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Deakin University


At Deakin University our researchers are making a positive impact on the lives and well-being of communities — not just in Australia, but around the world — through exceptional innovation and research.

Using our industry, government and institutional networks, we are building our global research footprint across four key themes, supported by four world-class Research Institutes and 13 Strategic Research Centres.

Improving health and wellbeing

Covering the broad spectrum of health, our research is helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of people and communities on a global scale. From medicine, ageing, chronic illness and disability, to nutrition, physical activity and child health, we're continually striving to uncover new frontiers through persistent curiosity and ground-breaking research.

Designing smarter technologies

Deakin is a world leader in carbon and short fibre, metals and steel research, electromaterials, corrosion, nanotechnology, composite materials and energy storage systems. Our open access carbon fibre/composite research facility, Carbon Nexus, is supporting the transition to advanced manufacturing, while engineering and IT researchers are providing robotics, simulation modelling and haptics solutions to clients across many sectors.

Enabling a sustainable world

Deakin leads one of the world’s most prestigious environmental and marine science research programs. Our scientists are helping to protect Australia’s vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, from rapid development and from climate change. In the agricultural sphere, teams of experts are providing water management advice and designing smart solutions to global challenges such as food security, sustainable agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Advancing society and culture

Our research is helping to advance understanding of intercultural relations, politics, migration, racism and governance. In education, researchers are cultivating society and culture by informing policy across all educational sectors, with an emphasis on developing partnerships and working toward achieving equity and social justice. Our creative arts researchers are also breaking new ground, often at the intersection between research, art and technology.

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1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Deakin University published between 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
61 12.72

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Chemistry 28 8.08
Physical Sciences 18 3.50
6 2.32
4 0.21
2 0.09
1 0.10
1 0
1 0.03
1 0.01
1 0.14
1 0.60
Life Sciences 18 1.72
Earth & Environmental Sciences 7 0.47

Highlight of the month

Handling stem cells with care

© Ed Reschke/Getty

© Ed Reschke/Getty

A new hydrogel that protects and supports stem cells during and after transplantation could be used to repair damaged brain cells.

The transplantation of stem cells has a lot of promise for repairing damaged tissues in the body. But one challenge is the low survival rate of transplanted cells because of the buffeting they receive during transplantation and the lack of support after transplantation.

Now, a team that included a researcher from Deakin University in Australia has come up with a bioinspired hydrogel that solves both problems. Stem cells embedded in the hydrogel are not subjected to mechanical stress during injection, and the hydrogel offers an environment that mimics those in tissue.

The researchers demonstrated the hydrogel by using it to transfer stem cells to mouse brains.

In the future, the hydrogel could be used to repair brain cells damaged by neurodegenerative disorders and stroke.

Supported content

  1. Advanced Functional Materials 30, 1900390 (2020). doi: 10.1002/adfm.201900390

View the article on the Nature Index

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