Engineering Materials Institute
To conduct world-class research in the design, synthesis and characterization of advanced materials for engineering applications.
Maintain a special interest in ferrous metallurgy.
The Engineering Materials Institute (EMI) incorporates the BlueScope Steel Metallurgy Centre (BSMC) which co-ordinates research of specific relevance to the steel industry. EMI research fits within two ARC priority areas (environmentally sustainable Australia and frontier technologies), since the production of engineering materials and their use are relevant to a very wide spectrum of industries and activities: energy generation, transportation, manufacturing, mining and so on. Materials innovations are often a central part of new product development and current EMI research is involved in the development of advanced materials for automotive, building/ construction, pipelines and even biomedical applications. Similarly, innovations in materials processing can have a major impact on the economic viability and environmental sustainability of key industries, such as steel production.
EMI has a wide network of collaborating universities and industry partners, both in Australia and overseas. The list includes, but not limited to:
BlueScope Steel, CSIRO, BHP Billiton, DSTO, Sydney University, Monash University, ANSTO, UNSW, Swinburne University, Deakin University, University of Delft, Netherlands; Los Alomos National Laboratory, USA; OakRidge National Laboratory, USA; McGill University, Canada; Institute of Metal Physics, National Academy of Science, Ukraine; Beining University of Science and Technology, China; Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Nanjing Univesity, China; Baosteel, China; POSCO, Korea.