ARC Discovery awards

Congratulations to IFM researchers who were successful in the ARC Discovery program announcements yesterday. […]

Congratulations to Prof Maria Forsyth and team who have been successful in their bid for an ARC Industrial Training Centre. The new ARC Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies has received a grant of $4.3 million from the ARC […]

Congratulations to IFM researchers Dr Shayan Seyedin and Faezeh Makhlooghiazad who have both been awarded Endeavour Research Fellowships for 2018. […]

A paper by Prof Maria Forsyth features in a new virtual issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C/Letters, to celebrate the 150th birthday of Marie Curie. This issue honors Curie herself and the countless other women who have been contributing to JPC for more than 115 years. […]

After 20 years of research into electromaterials and related fields, a collaboration between Deakin University and CSIRO has established BatTRI-Hub, the Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub that will scale up the ‘beyond lithium ion’ technologies currently being developed in our labs […]

In a first for Australia, researchers at IFM have joined with AusNet Services to create a powerful 1 MW/1MWh lithium battery energy storage capability that has been incorporated into the mains grid beginning a two year trial.[…]

Wearable technologies to generate energy by harvesting waste heat are a step closer to reality following the demonstration of a flexible thermoelectrochemical cell made from a cellulose-based electrolyte[…]

The 11th International Electromaterials Science Symposium was held from 10-12 FEB as part of the annual proceedings of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). ACES is made up of six (6) Australian collaborating institutions as well as international partners. The symposium was bolstered by a mentoring/professional development workshop for postgraduate students and early career researchers[…]

IFM researchers keynote in Cancun

IFM researchers Prof Maria Forsyth, Prof Patrick Howlett and Dr Nolene Byrne all gave keynote addresses at the Americas International Meeting on Electrochemistry and Solid State Science in Cancun, Mexico recently. […]

Welcome to the 13th Annual International Electromaterials Science Symposium

The symposium presents an opportunity to review the most recent advances in materials science, new electrochemical applications and fundamental understanding in this important field of Electromaterials […]

ASIL conference success

The 8th Australasian Symposium on Ionic Liquids (ASIL 8) was held from 21-23 May 2018 at Deakin Downtown. The conference was chaired by IFM’s Dr. Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Dr. Anthony Somers and Dr. Nolene Byrne, together with Dr. Mega Kar […]

A Deakin and Monash University scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia’s prehistoric ecosystem, and could potentially pave the way to recovering preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals. […]

Congratulations to A/Prof Patrick Howlett, Dr Shawn Wang and Dr Wren Greene who were successful in their application to the Army Research Office. They have received a grant of US$344k over three years for a project on Design of high ion conductivity in polymer/OIPC composite. […]

You may have read headlines over the years shouting about batteries that can make your mobile phone last for weeks and charge in seconds. Battery breakthroughs — they’re coming, we’re told.[…]

Dr Haijin Zhu arrived in San Sebastian recently to take up his Endeavour Fellowship working with Prof. David Mecerreyes at The University of Basque Country. Prof Mecerreyes is known for his pioneering work in designing and synthesizing innovative polymer materials for energy and environmental applications.[read more]

The Electromaterials & Corrosion Science Group has helped to unveil the latest innovations coming out of Deakin University at the Australian International Airshow 2017. Innovations from the Faculty of Science, Institute for Frontier Materials, Engineering and Built Environment and BatTRI-Hub (to name a few) were on show to demonstrate the University’s expertise in aerospace and related fields[…]

The Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) has had its website go live. This Hub is the culmination of years of collaborative research between the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University and CSIRO and is based in Deakin’s Waurn Ponds Campus[…]