About us

The Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University is a leading materials science research institute.

Our researchers come from all over the world and from many different research areas, including engineering, chemistry, textile science and molecular modelling.

IFM metallurgy and materials researchers, working with researchers in artificial intelligence have created cutting-edge software that accelerates alloy design and optimises alloy processes, compared to traditional “trial and error” techniques.


To lead and inspire innovations in materials science and engineering that have a transformational benefit to society.


To create and translate knowledge at the frontier of materials science for globally raised standards of living by:

Through excellence in research quality, translation, training and research culture

Our team