Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Short nanofibre gets a gong

A world first technology platform has received a Victorian Engineering Excellence Award.

Fashionable science for a safer future

Australia Plus feature Dr Hurren's research into the fabric used for motorcyclist clothing.

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 different drum

Dr Rangam Rajkhowa's silky solution to hearing loss.

Caterpillar spins a silky sunscreen

IFM researchers show that compounds in silk cocoons have UV-protecting properties.

Fibres and Textiles

An image of the nano yarn spinner

Fibres and textiles research at the Institute for Frontier Materials is carried out as part of the Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC), which is a $103 million initiative supported by the Australian and Victorian governments.

AFFRIC is a collaboration between Deakin University, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM).

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

10th February 2014