Important new functional 3D devices including soft robotic limbs and solar fuel devices will be developed in a new world centre for 3D Electromaterials based at the
Long term aims of the centre include development of systems that will have profound implications for advances in materials development, energy conversion/storage, systems that interact with living tissue and soft robotics. Among the planned applications are a 3D robotic prosthetic hand with a neural interface system and a solar fuel device that will use the sun to convert carbon dioxide into a fuel.
ACES Executive Director Professor
"We are well placed to take a global leadership position in 3D electromaterials science and to use this knowledge to create new industries for
The new centre will combine research strengths from across six countries including five new international partner organisations, bringing together leading experts in materials, modelling, fabrication and device development.
Advanced customised 3D fabrication equipment and engineering expertise will enable the transition from fundamental research to a workable 3D product. All applications will be looked at by an Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement program.
ACES will also implement a new program to ensure the development of globally recognised PhD graduates with multidisciplinary skills including business development and community engagement.
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