Staff profile

Prof Bronwyn Fox

Position: Professor
Faculty or Division: GTP Research
Department: Institute for Frontier Materials
Campus: nj1.109, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271015 +61 3 52271015
Mobile: 0419 413 656 0419 413 656



  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Australian National University, 2001

Career highlights

2011-Present: Associate Professor, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University
2006 - 2010: Senior Lecturer, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University
2002 - 2006: Lecturer, Engineering, Deakin University
2001 - 2002: Research Fellow, Engineering, Deakin University
2000 - 2001: Associate Lecturer, Engineering, The Australian National University


Member Institute of Materials Engineering Aust



Research interests

Associate Professor Bronwyn Fox leads the carbon fibre and composite research team in the Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation. Her research interests include carbon fibre manufacture, surface treatment of fibres, three dimensional preforms for complex composite components, out-of-autoclave cure of composites, structure-property relationships in polymers, nanocomposites and natural fibre composites.

Research page



M.L. Herring, B.L. Fox (2011) The effect of a rapid curing process on the surface finish of a carbon fibre epoxy composite, Composites Part B, Article first published online: 30 MAR 2011, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2011.03.014: Engineering [ERA ranking A, IF= 1.704, Citations = 0]
Abdullah A. Kafi, Kevin Magniez and Bronwyn L. Fox (2011) "A Surface-Property Relationship of Atmospheric Plasma Treated Jute Composites", Composites Science and Technology Date of revision submitted: 14/04/2011 [ERA ranking A*, IF= 2.90, Citations = 0]
Abdullah A. Kafi, Kevin Magniez, and Bronwyn L. Fox (2011) "Effect of manufacturing process on the Flexural, Mode-I and Thermo-mechanical properties of Bio-Composites", Composites Part A-Applied Science And Manufacturing (in press) [ERA ranking A, IF= 2.41, Citations = 0]
K. Magniez, C. De Lavigne, B.L. Fox (2010) The effects of molecular weight and polymorphism on the fracture and thermo-mechanical properties of a carbon-fibre composite modified by electrospun poly (vinylidene fluoride) membranes Polymer, Volume 51, Issue 12, Pages 2585-2596. [ERA ranking A, IF= 3.573, Citations = 0]
B. P. Adamson, and B. L. Fox (2010) An evaluation of the performance of advanced melded composite joints, Composite structures, vol. 92, no. 9, pp. 2071-2076, Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, England [ERA ranking A, IF= 2.006, Citations = 1]
Agius, S. L., Magniez, K. J. C. and B. L. Fox (2009) Fracture behaviour of a rapidly cured polyethersulfone toughened carbon fibre/epoxy composite, Composite structures, vol. 92, no. 9, pp. 2119-2127, Elsevier, Kidlington, England [ERA ranking A, IF= 2.006, Citations = 0]
Awaja, Firas, Gilbert, Michael, Kelly, Georgina, B. L. Fox and Pigram, Paul J. (2009) Adhesion of polymers, Progress in polymer science, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 948-968, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [ERA ranking A*, IF= 25.75, Citations = 7]
Zhang, Jin, Guo, Qipeng and Fox, Bronwyn (2009) Study on thermoplastic-modified multifunctional epoxies : influence of heating rate on cure behaviour and phase separation, Composites science and technology, vol. 69, no. 7-8, pp. 1172-1179, Pergamon, Oxford, England [ERA ranking A* IF= 2.901, Citations = 1]
Corbett, Tim, Forrest, Mark, Le Gac, Pierre and Fox, Bronwyn (2007) Characterization of melded carbon fibre/epoxy laminates, Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 1860-1871, Pergamon, United Kingdom [ERA ranking A IF=2.410, Citations = 3]
Silcock, Michael D., Garschke, Claudia, Hall, Wayne and Fox, Bronwyn (2007) Rapid composite tube manufacture utilizing the Quickstep? process, Journal of composite materials, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 965-978, Sage Science Press (UK), Lancaster, Pa.[ERA ranking B IF=0.806, Citations = 1]

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