Staff profile

Prof Xungai Wang

Position: Director, Institute for Frontier Materials
Faculty or Division: GTP Research
Department: Institute for Frontier Materials
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272894 +61 3 52272894



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

Career highlights

2008 - present: Director, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, ITRI, Deakin University
2006 - present: Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University
2004 - present: Personal Chair, School of Engineering and Technology, 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


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 also a Professional Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology. 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.

Research page



Lin T, Wang H and Wang X, "Self-crimp Bicomponent Nanofibres Electrospun from Polyacrylonitrile and Elastomeric Polyurethane," Advanced Materials (IF = 8.19), 17, 2699-2703 (2005).
Wang X, Wang L, and Liu X, "The Quality and Processing Performance of Alpaca Fibres," RIRDC Publication No 03/128, ISBN 0642 58694 2, ISSN 1440-6845 (2003).
Wang HX, Fang J, Cheng T, Ding J, Qu LT, Dai LM, Wang XG and Lin T, "One-step coating of fluoro-containing silica nanoparticles for universal generation of surface superhydrophobicity," Chem. Commun. (IF = 5.14), 2008, 877-879.
Tang ZX, Wang X, Fraser WB and Wang L, "The Effect of Yarn Hairiness on Air Drag in Ring Spinning," Textile Research Journal (IF = 0.7), 76(7), 559566 (2006).
Lin T, Wang HX, Wang HM and Wang X, "The charge effect of cationic surfactants on the elimination of fibre beads in the electrospinning of polystyrene," Nanotechnology (IF = 3.31), 15, 1375-1381 (2004).
Zhang YP, Wang X, Pan N, Postle R., Weibull "Analysis of the Tensile Behavior of Fibers with Geometrical Irregularities," J. Materials Sci. (IF = 1.08), 37(7), 1401-1406 (2002).
Wang X, "Predicting the Strength Variation of Wool from Its Diameter Variation," Textile Research Journal (IF = 0.7), 70 (3): 191-194 (2000).
Tang ZX, Fraser WB and Wang X, "Modelling yarn balloon motion in ring spinning," Applied Mathematical Modelling (IF = 0.57), 31, 1397-1410 (2007).
Wang X, Miao M and How Y, "Studies of JetRing spinning - Part 1: Reducing yarn hairiness with the JetRing," Textile Research Journal (IF = 0.7), 67(4), 253-258 (1997).
Rajkhowa R, Wang LJ, and Wang X, "Ultra-fine silk powder preparation through rotary and ball milling," Powder Technology (IF = 1.13), (accepted for publication in Jan. 2008).

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