Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre

AFFRIC news

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.

DIRI gets down to business

DIRI students enjoying Deakin's hospitality.
Mon, 06 May 2013 10:33:00 +1000
Indian partnership is prospering, says Helen Woodall.

Wanted - Thinkers and Experts in Residence

Thinkers will be leaders in industry or academia who also bring broad based understanding of their field in the context of future thinking.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:30:00 +1000
Applications for 2013 Round 1 funding now open.

Oui to Carbon Nexus

I've attended JEC a number of times over the last 10 years and I haven't observed anything like the level of interest we experienced, says Associate Professor Bronwyn Fox.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:14:00 +1100
Huge response to Deakin in Paris.

Making soldiers safer

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:59:00 +1100
Dr Minoo Naebe's research honoured by Defence Materials Technology Centre.

Hitler, Gabriela and me!

The research environment at Deakin is certainly a credit to Peter Hodgson and the others in leadership of the place, says Dr Nigel Ross.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +1100
There's no telling what a Deakin PhD can lead to, writes Dr Nigel Ross.

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

17th May 2011