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A/Prof. Akif Kaynak

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Technology Sydney, 1994
Master of Science, Rutgers State, 1985
Bachelor of Science, Victoria U. Manchester, 1982

Biography summary

Dr. Akif Kaynak received his BSc degree from the University of Manchester in UK, MSc degree from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA and PhD degree from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia. After receiving his PhD in 1994, he was employed as a lecturer in the department of Engineering Sciences, Middle East Technical University (METU) then as a Research Fellow in Queensland University of Technology (QUT) before joining Deakin in 2001. His research interests are polymer coatings, functional textiles, polymer sensors and actuators and 3D printed soft robots. He has more than 120 publications, a book chapter, a book on conducting polymers and citations exceeding 2600 and an H index of 27. He is a regular reviewer for various international journals and part of the advisory board of Sensors journal. He guest edited issues on stimuli responsive polymers in Materials and finite element methods in smart materials and systems in Polymers, MDPI. He was a recipient of 1.5 million dollar industry grant from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and a co-inventor in a patent on conducting polymer coated wool.
Dr Kaynak has 30 years of international teaching experience in Australia, Turkey and USA. Subjects he has taught include physics, statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, fibre science and materials science. He currently teaches stress and failure analysis and structural design subjects. Dr.Kaynak is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering.

Career
Associate Professor - School of Engineering Deakin University, 2009-present
Senior Lecturer -School of Engineering and IT, Deakin University, 2003-2008
Lecturer, School of Engineering and Techology, Deakin University, 2001-2003
QUT Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, 1998-2001
Assistant Professor -Department of Engineering Sciences,Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 94-98.

Research interests

Polymers, Electroactive polymers, sensor and actuators, Mechanical and electrical properties.

Teaching interests

Mechanics of Materials, Statics, Dynamics, Physics, Materials Science, Fiber Science, Polymer Physics, Physical Metallurgy.

Units taught

SEM 222 Stress Analysis

SEM 223 Statics and Dynamics

SEM 111 Engineering Materials

SEJ 201 Structural Design

SEM 216 Stress and Failure Analysis

SEM 224 Statics and Strength of Materials

SEP 101 Physics 1A

SEF 301 Fibre Science and Metrology

Knowledge areas

Teaching: Dr. Kaynak has been involved in teaching materials science, engineering mechanics statics and dynamics, stress and failure analysis, physics and fibre science and metrology.

Currently he teaches the following subjects:

SEM216 Stress and Failure Analysis

SEJ201 Structural Design

SEP101 Engineering Physics.

Research: Materials Science and Engineering, polymer characterization, conducting polymers and fibres, mechanical and electrical properties of materials, soft robotics, 3D printed soft robots, 4D printing, sensors and actuators

Publications

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2020

Topology-optimized 4D printing of a soft actuator

A Zolfagharian, M Denk, M Bodaghi, A Kouzani, A Kaynak

(2020), Vol. 33, pp. 418-430, Acta mechanica solida sinica, Singapore, C1

journal article

Double dynamic cellulose nanocomposite hydrogels with environmentally adaptive self-healing and pH-tuning properties

Pejman Heidarian, Abbas Kouzani, Akif Kaynak, Mariana Paulino, Bijan Nasri-Nasrabadi, Russell Varley

(2020), Vol. 27, pp. 1407-1422, Cellulose, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Dynamic plant-derived polysaccharide-based hydrogels

P Heidarian, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, M Paulino, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Zolfagharian, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 231, pp. 1-17, Carbohydrate Polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Closed-loop 4D-printed soft robots

A Zolfagharian, A Kaynak, A Kouzani

(2020), Vol. 188, pp. 1-16, Materials and design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Fracture resistance analysis of 3D-printed polymers

Ali Zolfagharian, Mohammad Khosravani, Akif Kaynak

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The performance of the des sensor for estimating soil bulk density under the effect of different agronomic practices

A Alshammary, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, S Khoo, M Norton, W Gates, M Al-Maliki, J Rodrigo-Comino

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-21, Geosciences, Basel, Switzeerland, C1

journal article

Effects of Topology Optimization in Multimaterial 3D Bioprinting of Soft Actuators

Ali Zolfagharian, Martin Denk, Abbas Kouzani, Bodaghi Bodaghi, Saeid Nahavandi, Akif Kaynak

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 50-60, International Journal of Bioprinting, Singapore, C1

journal article

Control-Based 4D Printing: Adaptive 4D-Printed Systems

Ali Zolfagharian, Akif Kaynak, Mahdi Bodaghi, Abbas Kouzani, Saleh Gharaie, Saeid Nahavandi

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-19, Applied Sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Dynamic mussel-inspired chitin nanocomposite hydrogels for wearable strain sensors

Pejman Heidarian, Abbas Kouzani, Akif Kaynak, Ali Zolfagharian, Hossein Yousefi

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-15, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

3D/4D-printed bending-type soft pneumatic actuators: fabrication, modelling, and control

A Zolfagharian, M Mahmud, S Gharaie, M Bodaghi, A Kouzani, A Kaynak

(2020), pp. 1-30, Virtual and physical prototyping, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Functional Polymers in Sensors and Actuators: Fabrication and Analysis

Akif Kaynak, Ali Zolfagharian

(2020), Basel, Switzerland, A7

edited book

Finite Element Methods in Smart Materials and Polymers

Akif Kaynak, Ali Zolfagharian, Saeid Nahavandi

(2020), Basel, Switzerland, A7

edited book
2019

Control-oriented modelling of a 3D-printed soft actuator

Ali Zolfagharian, Akif Kaynak, Sui Yang Khoo, Jun Zhang, Saeid Nahavandi, Abbas Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1-13, Materials, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

A review on miniaturized ultrasonic wireless power transfer to implantable medical devices

R Taalla, M Arefin, A Kaynak, A Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 2092-2106, IEEE access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Rigid elements dynamics modeling of a 3D printed soft actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, A Moghadam, S Khoo, S Nahavandi, A Kaynak

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 1-13, Smart materials and structures, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

Uniform micellization: the key to enhanced mechanical strength and swelling efficiency of chitosan hydrogel

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, C Wong, P Heidarian, K Badii, A Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 11-18, Fibers and polymers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Bending control of a 3D printed polyelectrolyte soft actuator with uncertain model

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, M Maheepala, S Khoo, A Kaynak

(2019), Vol. 288, pp. 134-143, Sensors and actuators, A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Nanogrooved carbon microtubes for wet three-dimensional printing of conductive composite structures

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, S Seyedin, Z Komeily Nia, A Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 68, pp. 922-928, Polymer international, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Wet 3-D printing of epoxy cross-linked chitosan/carbon microtube composite

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, P Heidarian, A Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 1732-1737, Polymers for advanced technologies, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Fabrication of a conductive composite structure with enhanced stretchability using direct-write 3D printing

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, S Adams, P Heidarian, A Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 6, Materials research express, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

Dynamic hydrogels and polymers as inks for three-dimensional printing

P Heidarian, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, M Paulino, B Nasri-Nasrabadi

(2019), Vol. 5, pp. 2688-2707, ACS biomaterials science and engineering, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

System identification and robust tracking of a 3D printed soft actuator

Ali Zolfagharian, Akif Kaynak, Amin Noshadi, Abbas Kouzani

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 1-11, Smart materials and structures, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Cyclic cryogelation: a novel approach to control the distribution of carbonized cellulose fibres within polymer hydrogels

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, Z Komeily Nia, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 549-558, Cellulose, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

An electroactive polymer composite with reinforced bending strength, based on tubular micro carbonized-cellulose

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, Z Komeily Nia, J Li, A Zolfagharian, S Adams, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 334, pp. 1775-1780, Chemical engineering journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

3D printed soft parallel actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, A Noshadi, A Kaynak

(2018), Vol. 27, Smart materials and structures, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

Pattern-driven 4D printing

A Zolfagharian, A Kaynak, S Khoo, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 274, pp. 231-243, Sensors and actuators, A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Polyelectrolyte soft actuators: 3D printed chitosan and cast gelatin

A Zolfagharian, A Kaynak, S Khoo, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 138-150, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article

Surface nanogrooving of carbon microtubes

Bijan Nasri-Nasrabadi, Akif Kaynak, Zahra Komeily-Nia, Scott Adams, Jingliang Li, Abbas Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-8, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Sodium alginate/magnesium oxide nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak, P Heidarian, Z Komeily-Nia, M Mehrasa, H Salehi, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 29, pp. 2553-2559, Polymers for advanced technologies, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

A miniature and low-cost glucose measurement system

S Adams, E Buber, T Bicak, Y Yagci, L Toppare, A Kaynak, A Kouzani

(2018), Vol. 38, pp. 841-849, Biocybernetics and biomedical engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Soil bulk density estimation methods: a review

A Gatea, Abbas Kouzani, Akif Kaynak, Sui Khoo, Michael Norton, Will Gates

(2018), Vol. 28, pp. 581-596, Pedosphere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Online and design-based learning in sophomore engineering mechanics

J Long, Akif Kaynak, mariana Paulino, siva Chandrasekaran

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 1-19, International journal on innovations in online education, Danbury, Conn., C1

journal article
2017

Experimental investigation of thermo-physical properties of soil using solarisation technology

A Gatea, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, S Khoo, M Norton

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 649-661, American journal of applied sciences, [Vails Gate, N.Y.], C1

journal article

Development and analysis of a 3D printed hydrogel soft actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Kaynak

(2017), Vol. 265, pp. 94-101, Sensors and actuators, A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

3D printed hydrogel soft actuators

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, I Gibson, A Kaynak

(2017), pp. 2272-2277, TENCON 2016 : Technologies for smart nation : Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, E1

conference

A study on tunable bulk acoustic wave macro resonators

H Lim, A Kouzani, A Kaynak

(2017), pp. 1773-1776, TENCON 2016 : Technologies for smart nation : Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, E1

conference

3D printing of a photo-thermal self-folding actuator

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, S Adams, S Khoo, M Norton, I Gibson, A Kaynak

(2017), pp. 15-22, DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Victoria, E1

conference
2016

Conductive polymer coatings

A Kaynak

(2016), pp. 113-136, Active coatings for smart textiles, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Change in dielectric properties in the microwave frequency region of polypyrrole-coated textiles during aging

E Hakansson, A Kaynak, A Kouzani

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-13, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Evolution of 3D printed soft actuators

A Zolfagharian, A Kouzani, S Khoo, A Moghadam, I Gibson, A Kaynak

(2016), Vol. 250, pp. 258-272, Sensors and actuators A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Control-oriented modeling of a polymeric soft robot

A Moghadam, K Torabi, A Kaynak, M Zainal Alam, A Kouzani, B Mosadegh

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 82-97, Soft robotics, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article
2015

A protocol for improving fabrication yield of thin SU-8 microcantilevers for use in an aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, X Dai, G Littlefair, W Duan

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 371-380, Microsystem technologies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

RF rectifiers for EM power harvesting in a deep brain stimulating device

M Hosain, A Kouzani, S Tye, A Kaynak, M Berk

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 157-172, Australasian physical and engineering sciences in medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Equivalent dynamic thermoviscoelastic modeling of ionic polymers

A Moghadam, V Alizadeh, M Tahani, A Kouzani, A Kaynak

(2015), Vol. 26, pp. 385-391, Polymers for advanced technologies, Chichester, Eng, C1

journal article

Development of a novel soft parallel robot equipped with polymeric artificial muscles

A Moghadam, A Kouzani, K Torabi, A Kaynak, M Shahinpoor

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 1-8, Smart materials and structures, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Nonlinear large deformation dynamic analysis of electroactive polymer actuators

A Moghadam, A Kouzani, R Zamani, K Magniez, A Kaynak

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1601-1623, Smart structures and systems, Seoul, Republic of Korea, C1

journal article

Design and fabrication of an electrode for low-actuation-voltage electrowetting-on-dielectric devices

M Samad, A Kouzani, M Rahman, K Magniez, A Kaynak

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 20-25, Procedia technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2014

Study of oxygen plasma pre-treatment of polyester fabric for improved polypyrrole adhesion

T Mehmood, A Kaynak, X Dai, A Kouzani, K Magniez, D Rubin De Celis, C Hurren, J Du Plessis

(2014), Vol. 143, pp. 668-675, Materials Chemistry and Physics, C1

journal article

A surface-stress-based microcantilever aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, W Duan, X Dai, A Kaynak, D Mair

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 15-24, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, C1

journal article

Nonlinear dynamic modeling of ionic polymer conductive network composite actuators using rigid finite element method

A Moghadam, W Hong, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, R Zamani, R Montazami

(2014), Vol. 217, pp. 168-182, Sensors and actuators A: physical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Theoretical modeling and experimental validation of surface stress in thrombin aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, X Dai, G Littlefair, W Duan

(2014), Vol. 13, pp. 384-391, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, C1

journal article

Development of a compact rectenna for wireless powering of a head-mountable deep brain stimulation device

M Hosain, A Kouzani, S Tye, O Abulseoud, A Amiet, A Galehdar, A Kaynak, M Berk

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 1-13, IEEE journal of translational engineering in health and medicine, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Design and evaluation of a microcantilever aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, W Duan, X Dai, A Kaynak, D Mair

(2014), pp. 221-224, ISCAS 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

Analysis of droplet mixing and splitting operations by a low actuation voltage electrowetting-on-dielectric device

M Samad, A Kouzani, M Hosain, K Magniez, M Islam, A Kaynak, S Das, M Zainal Alam, A Amiri Moghadam

(2014), pp. 289-294, ICE2T 2014 : Proceedings of 2014 4th International Conference on Engineering Technology and Technopreneuship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, E1

conference
2013

Study of radio frequency plasma treatment of PVDF film using Ar, O2 and (Ar + O2) gases for improved polypyrrole adhesion

A Kaynak, T Mehmood, X Dai, K Magniez, A Kouzani

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 3482-3493, Materials, C1

journal article
2012

Optimization of polymerization conditions and thermal degradation of conducting polypyrrole coated polyester fabrics

T Mehmood, A Kaynak, A Mahmood, A Kouzani

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 153-158, Fibers and Polymers, C1

journal article

Developing LSPR design guidelines

D Mortazavi, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, W Duan

(2012), Vol. 126, pp. 203-235, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, C1

journal article

Low actuation wideband RF MEMS shunt capacitive switch

Y Mafinejad, A Kouzani, K Mafinezhad, A Kaynak

(2012), Vol. 29, pp. 1292-1297, Procedia Engineering, C1

journal article

Improved bonding and conductivity of polypyrrole on polyester by gaseous plasma treatment

T Mehmood, X Dai, A Kaynak, A Kouzani

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1006-1014, Plasma Processes and Polymers, C1

journal article

Compact stacked planar inverted-F antenna for passive deep brain stimulation implants

M Hosain, A Kouzani, S Tye, D Mortazavi, A Kaynak

(2012), pp. 851-854, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, E1

conference

Investigating nanoparticle-substrate interaction in LSPR biosensing using the image-charge theory

D Mortazavi, A Kouzani, A Kaynak

(2012), pp. 2363-2366, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, E1

conference
2011

Electrochemical fabrication and modelling of mechanical behavior of a tri-layer polymer actuator

A Kaynak, C Yang, Y Lim, A Kouzani

(2011), Vol. 125, pp. 113-117, Materials Chemistry and Physics, C1

journal article

Methods of coating textiles with soluble conducting polymers

A Kaynak, R Foitzik

(2011), Vol. 15, pp. 107-113, Research journal of textile and apparel, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, C1

journal article

A micromechanical biosensor with interdigitated capacitor readout

Y Lim, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, R Al-Ameri, W Duan

(2011), pp. 42-46, 2011 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2011, E1

conference

Nano-plasmonic biosensors: A review

D Mortazavi, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, W Duan

(2011), pp. 31-36, 2011 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2011, E1

conference

Electromagnetic field and other physical methods influencing cell growth in mammal cell culture systems

M Hosain, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, C Lefevre

(2011), pp. 150-153, 2011 International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, ASEMD 2011, E1

conference
2010

Synthesis, characterization and analytical modelling of mechanical behavior of a conducting polymer actuator

A Kaynak, C Yang, A Kouzani

(2010), Vol. 654-656, pp. 2467-2470, Materials Science Forum, C1

journal article

Synthesis and characterization of soluble conducting polymers

A Kaynak, A Kaynak, R Foitzik, R Foitzik

(2010), Vol. 14, pp. 45-52, Research journal of textile and apparel, Hong Kong, C1

journal article

Effects of design parameters on sensitivity of microcantilever biosensors

Y Lim, A Kouzani, W Duan, A Kaynak

(2010), pp. 177-181, 2010 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME2010, E1

conference

Design and construction of a micropump for drug delivery applications

A Kouzani, M Ivankovic, M Fielding, A Kaynak, C Yang, W Duan, E Hu

(2010), pp. 182-187, 2010 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME2010, E1

conference
2009

Characterization of conducting polymer coated fabrics at microwave frequencies

A Kaynak, E Hkansson

(2009), Vol. 21, pp. 117-126, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, C1

journal article

Fluorescence and conductivity studies on wool

A Kaynak, R Foitzik, F Pfeffer

(2009), Vol. 113, pp. 480-484, Materials Chemistry and Physics, C1

journal article

The influence of polymerization time and dopant concentration on the absorption of microwave radiation in conducting polypyrrole coated textiles

A Kaynak, E Hkansson, A Amiet

(2009), Vol. 159, pp. 1373-1380, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Decay of electrical conductivity in p-toluene sulfonate doped polypyrrole films

A Kaynak

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 590-593, Fibers and Polymers, C1

journal article

Optical microsensor for counting food substance particles in lab-on-a-chips

A Dixon, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, B Sexton

(2009), pp. 4628-4633, Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, E1

conference
2008

Short-term heating tests on doped polypyrrole-coated polyester fabrics

A Kaynak, E Hkansson

(2008), Vol. 158, pp. 350-354, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Conducting nylon, cotton and wool yarns by continuous vapor polymerization of pyrrole

A Kaynak, S Najar, R Foitzik

(2008), Vol. 158, pp. 1-5, Synthetic Metals, C1-1

journal article
2007

Improvement of adhesion of conductive polypyrrole coating on wool and polyester fabrics using atmospheric plasma treatment

S Garg, C Hurren, A Kaynak

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 41-47, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Conductive wool yarns by continuous vapour phase polymerization of pyrrole

S Najar, A Kaynak, R Foitzik

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 1-4, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Synthesis and polymerisation of ?,?-bis(3-pyrrolyl)alkanes

R Foitzik, A Kaynak, F Pfeffer

(2007), Vol. 63, pp. 4237-4242, Tetrahedron, C1

journal article

Electromagnetic interference shielding and radiation absorption in thin polypyrrole films

E Hkansson, A Amiet, S Nahavandi, A Kaynak

(2007), Vol. 43, pp. 205-213, European Polymer Journal, C1

journal article

Conductive poly(?,?-bis(3-pyrrolyl)alkanes)-coated wool fabrics

R Foitzik, A Kaynak, F Pfeffer

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 534-539, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Dielectric characterization of conducting textiles using free space transmission measurements: Accuracy and methods for improvement

E Hkansson, A Amiet, A Kaynak

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 1054-1063, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Effect of weight reduction pre-treatment on the electrical and thermal properties of polypyrrole coated woven polyester fabrics

H Tavanai, A Kaynak

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 764-769, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Synthesis and polymerization studies of 3-(+) and (-)-menthyl carboxylate pyrroles

R Foitzik, E Bowen, A Taylor, F Pfeffer, A Kaynak

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 924-929, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Effects of laundering on conductivity of polypyrrole-coated textiles

C Hurren, A Kaynak, X Wang

(2007), Vol. 11, pp. 11-17, Research journal of textile and apparel, Kowloon, Hong Kong, C1

journal article

Conducting polymer coated fabrics for potential applications in microwave frequencies : a study of electromagnetic properties

E Hkansson, A Kaynak

(2007), pp. 156-164, 3rd International Technical Textiles Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, E1

conference
2006

Application of soluble poly(3-alkylpyrrole) polymers on textiles

R Foitzik, A Kaynak, F Pfeffer

(2006), Vol. 156, pp. 637-642, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Electromagnetic shielding properties of polypyrrole/polyester composites in the 1-18 GHz frequency range

E Hkansson, A Amiet, A Kaynak

(2006), Vol. 156, pp. 917-925, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

The effects of dye dopants on the conductivity and optical absorption properties of polypyrrole

E Hkansson, T Lin, H Wang, A Kaynak

(2006), Vol. 156, pp. 1194-1202, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Synthesis, polymerization and wool coating studies of 3-iso-butylpyrrole and 3-iso-pentylpyrrole

R Foitzik, A Kaynak, F Pfeffer, J Beckman

(2006), Vol. 156, pp. 1333-1340, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Thermal conductivity studies on wool fabrics with conductive coatings

J Wang, A Kaynak, L Wang, X Liu

(2006), Vol. 97, pp. 265-269, Journal of the textile institute, Manchester, England, C1

journal article
2005

Soluble poly-3-alkylpyrrole polymers on films and fabrics

R Foitzik, A Kaynak, J Beckmann, F Pfeffer

(2005), Vol. 155, pp. 185-190, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Generating heat from conducting polypyrrole-coated PET fabrics

A Kaynak, E Hkansson

(2005), Vol. 24, pp. 194-207, Advances in Polymer Technology, C1

journal article

Polypyrrole nanoparticles and dye absorption properties

H Wang, T Lin, A Kaynak

(2005), Vol. 151, pp. 136-140, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Development of a cooling fabric from conducting polymer coated fibres: Proof of concept

E Hu, A Kaynak, Y Li

(2005), Vol. 150, pp. 139-143, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Frictional and tensile properties of conducting polymer coated wool and alpaca fibers

L Wang, T Lin, X Wang, A Kaynak

(2005), Vol. 6, pp. 259-262, Fibers and Polymers, C1

journal article

Polymerising pyrrole on polyester textiles and controlling the conductivity through coating thickness

T Lin, L Wang, X Wang, A Kaynak

(2005), Vol. 479, pp. 77-82, Thin Solid Films, C1

journal article
2004

Characterization of conducting polymer coated synthetic fabrics for heat generation

E Hakansson, A Kaynak, T Lin, S Nahavandi, T Jones, E Hu

(2004), Vol. 144, pp. 21-28, Synthetic Metals, C1

journal article

Conductive fabrics for heating applications

A Kaynak, E Hkansson, S Nahavandi

(2004), pp. 111-121, Mechatronics 2004 : 9th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, Ankara, 30 Aug-1 Sept 2004 : conference proceedings, Ankara, Turkey, E1

conference

Fluorescence quenching behaviour of hyperbranched polymer to the nitro-compounds

H Wang, T Lin, F Bai, A Kaynak

(2004), Vol. 169, pp. 459-468, NANOENGINEERED NANOFIBROUS MATERIALS, Belek-Antalya, TURKEY, E1

conference
2003

Effect of synthesis parameters on the electrical conductivity of polypyrrole-coated poly(ethylene terephthalate) fabrics

A Kaynak, R Beltran

(2003), Vol. 52, pp. 1021-1026, Polymer International, C1

journal article
2002

Correlating the fineness and residual gum content of degummed hemp fibres

R Beltran, C Hurren, A Kaynak, X Wang

(2002), Vol. 3, pp. 129-133, Fibers and Polymers, C1

journal article

Characterization of conductive polypyrrole coated wool yarns

A Kaynak, L Wang, C Hurren, X Wang

(2002), Vol. 3, pp. 24-30, Fibers and Polymers, C1

journal article

A new method of evaluating the fineness and residual gum content of hemp fibres

R Beltran, C Hurren, A Kaynak, X Wang

(2002), pp. 1-12, Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Ecological Fabric in the 21st Century, Beijing, China, E1-1

conference
2001

Aging studies on conducting polypyrrole

Akif Kaynak

(2001), Vol. 2, pp. 171-177, Fibers and Polymers, C1

journal article

FT-Raman spectroscopic study of the formation of polyenes during thermal degradation of poly(vinyl chloride) and poly (N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) blends

A Kaynak, J Bartley, G George

(2001), Vol. 38, pp. 1033-1048, Journal of macromolecular science : part A : pure and applied chemistry, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2000

Change of mechanical and electrical properties of polypyrrole films with dopant concentration and oxidative aging

A Kaynak, L Rintoul, G George

(2000), Vol. 35, pp. 813-824, Materials research bulletin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
1998

Electrical conductivity of polypyrrole films at a temperature range of 70 K to 350 K

A Kaynak

(1998), Vol. 33, pp. 81-88, Materials research bulletin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
1996

Some microwave and mechanical properties of carbon fiber-polypropylene and carbon black-polypropylene composites

A Kaynak, A Polat, U Yilmazer

(1996), Vol. 31, pp. 1195-1206, Materials research bulletin, Kidlington, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of galvanostatically synthesized conducting polypyrrole films in the 300-2000 MHz frequency range

A Kaynak

(1996), Vol. 31, pp. 845-860, Materials research bulletin, Kidlington, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1994

Conducting polymers: properties and applications

J Unsworth, C Conn, Z Jin, A Kaynak, R Ediriweera, P Innis, N Booth

(1994), Vol. 5, pp. 595-604, Journal of intelligent material systems and structures, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A study of microwave transmission, reflection, absorption, and shielding effectiveness of conducting polypyrrole films

A Kaynak, J Unsworth, R Clout, A Mohan, G Beard

(1994), Vol. 54, pp. 269-278, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article
1993

Study of conducting polypyrrole films in the microwave region

A Kaynak, J Unsworth, G Beard, R Clout

(1993), Vol. 28, pp. 1109-1125, Materials research bulletin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Microwave transmission, reflection and dielectric properties of conducting and semiconducting polypyrrole films and powders

J Unsworth, A Kaynak, B Lunn, G Beard

(1993), Vol. 28, pp. 3307-3312, Journal of materials science, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

PhD Scholarship - Novel Conducting Polymer Films and Coated Textiles

A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Mr Richard Foitzik 

AWI Scholarship - Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2008: $24,182
  • 2007: $5,000
  • 2006: $11,000

Coloured Conductive Textiles

A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Dr Lijing Wang, Prof Xungai Wang, Mr Richard Foitzik , Mrs Hong Wang

AWI Grant - Research - Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2006: $11,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Bio-medical and healthcare applications of fibres and textiles

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Peter Cookson, Prof Tong Lin, A/Prof Akif Kaynak

  • 2007: $7,500
  • 2006: $67,500

Other Funding Sources

RP2-06 Coating Facility Phase 2 and Phase 3

Prof Mike Yongjun Tan, Prof Qipeng Guo, A/Prof Akif Kaynak

  • 2014: $20,800
  • 2013: $114,800

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Bijan Nasri Nasrabadi

Thesis entitled: Wet 3D printing of natural polymer based conductive composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2018

Ali Zolfagharian

Thesis entitled: 3D Printed Soft Actuators

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2013

Tariq Mehmood

Thesis entitled: IMPROVEMENT OF POLYPYRROLE COATING ADHESION BY RADIO FREQUENCY PLASMA

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2007

Eva Haakansson

Thesis entitled: Characteristics of Conducting Textiles in the Microwave Frequency Range

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Richard Foitzik

Thesis entitled: Novel Conducting Polymer Films and Coated Textiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2006

Hong Wang

Thesis entitled: An Investigation of Polypyrrole Coated Conductive Textiles

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2016

Vikram Ganapathy Nadar

Thesis entitled: A Wireless Networked Embedded System for Product Usage Monitoring

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering

Mst. Fateha Samad

Thesis entitled: A Low Actuation Voltage Electrowetting on Dielectric Device

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2015

Yasser Mafi Nejad

Thesis entitled: Development of a Low Actuation Voltage Electrostatic RF MEMS Switch

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2014

MD Kamal Hosain

Thesis entitled: Rectenna Circuits for RF Energy Harvesting in Miniature DBS Devices

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Daryoush Mortazavi

Thesis entitled: DESIGN, MODELLING, FABRICATION, AND EVALUATION OF A TUNEABLE LSPR DEVICE

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2012

Yang Lim

Thesis entitled: Surface-Stress-Based Microcantilever Aptasensor

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2008

Minoo Naebe

Thesis entitled: Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites and Nanofibres: Influence of Polymer Morphology

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials