Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre


Silk solution to hearing loss

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:28:00 +1100
A thin transparent membrane produced from silk fibres could provide a novel but simple solution to chronic eardrum perforation - a problem that affects millions of people.

Green light for fibres Industrial Transformation Research Hub

Director of the IFM, Professor Xungai Wang.
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:08:00 +1000
A $4.7 million future fibres Research Hub is to be established at Deakin.

Future directions for carbon fibre

The Carbon Fibre Future Directions conference will feature 44 speakers, including 19 from industry and 16 from overseas.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:32:00 +1100
The third biennial Carbon Fibre Future Directions conference will give a unique insight into significant global developments in innovation of composite materials.

Improving biocomposites the environmentally friendly way

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:19:00 +1100
Environmental concerns and stricter regulations worldwide mean that the design of engineering materials using ecologically-friendly and sustainable manufacturing routes is a very topical area of research.

Institute to boldly explore new frontiers

Professor Xungai Wang.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:08:00 +1100
Professor Xungai Wang begins as new Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials.

Short nanofibre gets a gong

Deakin's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer, Dr Teo Slezak, Dr Paul Collins, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Associate Professor Mark Kirkland and Dr Marzieh Parhizkar.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:28:00 +1000
A world first technology platform has received a Victorian Engineering Excellence Award.

Process takes textile recycling to new level

Rasike de Silva examines fibres extracted using the ionic liquid
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +1000
A new process to separate blends of cotton-polyester material provides a major breakthrough for recycling textile and other waste.

Carbon Nexus phoenix rises

Guests on a tour of the Carbon Nexus facility.
Wed, 21 May 2014 15:06:00 +1000
Highlights from the launch of Carbon Nexus.

2013 - The year that was

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:10:00 +1100
Reflecting on a year of growth and achievement.

Caterpillar spins a silky sunscreen

Jasjeet Kaur examines cocoons from domestic and wild silkworms.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:18:00 +1100
IFM researchers show that compounds in silk cocoons have UV-protecting properties.

Historic days for Carbon Nexus

VCAMM's Brad Dunstan (left), Deakin's Steve Atkiss and Associate Professor Bronwyn Fox admire the first carbon fibre produced by Carbon Nexus.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:01:00 +1100
First carbon fibre produced from 20 ton pilot scale line.

A guiding hand

Dr Aiden Beer
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:42:00 +1100
Aiden Beer's award-winning career takes new turn.

Double triumph for Deakin

Professor Peter Hodgson, Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:10:00 +1100
Great day for IFM says Peter Hodgson.

Worldly research

The multi-lingual Deakin Choir in full voice.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:05:00 +1000
They come to Deakin from all over the globe.

Deakin welcomes sports partnership

The new Sports Technology Innovation Partnership  could grow Australia's sports industry exports by at least 75 percent.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:06:00 +1000
Could grow exports by 75 per cent, says Professor Jane den Hollander.

Carbon fibre collaborator

Dr Abdullah Kafi
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:12:00 +1000
Worldly nexus for Dr Abdullah Kafi.

Future-proofing Geelong

Plaque revealing.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:03:00 +1000
Deakin continues to play its role.

Moving forward from Ford

A big carbon fibre manufacturer will help create opportunities for smaller companies to set up in Geelong, says Professor Jane den Hollander.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:26:00 +1000
Deakin researchers already taking lead, says Professor Jane den Hollander.

Silky skills

This award will bring Deakin and Australia closer together with fellow researchers in Asia, particularly in Singapore, says Dr Jin Zhang.
Tue, 14 May 2013 14:33:00 +1000
Dr Jin Zhang wins Endeavour Fellowship.

Wool ComfortMeter has impact

Dr Maryam Naebe
Tue, 07 May 2013 10:39:00 +1000
It's a game-changer says Dr Maryam Naebe.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

17th May 2011