The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO’s manufacturing, engineering and materials research is predominantly based in Clayton and provides customised technology solutions for the manufacturing industry to help companies improve their efficiency and competitiveness.
Monash University is one of Australia’s leading researchintensive universities. Monash’s largest campus at Clayton is home to leading manufacturing and materials research, where the focus is on developing innovative and smart technologies.
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) addresses a grand challenge: reducing the energy used in information technology (IT). IT now accounts for 5% of the electricity use on Earth, and is doubling every 10 years. The current technology, silicon complementary metal-oxidesemiconductor (CMOS) will stop becoming more efficient in the next decade as Moore’s law comes to an end. FLEET will meet this challenge by realising new types of electronic conduction without resistance in solid-state systems at room temperature. These concepts will form the basis of new types of switching devices (transistors) with vastly lower energy consumption per computation than silicon CMOS.