A new research center will take the best measuring device in the world out of the laboratory

The multidisciplinary COMBS team includes world-renowned experts from eight Australian universities (ANU, Monash, Swinburne, UTS, UniSA, Adelaide and Sydney) and 23 global partner organizations including the Garvan Institute, Advanced Navigation and the National Measurement Institute .

This investment in the Center will develop a workforce of trained, versatile and diverse researchers engaging collaboratively in basic science and technology, translation, enabling advances in multiple application areas.

Mitchell said the team spanning various career stages and disciplines had the strength of diversity and a strong belief in driving change in the Australian research community.

“We are passionate about improving equity, building Australian capacity, educating the next generation and translating our research so that it truly has global impact,” he said.

RMIT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Calum Drummond, said COMBS is perfectly aligned with RMIT’s mission to drive research with impact.

“The power of real-time information provided by microcomb technologies is truly transformative. Microcombs will transform the way we measure everything around us and, in doing so, change the way we communicate, travel and live our lives,” Drummond said.

“The high-impact applications we will see emerging from this new center will propel Australian research and industry into new areas.”

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