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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Future directions for carbon fibre

The third biennial Carbon Fibre Future Directions conference will give a unique insight into significant global developments in innovation of composite materials.

Deakin researchers dazzle

Stellar night for Deakin at this year's Smart Geelong Researcher of the Year Awards.

Reclaiming value in polystyrene waste

IFM researchers have developed a method that uses acetone spray to break down polystyrene packaging waste into a concentrated gel that can be recycled.

Captain for Carbon Nexus

Track record distinguishes new Director, Derek Buckmaster.

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 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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27th February 2015