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RMIT University

http://www.rmit.edu.au/departments/rd/
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RMIT University's research and development concentrates on two related areas of activity - managing and fostering research and encouraging innovation and its practical application, particularly to the benefit of the Australian community.

The University's research is involved with industry and community concerns and its main focus is on research programs which have real-world outcomes. In addition, it seeks to expand its capabilities through the use of multi-disciplinary approaches to problem-solving and the building of strong relationships with industry, government, commerce and the wider community.

The Department of Applied Chemistry has technical expertise and facilities in polymer and materials science and analytical chemistry. Research is conducted using vibrational spectroscopy for materials analysis of solids, liquids, coatings, laminated samples, or surface mapping. The Materials Research Group has programs in polymers, catalysis, coal research, surface chemistry; ceramics and composite materials; nanotechnology and micro-technology; and building and fabrication materials.

The Department of Applied Physics conducts scanning electron microscope research in ceramics/oxides; diffraction; formation and structure of small GSR particles; structure of nano-particles in mixed oxides with reference to ceramics and superconductors, and secondary electron emission; mechanisms for SEE and related modelling. Surface physics facilities and research includes UHV thin film deposition with irradiation and AES analysis, Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy, contact resistance/temperature variation measurement system, Struers RotoPol-21 and RotoForce-4 sample polishing equipment; X-ray diffraction texture analysis system; Scanning Auger Nanoprobe.

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor
Research & Development
RMIT University

 

Faculty of Applied Science
Department of Applied Chemistry
http://www.rmit.edu.au/departments/cm/research/index.html
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Vibrational spectroscopy facility
Chief Researchers: Bhargava Prof S, Antolasic Dr F
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ADVANCED MATERIALS ANALYSIS
Research Field Classification: 291499 Materials Engineering nec


Molecular modelling of polyolefins and their blends
Chief Researcher: Freischmitt H
Supervisor: Shanks Prof R
Descriptor: CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


The effect of dye structure variations on the dye's reactivity with wool
Chief Researcher: Knox E
Supervisor: Amiet Dr G
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 290306 Textile Technology


Structure and solubility of photographic couplers
Chief Researcher: Li N
Supervisor: Shanks Prof R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PROPERTIES
Research Field Classification: 291499 Materials Engineering ne


Block and graft co-polymer morphology
Chief Researcher: Jolliffe C
Supervisor: Shanks Prof R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Volatile organic emissions from building materials
Chief Researcher: Brown S
Supervisor: Cullis A/Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Fields Classification: 291402 Composite Materials
291499 Materials Engineering nec


The relationship between molecular structure and rate of adsorption on activated carbon
Chief Researcher: Rincombe S
Supervisor: Cullis A/Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 291499 Materials Engineering nec

 

Department of Applied Physics
http://www.ph.rmit.edu.au/research/index.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Development and use of a digital image profilometer to measure 'washboarding' of corrugated cardboard
Chief Researcher: Wendler S
Supervisor: Reich Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: IMAGE PROCESSING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Influence of alloy composition costing and thermodynamic processing variables on aluminium ion sheet alloys
Chief Researcher: Biddle G
Supervisor: Paterson A/Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MATERIALS: ALLOYS
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


The effect of titanium diboride grain refining on the properties of 5182 alloy
Chief Researcher: Alexander G
Supervisor: Paterson A/Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Molecular simulation of polymer rheology
Chief Researcher: Matin M
Supervisor: Davis Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Synthesis and reactivity of homo- and hetero-nuclear bimetallic transition metal complexes
Chief Researcher: Mohr F
Supervisor: Bhargava Prof S
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials

 

The Advanced Engineering Centre for Manufacturing
http://www.aecm.unimelb.edu.au
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]
The Centre is a joint venture between RMIT University and The University of Melbourne (see The University of Melbourne).

 


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