RMIT’s Research Institutes are making a Global impact in research.
Research Institutes bring together multidisciplinary teams of academics to undertake high-impact industry-focussed research to solve complex research questions of national and global significance.
RMIT’s four Research Institutes are the flagships of RMIT’s research culture and burgeoning research reputation. They are creating pathways for leading academics to connect across disciplines and build areas of critical mass in key areas of focussed research.
The Institutes have strong public profiles, continue to grow their linkages with industry and the community and influence policy at all levels in Australia and overseas. Supported by outstanding leadership teams and with access to advanced research infrastructure, they provide the environment for RMIT’s brightest research minds to challenge their thinking.
The Institute develops and funds a new transdisciplinary approach to design research in a terrain at the intersection of education, research and industry.
The Institute brings together key researchers working to understand the complexity of globalising urban settings from provincial centres to mega-cities.
The Institute seeks to better connect the diverse communities around health enterprise to address the changing needs of biomedical research and society.
The Institute leads research in the areas of smart materials and systems, linking new discoveries and emerging technologies to applications.
- Top applied research medal for RMIT professor 07/03/2014The Royal Australian Chemical Institute has recognised Professor Suresh Bhargava for his contributions in the field of applied sciences.
- Liquid metal pump a breakthrough for micro-fluidics 03/03/2014Researchers have developed the world's first liquid metal enabled pump, a revolutionary new micro-scale device with no mechanical parts.
- Researchers to study physics of life with light 25/02/2014RMIT University is a core collaborator in the Australian Research Council's new $38 million Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.
- Venom to drugs: translating toxins into drugs to treat chronic pain 25/03/2014In this seminar, Prof Glenn F King will talk about how certain venoms containing disulfide-rich peptides can be more effective than morphine at relieving pain in rodent pain models.
- Three Research Seminars presented by visiting Professors from Osaka University 12/03/2014Three PTRI Research Seminars will be conducted by visiting professors from Osaka University, discussing varied topics.
- Recent progress on inorganic functional materials and devices 07/03/2014This seminar will introduce a new type of bismuth layer-structured ferroelectrics (BLSFs), which make it a suitable candidate for applications in high temperature piezoelectrics and non-volatile FeRAM