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Institute for Frontier Materials


Graphene coatings make steel corrosion-resistant

IFM researchers have grown graphene flakes directly onto stainless steel, improving the metal's resistance to corrosion.

Concrete outcome for carpets

A Deakin-industry partnership will give new life to textiles waste that was headed for landfill.

New method uncovers highly porous graphene

IFM researchers have developed a new, highly efficient method of preparing porous and reduced graphene oxide.

Putting tiny diagnostics to the test

A portable device that uses 'smart matter' could transform medical diagnosis in developing countries.

Our People

Lead Investigators

An image of Professor Lingxue Kong Professor Lingxue Kong
Professor in Micro and Nanosystems
An image of Dr Mary She Dr Mary She
Senior Research Fellow in Membrane Characterisation

Research Fellows

Name Research Topic Contact
Dr Weimin Gao
Research Fellow in Fluid Dynamics
Computational fluid dynamics and molecular dynamics
Dr Sugumar Dharmalingam
Research Fellow
Molecular diagnostics, and micro- and nano-fluidics
Dr Zheng Peng
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral in Polymer Materials
Conductive polymer materials and micro- and nano- devices
Dr Ludovic Dumée
Research Fellow in Metal Membranes
Fabrication and characterisation of nano-porous materials
Dr Leonora Velleman
Research Fellow in Membrane Materials
Metallic membrane fabrication and surface enhanced Raman (SERS) substrates for ultrasensitive biosensing
Dr Li He
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral in Membrane Materials
Composite membranes and metal-organic-framework (MOF) membranes


Name Research Topic Contact
Bao Lin Porous de-alloyed metal membranes fabrication for desalination by membrane evaporation
Chengpeng Li Synergistic reinforcement, crystallization and degradation of PVA-graphene-clay composites
Chunfang Feng Stretchable graphene-based materials of high conductivity
Feng An Aquaporins and laticifer turgor pressure in Hevea yield: mechanism of Ethrel stimulation
Francois-Marie Allioux Hybrid ion exchange membranes fabrication and characterisation
Guang Wang Preparation of aligned mesoporous polymeric membrane within lyotropic liquid crystal templates and its properties
Lijue Chen Co-delivery of rluorouracil and siRNA by mesoporous silica nanoparticles to drug resistant colorectal cancer
Tahir Ghandoori Rapid prototyping of polycarbonate microfluidic devices using a CO₂ laser
Weiwei Cong Alignment of lyotropical liquid crystalline nanostructure under external magnetic / electric field for membrane synthesis
Xiangping Sun Machine learning based texture classification
Xiaowei Dong Porous structure of NiO/YSZ for DCFCs: electrostatic attraction approach and bimodal strengthening
Xiaodong She Tailored hollow mesoporous silica nanoplatforms for colon targeting drug delivery systems
Xinchu Zhao Functionalisation of microfluidics surface for molecular detection
Yanan Lv Molecular dynamics simulation of transition metal carbides
Yongzhen Li Fabrication of nano/micro- fibres from electrospinning of natural rubber for biomedical application
Youhai Qiu Robust object detection under partial occlusion
Yuanyuan Guo Recombinant gene expression to harvest super performance biomedical materials
Zhifeng Yi Functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for smart agrichemical delivery system

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27th February 2015