Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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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 safer ride

Deakin's jeans research strengthens safety below the belt.

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.

Silky skills

Dr Jin Zhang wins Endeavour Fellowship.

Our Research

An image of a scientist holding up nanofibres
Fibres and textiles research at the Institute for Frontier Materials is focused on the development of new technologies, advanced materials and leading edge materials science. The group's research activities focus on the key areas of functional fibres / nanofibres and green natural fibres.

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

23rd January 2014