A $175 million research hub has been launched at Monash University, which will bring together 400 researchers to examine the future of manufacturing research and teaching.
The New Horizons Centre is based at Monash University and will use two hectares of new teaching and research laboratories to tackle research of an unprecedented scale in areas such as biomedicine, transport, aerospace and mineral processing.
The Centre will co-locate and integrate around 400 staff from Monash University and CSIRO, who will be supported by state-of-the-art facilities.
Monash University’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Ed Byrne said the work being undertaken at New Horizons has both national and international importance.
“By bringing together scientists and engineers from Monash University and CSIRO, and building on the two organisations’existing research strengths, the facility will have a positive and lasting influence in fields such as manufacturing, biological engineering, renewable energy, and modeling and simulation.”