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Prof Xungai Wang

Position: Director, Institute For Frontier Materials
Faculty or Division: Instit for Frontier Materials
Department: Instit for Frontier Materials
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72894 +61 3 522 72894



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 1992
  • Graduate Diploma of Higher Education, University of New South Wales, 1996

Career highlights

12/2014 - Present: Director, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University; Director, Australian Future Fibres Research & Innovation Centre

2011-2014 - Deputy Director, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

2008 - 2010: Director, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University
2006 - present: Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University
2004 - present: Personal Chair, Deakin University
1998 - 2004: Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University
1997 - 1998: Senior Lecturer, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of NSW


Fellow The Textile Institute


Conferences and seminars

Chair: Fiber Society Spring Conference, Geelong, May 2013

Chair: Textile Institute World Conference, Wuhan, November 2014

Chair: 13th Asian Textile Conference, Geelong, November 2015


Research interests

Professor Wang's research interests are primarily in fibre science and technology. He is the 2005 recipient of Fiber Society Distinguished Achievement Award. Professor Wang is a Fellow of the Textile Institute, and President of the Fiber Society (2015). More recently Professor Wang has been investigating new applications for fibres and textiles, and new ways of adding value to natural fibres and of functionalising textiles.

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Selected Publications -

1) Lin T, Wang H and Wang X (2005). Self-crimping Bicomponent Nanofibres Electrospun from Polyacrylonitrile and Elastomeric Polyurethane, Advanced Materials, 17, 2699-2703

2) Lin T, Wang HX, Wang HM and Wang X (2004). The charge effect of cationic surfactants on the elimination of fibre beads in the electrospinning of polystyrene, Nanotechnology, 15, 1375-1381

3) Zhou H, Wang HX, Niu HT, Gestos A, Wang XG, Lin T (2012), Fluoroalkyl Silane Modified Silicone Rubber/Nanoparticle Composite: A Super Durable, Robust Superhydrophobic Fabric Coating, Advanced Materials, 24 (18), 2409-2412

4) Kaur J, Rajkhowa, Tsuzuki T, Millington K, Zhang J, Wang X, Photoprotection of silk cocoons, Biomacromolecules, 14(10), 3660-7 (2013)

5) Kundu B, Rajkhowa R, Kundu SC, Wang X (2013), Silk fibroin biomaterials for tissue regeneration, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 65 (4): 457-470

6) Zhao Y, Fang J, Wang HX, Wang X, Lin T (2010). Magnetic liquid marbles: Manipulation of liquid droplets using highly hydrophobic Fe3O4 nanoparticles, Advanced Materials, 22, 707 – 710 (IF=15.409; Citations = 106)

7) Wang H, Xue Y, Feng L, Wang X, Lin T (2011). Durable, self-healing superhydrophobic and superoleophobic surfaces from FD-POSS and hydrolysed FAS, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50, 11433-11436

8) Rajkhowa R, Wang LJ, and Wang X (2008). Ultra-fine silk powder preparation through rotary and ball milling, Powder Technology, 185, 87-95

9) Wang X and Chang LL (2003), Reducing yarn hairiness with a modified yarn path in worsted ring spinning, Textile Research Journal, 73(4), 327-332

10) Wang X, Wang L, and Liu X (2003). The Quality and Processing Performance of Alpaca Fibres, RIRDC Publication No 03/128, ISBN 0642 58694 2, ISSN 1440-6845.

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