Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Novel approach to cancer treatment looks promising

Chemists develop a new range of cancer therapeutics.

Softening the impact

Cracking the cartilage riddle, Deakin scientists synthetically mimic the body's most complex lubrication system.

Process takes textile recycling to new level

A new process to separate blends of cotton-polyester material provides a major breakthrough for recycling textile and other waste.

A solution to pollution?

Bio-plastics could help slash global plastic consumption.

Small fibres bring big opportunities

A 'Skilling the Bay' $500,000 grant will help Geelong tap into the rapidly growing nanofibre market.

Our People

Lead Investigator

An image of Professor Peter Hodgson Professor Peter Hodgson
Australian Laureate Fellow
Director, Institute for Frontier Materials

Senior Research Fellows

An image of Dr Yuncang Li Dr Yuncang Li
Senior Research Fellow
An image of Dr Cynthia Wong Dr Cynthia Wong
Senior Research Fellow


Name Research Topic Contact
Keivan Alhoeinazari Fabrication of new β Ti alloy for biomedical application
Yunfei Ding Novel Mg-Zr-Sr alloys as biodegradable materials for hard tissue engineering
Dolly Mushahary Collagen type-1 enhances mineralisation and osseo-integration of Mg-Zr-Sr alloys
Alireza Vahidgolpayegani New magnesium composite foam for automotive and biomedical applications
Yu Wang Surface modification of Ti alloys for biomedical applications
Dongmei Zhang Interactions of titanium alloy elements with biological cells

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11th February 2014