Institute for Frontier Materials

The Institute for Frontier Materials is a vibrant, multi-cultural research institute, graduating more than 30 PhD students a year and training 80 post-docs at any given time. Our researchers work with industry to address material challenges in the energy, mining, environment, health, transport, textiles and manufacturing sectors.

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Research themes

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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Highlighted projects

2019 Annual Report

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