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New advanced materials training centre to deliver commercial benefits to industry

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A new Australian Research Council training centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials is set to become one of the largest of its kind in Australia, delivering commercial benefits for industry.

Led by Swinburne University of Technology Distinguished Professor Chris Berndt, the centre has just been awarded ARC funding of $4,889,410 over five years to be matched by partner contributions to a total value in excess of $8.39 million.

Swinburne will lead the centre in partnership with the University of South Australia and RMIT University and 13 core industry partners together with another 13 industry organisations, professional bodies and research organisations will support SEAM through intellectual input, knowledge sharing and staff/student exchanges.

Surface engineering for advanced materials is a core need in all manufacturing sectors and controls the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of Australian industry, and SEAM will integrate industry-university cooperation for applied training within an industrial setting.

Bringing together research leaders across all career stages, the centre aspires to provide pathways for job creation and a high quality workforce in manufacturing.

“This is the first training centre of its kind,” says Professor Berndt. “It will cover a spectrum of important research themes and applications including biomaterials, graphene layering, high temperature coatings, laser metal deposition for materials repair and Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes; ranging from thin films to thick coatings and additive layered materials.”

“This fantastic achievement builds on our ARC Training Centre in Biodevices, launched in 2015, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, launched in 2017,” says Swinburne University deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Development) Professor Aleksandar Subic.

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