Dr Peter Lamb

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Academic

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1971
Master of Science, University of Melbourne, 1972
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 1976

Career highlights

2007 - present: Research Fellow, Deakin University
2004 - 2007: Private Consultant
1977 - 2004: Research Scientist/Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Research interests

Dr Lamb's research is focussed on applying physics to make better materials and solve industrial problems and on understanding the way the universe works (general relativity, quantum mechanics). In more than thirty years of research he has worked on elementary particle physics, engineering noise control, robotic sheep shearing, textile yarn engineering and the prediction of spinning performance, plasma physics and functional nanomaterials. He has been project leader and inventor or co-inventor of a number of significant textile and fibre related developments such as Siroclear, Solospun and Sirolan Yarnspec. Siroclear was the first detector of coloured contaminants in yarn, of which more than 200,000 units have been sold globally resulting in $4M in royalties. Sirolan Yarnspec, the first software and knowledge package for the prediction of yarn properties and spinning performance, has been used to benchmark and improve performance in wool spinning mills around the world. It has also quantified the relative importance of different fibre properties and changed the premiums and discounts for some properties, which has impacted right back to sheep breeding. He has also been actively involved in Tournament of Minds for more than twenty years and in the effective use of lateral thinking, creative problem-solving and teamwork.
Current projects:
Dr Lamb primarily has a mentoring and support role in functional nanomaterials, plasma projects and textile engineering but is also working in theoretical physics.

Affiliations

MAIP

Knowledge areas

Physics - including elementary particle physics, quantum mechanics, general relativity, acoustics

Applied Physics - including nanotechnology, noise control, textile engineering particularly spinning, wool processing, optical sensing

Publications

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2016

Efficient and selectable production of reactive species using a nanosecond pulsed discharge in gas bubbles in liquid

X Dai, C Corr, S Ponraj, M Maniruzzaman, A Ambujakshan, Z Chen, L Kviz, R Lovett, G Rajmohan, D de Celis, M Wright, P Lamb, Y Krasik, D Graves, W Graham, R D'Agostino, X Wang

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 306-310, Plasma processes and polymers, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Improving the mechanical properties of multiwalled carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposites using polymerization in a stirring plasma system

Z Chen, X Dai, K Magniez, P Lamb, B Fox, X Wang

(2014), Vol. 56, pp. 172-180, Composites part A : applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Supplementing cold plasma with heat enables doping and nano-structuring of metal oxides

D De Celis, Z Chen, M Rahman, T Tao, D McCulloch, M Field, P Lamb, Y Chen, X Dai

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 897-902, Plasma processes and polymers, London, Eng., C1

journal
2013

Improving the mechanical properties of epoxy using multiwalled carbon nanotubes functionalized by a novel plasma treatment

Z Chen, X Dai, K Magniez, P Lamb, D Rubin de Celis Leal, B Fox, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 45, pp. 145-152, Composites part A : applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

High-quality boron nitride nanoribbons - unzipping during nanotube synthesis

L Li, L Li, Y Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, B Cheng, M Lin, X Liu

(2013), Vol. 125, pp. 4306-4310, Angewandte chemie, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Improved incorporation of fibres for more abrasion resistant yarns

S Aslam, P Lamb, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 104, pp. 1221-1229, Journal of the Textile Institute, London, Eng., C1

journal

Synthesis of single-crystal nanoparticles of indium oxide by 'urea glass' method and their electrochemical properties

S Qin, W Lei, D Liu, P Lamb, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 91, pp. 5-8, Materials letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Modifying TiO2 surface architecture by oxygen plasma to increase dye sensitized solar cell efficiency

G Rajmohan, X Dai, T Tsuzuki, P Lamb, P Du, F Huang, Y Cheng

(2013), Vol. 545, pp. 521-526, Thin solid films, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Coating and functionalization of carbon fibres using a three-step plasma treatment

Z Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, J du Plessis, D Rubin de Celis Leal, K Magniez, B Fox, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1100-1109, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

High-quality boron nitride nanoribbons : unzipping during nanotube synthesis

L Li, L Li, Y Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, B-M Cheng, M-Y Lin, X Liu

(2013), Vol. 52, pp. 4212-4216, Angewandte chemie international edition, Weinheim, Germany., C1-1

journal
2012

Practical amine functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes for effective interfacial bonding

Z Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, D de Celis Leal, B Fox, Y Chen, J du Plessis, M Field, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 733-741, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Understanding wettability changes from practical plasma functionalization of carbon nanotubes

A Kafi, Z Chen, X Dai, B Fox, P Lamb, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 344-347, Nanoscience and nanotechnology letters, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., C1

journal
2011

Controlled surface modification of boron nitride nanotubes

X Dai, Y Chen, Z Chen, P Lamb, L Li, J du Plessis, D McCulloch, X Wang

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 1-7, Nanotechnology, Bristol, U. K., C1

journal

Controlling cell growth on titanium by surface functionalization of heptylamine using a novel combined plasma polymerization mode

J Zhao, W Michalski, C Williams, L Li, H Xu, P Lamb, S Jones, Y Zhou, X Dai

(2011), Vol. 97 A, pp. 127-134, Journal of biomedical materials research. Part a, Hoboken, N. J., C1

journal
2010

Twist distribution in staple fibre yarns

P Lamb, L Wang, X Wang

(2010), Vol. 101, pp. 293-303, Journal of the Textile Institute, Manchester, England, C1

journal

Siro and solo spinning

P Lamb, X Wang

(2010), pp. 217-236, Advances in yarn spinning technology, Cambridge, England, B1

chapter

Retraction: controllable fabricate intrinsic fluorescent polymer nanoparticles array by atmospheric pressure plasma polymerization

P Yang, X Dai, P Lamb, Y Guo, J Xu, D Ke, J Shi, J Zhang

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 182-189, Plasma processes and polymers, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2009

Combined continuous wave and pulsed plasma modes : For more stable interfaces with higher functionality on metal and semiconductor surfaces

L Li, X Dai, H Xu, J Zhao, P Yang, G Maurdev, J du Plessis, P Lamb, B Fox, W Michalski

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 615-619, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Poly(L-lactide) crystallization induced by multiwall carbon nanotubes at very low loading

H Xu, X Dai, P Lamb, L Zhong-Ming

(2009), Vol. 47, pp. 2341-2352, Journal of Polymer Science: part B : polymer physics, Malden, Mass., C1

journal
2005

The influence of staple strength, length, curvature and diameter distribution on price and processing performance

P Lamb, K Curtis

(2005), IWTO 2005 : Rejuvenation through Innovation : International Wool Textile Organisation. Congress, Hobart, Tas., E1-1

conference

Does the intrinsic fibre strength (IFS) of raw wool affect processing?

A Peterson, P Lamb

(2005), 11th International Wool Research Conference, Leeds, England, E1-1

conference

Staple strength of lots from a single flock has limited impact on processing performance of superfine hogget wools

J Smith, P Lamb, I Jurvis, W Humphries

(2005), 11th International Wool Research Conference, Leeds, England, E1-1

conference
2004

Staple strength and its relevance to worsted processing

P Lamb

(2004), Vol. 52, pp. 171-192, Wool technology and sheep breeding, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2002

Metrology and processing research : implications for growers

P Lamb

(2002), Vol. 50, pp. 671-678, Wool technology and sheep breeding, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Opening up specifications

P Lamb, K Curtis, W Humphries, N Pant

(2002), Vol. 50, pp. 679-684, Wool technology and sheep breeding, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2001

Alpaca clip preparation in Australia

I Knox, P Lamb

(2001), Proceedings of The Llama and Alpaca Association of New Zealand 2001. Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Solospun : the long staple weavable singles yarn

M Prins, P Lamb, N Finn

(2001), pp. 1-13, An Odyssey in Fibres and Space : Textile Institute 81st World Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

David Rubin De Celis Leal

Thesis entitled: Doped Nanostructured Semiconductors Produced by Cold Plasma Combined with Heat

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), Institute for Frontier Materials

2013

Sarmad Aslam

Thesis entitled: Improvement in Yarn Quality for Cotton and Cotton Blend Yarns

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2011

Christopher Hurren

Thesis entitled: A Study into the Ultrasonic Cleaning of Wool

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials