Developing technologies to transform existing and develop new highly efficient, renewable and safe devices

Researchers within the Future Industries Institute aim to address the rising demand for new and novel energy systems by developing a range of materials and manufacturing processes that allow them to be engineered for domestic, commercial and portable use.  Complementary to this is research effort regarding the life cycle of a product, from raw materials to a product to its eventual recycling/disposal/reuse.  We do this from a fundamental research perspective and in partnership with industry for commercialisation. 

Research areas include:

  • Refrigeration systems
  • Environmental, social and governance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Contamination impacts on ecology and humans

Research capabilities include:

  • Mineralogy and metallurgy
  • Phase change materials
  • Optical and electronic materials
  • Photothermal materials and systems
  • Betavoltaics
  • Materials for hydrogen
  • End of life considerations
  • Life cycle analysis

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