Linkage-Infrastructure and Equipment Facilities Program Grants 2008

Faculty of Science and Technology

Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation

School of Engineering and Information Technology


 

Faculty of Science and Technology

Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation

LE0882948     Dr MR Barnett; Prof PD Hodgson; Prof X Wang; A/Prof L Kong; A/Prof Q Guo; Dr T Lin; Dr C Wen; Dr N Stanford; Dr I Sabirov

Title: Multidisciplinary 'Environmental' Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope

2008 :  $ 440,000

Primary RFCD:   2914     MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Partner Organisation(s)
Deakin University

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: The present proposal is for a high resolution electron microscope for use in the development of new materials for the automotive, textile and bio‑medical sectors. The new generation of automotive materials will be lighter and more crash resistant. New textiles will be 'active' in providing warmth and cooling through their conducting properties. They will also provide enhanced dynamic protection against physical harm. The facility will support the development of new cellular scaffolds made from metals and polymers. These scaffolds will be used for tissue growth and engineering. The facility will also be used to support Deakin University's regional collaborators.

LE0883017   Prof X Wang; A/Prof PJ Halley; Prof L Zhang; A/Prof Q Guo; A/Prof L Kong; A/Prof RW Truss; Dr PJ Torley; Prof L Ye; Prof Y Mai

Title: Advanced processing and characterisation facility for functional polymers and polymer nanofibres

2008 :   $ 300,000

Primary RFCD:  2914      MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Partner Organisations & Collaborating Organisations
Deakin University
The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney

Administering Organisation:  Deakin University

Project Summary
The pilot‑scale processing and advanced characterisation facility will significantly strengthen R&D capacity for innovative research and development of functional polymers and polymer nanofibres, hence adding value to the $10‑billion plus market for plastics, rubber and biopolymers manufactured and used in Australia. It will further strengthen Australia's position in polymer and nanofibre research and innovation

School of Engineering and Information Technology

LE0883093  Prof S Nahavandi; A/Prof B Shirinzadeh; Dr HM Trinh; A/Prof Y Chen; Dr PN Pathirana; A/Prof AZ Kouzani; Dr Y Frayman; Dr Y Zhong; Dr D Creighton; Dr A Bhatti

Title: A Haptically enabled Universal Motion Simulator Research Facility

2008 :   $ 285,000

Primary RFCD:  2903      MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Partner Organisations & Collaborating Organisations
Deakin University
Monash University

Administering Organisation:  Deakin University

Summary: The proposed universal motion simulator research facility will enable to develop a better understanding of issues involved in ergonomic and safe vehicle designs and provides opportunities to improve Australia's international competitiveness and economic sustainability through innovations in the manufacturing and transport sectors. This universal motion simulator will provide opportunity to extend our understanding of operator controlled devices, such as cars and mining machinery, and to develop effective strategies to reduce the risk of vehicle accidents.

 

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1st December 2009