Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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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.

Work With Us

Our researchers work closely with industry on a range of projects, including testing and improving fabrics used for protective clothing, improving manufacturing technologies for natural fibres such as hemp and manmade materials.

For more information about our services and facilities, contact David Pardoe.

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

23rd January 2014