World class facilities
Monash hosts some of the world’s most advanced engineering facilities including:
The New Horizons Research Centre co-locates and integrates around 500 staff from Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The New Horizons Research Centre provides platforms for global research and teaching collaboration through state-of-the-art information technology and research equipment that facilitates greater linkages with business and the community.
Bringing together world-class, cross-disciplinary teams to develop disruptive, breakthrough technology, the Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash University is focused on researching industry-wide technology innovation opportunities in the Australian and global oil and gas industry.
The Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash, which forms part of Woodside’s FutureLab network, is a transformational hub for technological innovation located at Monash University’s Clayton campus. With this relationship, Woodside and Monash will work together to focus on integrating rapid prototyping, advanced materials and information technology across all operations.
Monash Wind Tunnel is the leading low speed automotive aerodynamic test facility in Australia. It supports aerodynamic and wind noise research and development of full-scale production vehicles for Australian and international markets. The facility also provides research and development capabilities for industries such as ground transportation aerodynamics (including trains and trucks), wind energy siting and turbine aerodynamics, aerospace (particularly unmanned air vehicles and microflight technologies), sports aerodynamics and fundamental aerodynamic research.
The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy is a central university research facility that performs first-class research in electron microscopy. MCEM provides advanced instrumentation, expertise and training in scanning and transmission electron microscopy, enabling researchers to solve key problems in the physical sciences and engineering. The Centre’s suite of instrumentation can determine the composition, structure and bonding of materials down to the atomic scale.
Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform (MIVP) operates Monash University’s advanced, immersive and large scale visualisation facilities. It exists to connect researchers and industry to novel and outstanding display and interaction technologies that stand to change the way complex, multi-dimensional data are visualised, and thereby advance new paradigms for exploring, comprehending and analysing big data. The peak facility, Monash CAVE2, is a next generation hybrid 2D and 3D VR environment combining Monash’s expertise in high-performance computing, computer graphics and networks, to render terascale datasets in unparalleled clarity. As the viewfinder of the 21st Century Microscope, CAVE2 enables the interactive exploration of data from sources including the Australian Synchrotron, electron microscopes and medical imaging instruments.
The Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE) is Australia’s specialised high performance computing facility for imaging and visualisation. MASSIVE provides hardware, software and expertise to drive research in biomedical sciences, materials research, engineering and geosciences – with particular focus on neuroscience and molecular imaging. We focus on fast data processing, including processing data in-experiment, large-scale visualisation, and analysis of large-cohort and longitudinal research studies. The project is a collaboration between Monash University, CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, the ARC CoE in Integrative Brain Function, and the ARC CoE in Advanced Molecular Imaging.
The Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing takes fundamental research from a broad range of disciplines and applies them to manufacturing challenges. These disciplines include material science, alloy design and processing, surface engineering, corrosion and hybrid materials. MCAM works with its partners to invent bespoke solutions to unique manufacturing challenges. Using networks within research centres in the Clayton precinct and beyond, MCAM draw on a number of different cutting edge capabilities and expertise and apply them in novel and innovative ways to provide new opportunities for manufacturers.
The Monash X-ray Analytical Platform characterises natural and novel materials using three complementary techniques: environmental powder X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, and X-ray texture analysis. This facility enables structural characterisation of engineered and geological materials on length scales from 0.1 nm to 1 mm and under controlled conditions of temperature and atmospheric composition. This analytical facility supports innovation in (1) design of novel materials for industrial, environmental and biomedical applications and (2) development of green technologies and processes for energy production and mining.
The Monash Ramaciotti Centre is a leading facility for life sciences electron microscopy. It houses Australia’s first Titan Krios microscope, currently the most advanced microscope for biological EM. The facility’s expert team supports and collaborates on a large number of bio EM techniques ranging from standard SEM and TEM to immuno EM, correlative light and electron microscopy, cryo tomography and single particle analysis.