials with extraordinary functionality

We seek to impart materials with extraordinary functionality – materials to clean water, materials to safely power electric vehicles, materials to save energy, in short, materials that will transform society.

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2022 Annual Report

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