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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
Research breakthrough means safer batteries
IFM researchers have successfully made solid state batteries which remove the risk of batteries catching fire or exploding.
Sodium ion batteries for future energy storage
IFM researchers are investigating an alternative technology to address cost and safety issues associated with the lithium-ion batteries used in everything from mobile phones to microgrids.
$15M project is good news for automotive manufacturers
The announcement of a $15m manufacturing research and development project, facilitated by the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), signals the future for the Australian automotive manufacturing industry.
2022 Annual Report
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