Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

Gold Medal for Nisa Salim

Nisa Salim receives Gold Medal from Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

Not just a flight of fancy

IFM researchers get closer to shape-morphing aircraft wings.

Carbon Nexus is open for business

Deakin's $34m research facility is ready for the world.

A solution to pollution?

Bio-plastics could help slash global plastic consumption.

Making soldiers safer

Dr Minoo Naebe's research honoured by Defence Materials Technology Centre.

Carbon Nexus Facility

Carbon Nexus is a globally unique carbon fibre and composite research facility owned and operated by Deakin University.

Carbon Nexus has two pilot lines that can manufacture industrially relevant quantities of aerospace grade carbon fibre. Scientists can conduct research into the chemical, mechanical and nano-scale characteristics of the carbon fibre materials produced on-site.

  • Develop new rapid cure processes for automotive components.
  • Improve understanding of adhesion between fibre and matrix in composite materials.

Carbon Nexus offers research, tailored training programs and industry access to a state-of-the-art carbon fibre pilot line.

Carbon Nexus is embedded within the Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) - a world class materials research institute administered by Deakin University and CSIRO with support from the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM).

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23rd January 2014