It is part of the Australia-US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Program (AUSMURI), which is an investment program encouraging Australian universities to collaborate with universities in the United States.
It complements the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant program, administered by the US Department of Defense. The US academic institutions involved in this research include the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; University of California, Santa Barbara; Colorado School of Mines; Iowa State University; Ohio State University; and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
This AUSMURI project was the first of its kind that was supported by the Next Generation Technologies Fund, which is managed by DST, and focusses on research and development in emerging and future technologies.
The topic of our research focusses on exploring the underlying the mechanisms of liquid/solid and solid/solid interphase instabilities during additive manufacturing of metals. For more information on our research follow this link.