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Dr Christopher Hurren

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow (Fibre Science And Technology)

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2011
Bachelor of TESOL, Deakin University, 2003
Bachelor of Engineering, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 1993

Contact

Career highlights

2011 - present: Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University
2001 - 2010: Technical Services Manager, Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University
1998 - 2001: Scouring, Dyeing and Finishing Technician, International Fibre Centre
1996 - 1998: Textile Engineer, Australian Dyeing Company
1993 - 1996: Production Supervisor (Dyehouse), Woolshed Yarns

Research interests

Dr Hurren's research has been focused on the areas of hemp fibres, biomaterials, functional fabrics, organic powder manufacture, ultrasonic wool cleaning, titania sol-gel coatings and polymer extrusion. His expertise is in scale up of research by taking it from the laboratory into industrial manufacture. He was Design Engineer-Interior for the design of a T-model Ford for the 21st Century competition of which Deakin University was a joint winner.
Dr Hurren spent eight years in industry as a textile colourist and fabric finisher and has a strong understanding of the textile manufacturing chain. He has significant knowledge and experience in the testing of textiles and has contributed to two book chapters on this topic.

Affiliations

Textile Institute

Fibre Society

Society of Automotive Engineers

Awards

Winner of the Bennett Family Award for Textile Excellence                    2001
Winner of the Kempe International Award for best technology project    2001
Vice Chancellors award for outstanding contribution for outstanding      2003
contribution to another area of the strategic plan (Formula SAE)
Contributor in a successful Strategic Teaching and Learning Grant       2004
Contributor in the successful submission for the “Ford Model-T of         2008
the 21st Century” design challenge
Vice Chancellors award for the most outstanding contribution  to           2009
to delivering effective partnerships and the Vice Chancellors award
for outstanding contribution through innovation (Ford T2 project)
Winner of the Smart Geelong Network Research Awards in the             2010
category of “Save the Planet”
 

Publications

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2022

Textiles in soft robots: Current progress and future trends

C Fu, Z Xia, C Hurren, A Nilghaz, X Wang

(2022), Vol. 196, pp. 1-25, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A modified resistance to compression (RtC) test for evaluation of natural fiber softness

H Yu, C Hurren, X Liu, S Gordon, X Wang

(2022), Vol. 92, pp. 1771-1781, Textile Research Journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Efficient extraction of technical fibers from hemp in an ethanol-water mixture

P Lyu, L Xia, X Jiang, X Liu, W Xu, C Hurren, X Wang

(2022), Vol. 178, pp. 1-11, Industrial Crops and Products, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Numerical analysis of heat transfer in ring spinning

X Wu, C Hurren, W Li, X Wang

(2022), pp. 1-18, Textile Research Journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Multi-sensorized pneumatic artificial muscle yarns

C Fu, K Wang, W Tang, A Nilghaz, C Hurren, X Wang, W Xu, B Su, Z Xia

(2022), Vol. 446, pp. 1-11, Chemical Engineering Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Reusing ethanol-water and recovering residual gum in hemp degumming

P Lyu, L Xia, X Liu, W Xu, C Hurren, X Wang

(2022), Vol. 185, pp. 1-11, Industrial Crops and Products, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Tensile Properties of Australian Soft Rolling Skin Wool and Conventional Merino Wool

H Yu, C Hurren, X Liu, X Wang

(2022), pp. 1-14, Journal of Natural Fibers, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Coloured powder from coloured textile waste for fabric printing application

L Gan, Z Xiao, J Zhang, R Van Amber, C Hurren, W Xu, Y Wang, X Wang

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 1179-1189, Cellulose, C1

journal article

Effects of gallic acid grafted chitosan on improving light fastness of cotton fabric dyed with gardenia yellow

Z Zhao, C Hurren, L Zhou, L Sun, J Wu

(2021), Vol. 112, pp. 1954-1964, Journal of the Textile Institute, C1

journal article

A Straightforward Approach for High-Level Anticounterfeiting and Antibacterial Applications Based on Photoluminescent Fibers/Yarns

P Lyu, G Li, Y Zhao, H Chi, X Wang, C Hurren, D Chen, W Xu, X Liu

(2021), Vol. 6, Advanced Materials Technologies, C1

journal article

Effect of oleic purity on the chemical structure, thermal and rheological properties of bio-based polymers derived from high oleic cottonseed oil via RAFT polymerization

H Gan, S Hutchinson, C Hurren, Q Liu, X Wang, R Long

(2021), Vol. 171, Industrial Crops and Products, C1

journal article

Understanding the difference in softness of Australian Soft Rolling Skin wool and conventional Merino wool

H Yu, C Hurren, X Liu, X Wang

(2021), Textile Research Journal, C1-1

journal article

Degumming methods for bast fibers-A mini review

P Lyu, Y Zhang, X Wang, C Hurren

(2021), Vol. 174, Industrial Crops and Products, C1-1

journal article
2020

Analyzing the thermal and hygral behavior of wool and its impact on fabric dimensional stability for wool processing and garment manufacturing

Q Zhou, W Wang, Y Zhang, C Hurren, Q Li

(2020), Vol. 90, pp. 2175-2183, Textile Research Journal, C1

journal article

Effects of UV absorbers and reducing agents on light fastness of cotton fabrics pre-dyed with sodium copper chlorophyllin and gardenia yellow

Z Zhao, M Zhang, C Hurren, L Zhou, J Wu, L Sun

(2020), Vol. 90, pp. 2245-2257, Textile Research Journal, C1

journal article

Study on photofading of two natural dyes sodium copper chlorophyllin and gardenia yellow on cotton

Z Zhao, M Zhang, C Hurren, L Zhou, J Wu, L Sun

(2020), Vol. 27, pp. 8405-8427, Cellulose, C1

journal article

In situ synthesis of a double-layer chitosan coating on cotton fabric to improve the color fastness of sodium copper chlorophyllin

Z Zhao, C Hurren, M Zhang, L Zhou, J Wu, L Sun

(2020), Vol. 13, pp. 1-16, Materials, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

Ultrasonic scouring as a pretreatment of wool and its application in low-temperature dyeing

Y Pan, W Wang, K Gong, C Hurren, Q Li

(2019), Vol. 89, pp. 1975-1982, Textile research journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Dynamic analysis of spinning triangle geometry part 2: spinning triangle geometry and yarn quality

N Haleem, S Gordon, X Liu, C Hurren, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 110, pp. 671-679, Journal of the textile institute, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Dynamic analysis of spinning triangle geometry part 1: validation of methodology

N Haleem, S Gordon, X Liu, C Hurren, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 110, pp. 660-670, Journal of the textile institute, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Investigating the cotton ring spun yarn structure using micro computerized tomography and digital image processing techniques

N Haleem, X Liu, C Hurren, S Gordon, S Najar, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 89, pp. 3007-3023, Textile research journal, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2018

Effect of sonochemical scouring on the surface morphologies, mechanical properties, and dyeing abilities of wool fibres

Y Pan, C Hurren, Q Li

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 227-233, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Char production using waste fibers from dehairing processes

Z Zou, J Wu, X Liu, C Hurren

(2018), Vol. 109, pp. 1529-1535, Journal of the Textile Institute, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Research on the influence of yarn parameters on the ultraviolet protection of yarns

Y Yu, C Hurren, K Millington, L Sun, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 108, pp. 178-188, Journal of the Textile Institute, C1

journal article

Understanding the influence of fibre, yarn and fabric parameters on UV protection of wool-knitted fabrics

Y Yu, C Hurren, K Millington, L Sun, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 108, pp. 1609-1617, Journal of the textile institute, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

A study on wicking in natural staple yarns

Q Li, J Wang, C Hurren

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 400-409, Journal of natural fibers, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Validation of the abrasion resistance test protocols and performance criteria of EN13595: the probability of soft tissue injury to motorcycle riders by abrasion resistance of their clothing

L Meredith, C Hurren, E Clarke, M Fitzharris, M Baldock, L de Rome, J Olivier, J Brown

(2017), Vol. 61, pp. 1-7, Journal of safety research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2016

Effects of fibre parameters on the ultraviolet protection of fibre assemblies

Y Yu, C Hurren, K Millington, L Sun, X Wang

(2016), Vol. 107, pp. 614-624, Journal of the textile institute, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The effect of fibrous structural difference on thermal insulation properties of biological composites: silkworm cocoons

X Jin, J Zhang, C Hurren, J Li, R Rajkhowa, X Wang

(2016), Vol. 86, pp. 1935-1946, Textile research journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Colour effect on fibre diameter measurement with OFDA 2000

Q Li, P Brady, C Hurren, X Wang

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 102-106, Indian journal of fibre and textile research, New Delhi, India, C1

journal article

Abrasion resistance performance of clothing worn by Australian motorcyclists

L Meredith, E Clarke, C Hurren, M Fitzharris, M Baldock, J Olivier, J Brown, E de Rome

(2016), pp. 505-506, IRCOBI 2016 : Proceedings of the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Conference, Malaga, Spain, E1-1

conference
2015

UV protection performance of textiles affected by fiber cross-sectional shape

Y Yu, C Hurren, K Millington, L Sun, X Wang

(2015), Vol. 85, pp. 1946-1960, Textile research journal, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Degradation of organic dyes by P25-reduced graphene oxide: influence of inorganic salts and surfactants

J Wang, H Zhu, C Hurren, J Zhao, E Pakdel, Z Li, X Wang

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1437-1443, Journal of environmental chemical engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Extended studies on fibre diameter measurement with OFDA instrument

Q Li, C Hurren, X Zhang, X Wang

(2015), Vol. 671, pp. 347-355, Key EngWool and Textiles Sustainable Development : Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 13th International Wool Research Conference (IWRC-13) and AATCC Sustainability Symposium (AATCC-SS), June 10-14, 2015, Hangzhou, Chinaineering Materials, Hangzhou, China, E1

conference

Motorcycle clothing fabric burst failure during high speed impact with an abrasive surface

J Blight, P Phillips, K Hickling, C Hurren

(2015), pp. 1-5, Proceedings of the 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, E1

conference
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, P du

(2014), Vol. 143, pp. 668-675, Materials chemistry and physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Adapting ultrasonic assisted wool scouring for industrial application

Q Li, C Ding, H Yu, C Hurren, X Wang

(2014), Vol. 84, pp. 1183-1190, Textile Research Journal, London, United Kingdom, C1

journal article
2013

Bending and abrasion fatigue of common suture materials used in arthroscopic and open orthopedic surgery

E Savage, C Hurren, S Slader, L Khan, A Sutti, R Page

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 132-138, Journal of orthopaedic research, Hoboken, N. J., C1

journal article

Understanding in-vivo abrasion fatigue or common suture materials used in arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery

C Hurren, A Sutti, E Savage, S Slader, R Page

(2013), Vol. 86, pp. 34-39, Advances in science and technology, Stafa-Zuerich, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2012

The impact of textile wet colouration on the environment in 2011

C Hurren, Q Li, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 441, pp. 540-543, Advanced materials research, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Thermal and mechanical properties of ultrasonically treated wool

Q Li, C Hurren, H Yu, C Ding, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 82, pp. 195-202, Textile research journal, London, U.K., C1

journal article
2011

Frequency dependence of ultrasonic wool scouring

Q Li, C Hurren, L Wang, T Lin, H Yu, C Ding, X Wang

(2011), Vol. 102, pp. 505-513, Journal of The Textile Institute, Manchester, England, C1

journal article

Rapid fibre diameter measurement in aqueous solutions with OFDA 2000

Q Li, P Brady, C Hurren, X Wang

(2011), Vol. 102, pp. 500-504, Journal of the textile institute, Manchester, England, C1

journal article

Using hydroxy carboxylate to synthesize gold nanoparticles in heating and photochemical reactions and their application in textile colouration

B Tang, J Tao, S Xu, J Wang, C Hurren, W Xu, L Sun, X Wang

(2011), Vol. 172, pp. 601-607, Chemical engineering journal, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Ultrasonic scouring of wool and its effects on fibre breakage during carding

Q Li, C Hurren, C Ding, L Wang, T Lin, X Wang

(2011), Vol. 102, pp. 1059-1064, Textile institute journal, Abingdon, U. K., C1

journal article
2010

Cuticle modifications and dyeing property of ultrasonically scoured wool

Q Li, C Hurren, X Wang

(2010), pp. 77-80, IWRC 2010 : Proceedings of the 12th International Wool Research Conference Vol. 1 : Low-carbon Era, Ecological Wool, Creative Tech, Better Life, Shanghai, China, E1

conference
2009

Improvement in mechanical properties of aluminum polypropylene composite fiber

M Naebe, C Hurren, A Maazouz, K Lamawar, X Wang

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 662-666, Fibers and polymers, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Analysis of the effects of atmospheric helium plasma treatment on the surface structure of jute fibres and resulting composite properties

A Kafi, C Hurren, M Huson, B Fox

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 2109-2120, Journal of adhesion science and technology, Utrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2008

Dyeing and colouring tests for fabrics

C Hurren

(2008), pp. 255-274, Fabric testing, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

book chapter

Physical and mechanical testing of textiles

X Wang, X Liu, C Hurren

(2008), pp. 90-124, Fabric testing, London, England, B1

book chapter

Physical and mechanical testing of textiles

X Wang, X Liu, C Hurren

(2008), pp. 90-124, Fabric Testing, Bica Raton, FL., B1-1

book chapter

The effects of ultrasonic agitation in laundering on the properties of wool fabrics

C Hurren, P Cookson, X Wang

(2008), Vol. 15, pp. 1069-1074, Ultrasonics sonochemistry, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Photo-catalysis of red wine stains using titanium dioxide sol-gel coatings on wool fabrics

C Hurren, R Liu, X Liu, X Wang

(2008), Vol. 60, pp. 111-116, Advances in science & technology, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The dimensional and mechanical properties of wool/polyester fabrics made from vortex and ring-spun yarns

Q Li, P Brady, C Hurren, X Wang

(2008), Vol. 99, pp. 561-568, Journal of the Textile Institute, Manchester, England, C1

journal article

Influence of helium atmospheric plasma treatment on surface and fracture-mechanical behaviour of quickstep cured bio-composites

A Kafi, C Hurren, B Fox

(2008), AEWC 2008 : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advanced Engineered Wood and Hybrid Composites 2008, Bar Harbor, Maine, E1-1

conference
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, Lausanne, Switzerland, 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
2004

Effects of bleaching and dyeing on the quality of alpaca tops and yarns

X Liu, C Hurren, L Wang, X Wang

(2004), Vol. 5, pp. 128-133, Fibers and polymers, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal article
2003

Comparative analysis of two selective bleaching methods on alpaca fibers

X Liu, C Hurren, X Wang

(2003), Vol. 4, pp. 124-128, Fibers and polymers, Seoul, Korea, 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, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal article

Characterization of conductive polyprrole coated wool yarns

A Kaynak, L Wang, C Hurren, X Wang

(2002), Vol. 3, pp. 24-30, Fibers and polymers, Seoul, Korea, 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

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A study into the methods of cleaning wool

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Christopher Hurren

AWI Grant - Research - Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2009: $5,500
  • 2008: $12,000
  • 2007: $14,000
  • 2006: $28,000

Australian Ultrafine Wool Dehairing and Processing

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Christopher Hurren

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2015: $50,891
  • 2014: $99,992
  • 2013: $97,059
  • 2012: $46,731

New developments and opportunities for cotton yarns and fabrics

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Lu Sun

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2014: $13,660
  • 2013: $58,975

Improving grease recovery in wool scouring

Dr Jinfeng Wang, Dr Christopher Hurren, Prof Xungai Wang

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2015: $100,264
  • 2014: $130,000

A World Class Future Fibre Industry Transformation Research Hub

Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Tong Lin, Prof Joselito Razal, A/Prof Jingliang Li, Prof Luke Henderson, A/Prof Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Rangam Rajkhowa, A/Prof Alessandra Sutti, Prof Minoo Naebe, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Murray Height, Dr Ashley Denmead, Dr Rodney Dilley, Prof Marcus Atlas, Prof Gregory Rutledge, A/Prof Friedrich Vollrath, Prof David Kaplan, Prof Uwe Pieles, Dr Rudolf Hufenus, A/Prof Jeffrey Wiggins, Dr Ian Blanchonette, Dr Tony Pierlot, Prof Russell Varley, Dr Mandy De Souza, Dr Salwan Al-Assafi, Dr Linda Hillbrick, Dr Andrew Parratt, Mr Thomas Hussey

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2019: $500,069
  • 2018: $982,400
  • 2017: $986,915
  • 2016: $990,154
  • 2015: $1,434,570

Smart Cotton/Carbon Fabrics for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

Dr Jin Zhang, Dr Christopher Hurren, Prof Xungai Wang

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2018: $19,974
  • 2017: $119,822
  • 2016: $149,292
  • 2015: $29,814

High Sound Absorbing Composites from Recycled Cotton DU1901

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Christopher Hurren

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2020: $18,778
  • 2019: $18,775
  • 2018: $37,550

ARC Research Hub for Functional and Sustainable Fibres

Prof Joselito Razal, Prof Russell Varley, Prof Minoo Naebe, Prof Luke Henderson, A/Prof Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Alessandra Sutti, Dr Maryam Naebe, A/Prof Rangam Rajkhowa, A/Prof Weiwei Lei, Dr Christopher Hurren, Mr Warren Sexton, Wayne Best, Mr David Tester, Mr Joshua Handcock, Miss Mathilde Poulet, Dr Murray Height

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2022: $780,643
  • 2021: $1,018,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Performance fibres and textiles

Dr Lijing Wang, Prof Tong Lin, Dr Peter Cookson, Dr Christopher Hurren, Prof Xungai Wang

IFC Grant - Research - International Fibre Centre Limited

  • 2008: $8,000
  • 2007: $72,000

ADA Researcher in Business Hemp project

Dr Christopher Hurren, Mr Jing Wang

DIISR Grant - Enterprise Connect - Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development

  • 2013: $15,000
  • 2012: $35,000

Fibre alternative to nitrocellulose in lateral flow assays

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Qing Li

Department of State Development, Business and Innovation

  • 2014: $38,768

Development of Assessment and Rating Protocols for the Motorcycle Protective Clothing Program

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Liz de Rome, Prof Tom Gibson

Transport for NSW

  • 2016: $21,971

An epidemiological study of motorcycle crashes in Tasmania

Dr Liz de Rome, Dr Christopher Hurren

Motor Accidents Insurance Board

  • 2017: $38,487

Trial Phase Testing for Motorcycle Protective Clothing Program

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Liz de Rome, Dr Xin Liu, Prof Tom Gibson

Transport for NSW

  • 2018: $336,457
  • 2017: $175,000

Reducing COD from wastewater with a reusable photocatalyst

Dr Jinfeng Wang, Dr Christopher Hurren, Prof Xungai Wang

Barwon Water

  • 2018: $15,960

Motorcycle Safety Levy . On-road abrasion testing of motorcycle clothing

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Liz de Rome

Department of Transport

  • 2021: $80,000
  • 2020: $24,000

Guide for Manufacturers

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Liz de Rome

Transport for NSW, Department of Transport

  • 2022: $130,500
  • 2021: $40,000

Industry and Other Funding

Materials for protective gloves

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Christopher Hurren

Hysport International Pty Ltd

  • 2012: $112,000
  • 2011: $140,000
  • 2010: $40,000

RIB Placement Contract - Zhik Pty Ltd

Dr Christopher Hurren

Zhik Pty Ltd

  • 2012: $25,775
  • 2011: $48,000

Australian Ultrafine Wool Dehairing and Processing

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Christopher Hurren

Shangdong Ruyi Woolen Textile Co Ltd

  • 2014: $35,000
  • 2013: $100,000

Hemp fibre separation

Dr Christopher Hurren

Logistik Unicorp Inc.

  • 2012: $283,880
  • 2011: $80,000

ADA Researcher in Business Hemp project

Dr Christopher Hurren, Mr Jing Wang

Aust Defence Apparel - Grant Research

  • 2012: $83,374

Extreme sports safety program - Draggin Jeans

Dr Christopher Hurren

Draggin Jeans

  • 2014: $41,220
  • 2013: $57,708

Hemp Fibre separation - proof of concept

Dr Christopher Hurren

Logistik Unicorp Inc.

  • 2014: $34,000
  • 2013: $19,987

Fibre alternative to nitrocellulose in lateral flow assays

Dr Christopher Hurren

Nplex Pty Ltd

  • 2013: $10,000

Fibre alternative to nitrocellulose in lateral flow assays

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Qing Li

Nplex Pty Ltd

  • 2013: $9,692

Godfrey Hirst Australia Project Proposal: Plasma Treatment Trials

Dr Aiden Beer, Dr Christopher Hurren, Mr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Frank Chen

GHAPL Grant - Research - Godfrey Hirst Australia Pty Ltd

  • 2014: $12,465

Fibre alternative to nitrocellulose in lateral flow assays

Dr Christopher Hurren

Nplex Pty Ltd

  • 2015: $116,016
  • 2014: $62,740

A World Class Future Fibre Industry Transformation Research Hub

Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Tong Lin, Prof Joselito Razal, A/Prof Jingliang Li, Prof Luke Henderson, A/Prof Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Rangam Rajkhowa, A/Prof Alessandra Sutti, Prof Minoo Naebe, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Murray Height, Dr Ashley Denmead, Dr Rodney Dilley, Prof Marcus Atlas, Prof Gregory Rutledge, A/Prof Friedrich Vollrath, Prof David Kaplan, Prof Uwe Pieles, Dr Rudolf Hufenus, A/Prof Jeffrey Wiggins, Dr Ian Blanchonette, Dr Tony Pierlot, Prof Russell Varley, Dr Mandy De Souza, Dr Salwan Al-Assafi, Dr Linda Hillbrick, Dr Andrew Parratt, Mr Thomas Hussey

HeiQ Pty Ltd, Quickstep Automotive Pty Limited, Xefco Pty Ltd, Draggin Jeans, Cytomatrix Grant - Research, Carbon Revolution Pty Ltd, Ear Science Institute Australia Incorporated

  • 2021: $122,916
  • 2019: $600,000
  • 2018: $600,000
  • 2017: $600,000
  • 2016: $450,000

DorsaVi sensor attachment (project Newton Planet Innovation)

Dr Christopher Hurren

Planet Innovation

  • 2015: $7,500

Planet Innovation Thread project

Dr Christopher Hurren, Mr Patrick Phillips

Planet Innovation

  • 2016: $5,950

Shift gear clothing development project

Dr Christopher Hurren

Shift Gear Industries

  • 2016: $13,080

Fibre Deconstruction Polymer Addition Material Reassembly and Applications

Prof Xungai Wang, A/Prof Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Christopher Hurren, Prof Joselito Razal

Lincoln Agritech Ltd

  • 2018: $225,044
  • 2017: $300,193
  • 2016: $80,627

Planet Innovation DMTC MCM 10.41

Dr Christopher Hurren

Defence Materials Technology Centre

  • 2018: $34,772
  • 2017: $189,514

Development of Plasma Treatment Process for Zhik High Performance Garments - Phase II

Dr Frank Chen, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Jane Dai

Zhik Pty Ltd

  • 2018: $378
  • 2017: $99,580

Circular Denim

Prof Xungai Wang, A/Prof Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Rebecca Van Amber, A/Prof Nolene Byrne, Dr Christopher Hurren

H&M Foundation

  • 2017: $222,850

RECYCLED PLASTIC COMPOSITE OVERLAY TO REDUCE SERIOUS INJURY CRASHES INTO WIRE ROPE BARRIERS BY MOTORCYCLISTS

Dr Jin Zhang, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Liz de Rome

Transurban

  • 2017: $100,000

Improvements in the dyeing of wool top to Superblack colours - Jianyu Zhang scholarship

Dr Christopher Hurren, Prof Xungai Wang

AWI Scholarship - Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2020: $5,999
  • 2019: $30,000
  • 2017: $30,000

Knee brace evaluation

Dr Christopher Hurren

POD Active Pty Ltd

  • 2018: $16,127

Investigating the potential of glassine liner as a cellulose based acoustic insulation material.

Dr Dylan Hegh, Dr Christopher Hurren, Prof Joselito Razal

Enviroflex Pty Ltd

  • 2021: $12,000

Treck Master fabric

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Dylan Hegh

Treck Masters (Trading) Pty Ltd

  • 2021: $3,000

Xontas yarn.

Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Dylan Hegh

Repono Pty Ltd

  • 2021: $3,721

Other Funding Sources

Atmospheric Plasma Coating System.

A/Prof Weiwei Lei, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Dan Liu, Dr Frank Chen

Innovative Manfacturing CRC Limited

  • 2022: $331,375
  • 2021: $657,854
  • 2020: $370,469
  • 2019: $193,720

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2021

Jianyu Zhang

Thesis entitled: Super-black Wool Dyeing with Reactive Dyes The degradation of textile materials on different soil conditions

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

2020

Liangjun Xia

Thesis entitled: Cleaner coloration of cotton textiles and treatment of dyeing effluents

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2018

Houlei Gan

Thesis entitled: RAFT Polymers Containing Fatty Acid Biomass Derived from Cotton Seed Oil

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2017

Genevieve Alice Crowle

Thesis entitled: Effects of Cotton Structure and Surface Interactions on Dye Uptake

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate Supervisor
2021

Hao Yu

Thesis entitled: A Study on Australian Soft Rolling Skin Wool

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2020

Zhong Zhao

Thesis entitled: Improving Light Fastness of Cotton Fabric Dyed with Natural Dyes

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2017

Noman Haleem

Thesis entitled: Dynamics of Spinning Triangle Geometry and Its Effects on Yarn Quality

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Marinus Henricus Jacobus van der Sluijs

Thesis entitled: Improving the Quality of Australian Cotton during Processing

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2016

Yao Yu

Thesis entitled: UV interactions with fibres and fibrous structures

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2013

Bingshan Li

Thesis entitled: Production and Characterisation of Powdered Fibrous Materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials