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.

Our Research

Functional fibres and fabrics

An image of scientists working in the laboratory

The group is developing novel coating technology and formulae for producing durable, functional fibres and fabrics.

Properties of fabrics and fibres such as their conductivity, directional oil and water transport and thermal regulation may lead to applications for personal protection, energy harvesting, biomedical tissue scaffolding and desalination of water.

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

23rd January 2014