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Dr Esfandiar Pakdel

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Research Fellow

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Biography summary

Dr. Esfandiar Pakdel received his PhD in October 2015 from Deakin University in Australia. His research expertise covers broad fields including smart textiles, multifunctional coatings, photocatalysis, functional nanomaterials, and wastewater treatment. He has conducted in-depth studies on novel characteristics such as self-cleaning, superhydrophobicity/superhydrophilicity, thermoregulation, antibacterial activity and UV-protection on textiles and fibrous materials. He currently conducts his research on up-recycling dry carbon fibre waste for developing value-added products in the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM). Dr. Pakdel is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards such as Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2017 (Deakin University) and PhotoCite A-Award-2014 (American Society for Photobiology).

Research interests

Multifunctional (Smart) textiles 

Nanocoatings

Surfaces with special wettability

Photocatalytic nanomaterials

Carbon fibre surface modification

Carbon fibre waste recycling

Professional activities

  • Guest Editor of the special issue “Advances in developing functional coatings on fibrous materials”, Materials (MDPI):
  • Review Editor- journal of Frontier in Materials.
  • Member of the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibers, Deakin University

Awards

  • (2017-2019) Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University.
  • (2015) Research Degree Publication Scholarship, Deakin University.
  • (2014) ASP Photocite A Award 2014 (Most cited original research article 2011-2014) awarded by American Society for Photobiology.
  • (2012) Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPRS)
  • (2011) Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
  • (2011) Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

Projects

  • (2020- present) Flame retardant fibres and textiles.
  • (2019-present) Developing value added products from carbon fibre waste.
  • (2017-2019) Developing visible-light-active photocatalysts and TiO2-based nanocomposites for selective photocatalytic activity.
  • (2017-2019) Natural melanin and its novel applications.
  • (2018) Denim-dyed denim (Global Change Award).
  • (2017-2019) Developing thermoregulating, heat blocking, flame retardant, and UV protective textiles using functional hollow glass microspheres.
  • (2016) Surface modification of carbon fibres with metal organic frameworks.
  • (2016) Powder production and processing from natural fibres waste.
  • (2015) Sericin protein recovery from silk degumming wastewater.
  • (2011-2015) Surface functionalisation of textiles using TiO2-based nanocomposites.
  • (2011) Synthesising stable colloids of TiO2 nanoparticles doped with noble metals.
  • (2010) Reducing photoyellowing of wool fabrics using TiO2 nanoparticles.
  • (2009-2010) Surface modification of protein fibres using cross-linking method.
  • (2009) Self-cleaning wool fabrics.

Publications

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2021

Carbon fibre waste recycling into hybrid nonwovens for electromagnetic interference shielding and sound absorption

E Pakdel, S Kashi, T Baum, K Usman, J Razal, R Varley, X Wang

(2021), Vol. 315, pp. 1-11, Journal of Cleaner Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Superhydrophobic and photocatalytic self-cleaning cotton fabric using flower-like N-doped TiO₂/PDMS coating

Esfandiar Pakdel, Hai Zhao, Jinfeng Wang, Bin Tang, Russell Varley, Xungai Wang

(2021), pp. 1-14, Cellulose, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2020

Titanium dioxide coated carbon foam as microreactor for improved sunlight driven treatment of cotton dyeing wastewater

X Lu, Z Li, Y Liu, B Tang, Y Zhu, J Razal, E Pakdel, J Wang, X Wang

(2020), Vol. 246, pp. 1-9, Journal of Cleaner Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Natural melanin/TiO2 hybrids for simultaneous removal of dyes and heavy metal ions under visible light

W Xie, E Pakdel, Y Liang, D Liu, L Sun, X Wang

(2020), Vol. 389, pp. 1-10, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Functional cotton fabric using hollow glass microspheres: focus on thermal insulation, flame retardancy, UV-protection and acoustic performance

E Pakdel, M Naebe, S Kashi, Z Cai, W Xie, A Yuen, M Montazer, L Sun, X Wang

(2020), Vol. 141, pp. 1-10, Progress in organic coatings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Advances in photocatalytic self-cleaning, superhydrophobic and electromagnetic interference shielding textile treatments

E Pakdel, J Wang, S Kashi, L Sun, X Wang

(2020), Vol. 277, pp. 1-29, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Waste-Hair-Derived Natural Melanin/TiO2 Hybrids as Highly Efficient and Stable UV-Shielding Fillers for Polyurethane Films

W Xie, E Pakdel, D Liu, L Sun, X Wang

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 1343-1352, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

High-Performance Natural Melanin/Poly(vinyl Alcohol-co-ethylene) Nanofibers/PA6 Fiber for Twisted and Coiled Fiber-Based Actuator

Jiahui Chen, Esfandiar Pakdel, Wanjie Xie, Lu Sun, Mengyuan Xu, Qiongzhen Liu, Dong Wang

(2020), Vol. 2, pp. 64-73, Advanced Fiber Materials, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

journal article

Natural Melanin/Polyurethane Composites as Highly Efficient Near-Infrared-Photoresponsive Shape Memory Implants

W Xie, F Yan, E Pakdel, J Sharp, D Liu, X Wang, S Zhan, L Sun

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 5305-5314, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, C1

journal article
2019

Photoprotective properties of alpaca fiber melanin reinforced by rutile TiO 2 nanoparticles: A study on wool fabric

Y Liang, E Pakdel, M Zhang, L Sun, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 160, pp. 80-88, Polymer degradation and stability, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Advanced functional fibrous materials for enhanced thermoregulating performance

Esfandiar Pakdel, Maryam Naebe, Lu Sun, Xungai Wang

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 13039-13057, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Homogeneous melanin/silica core-shell particles incorporated in poly (methyl methacrylate) for enhanced UV protection, thermal stability, and mechanical properties

Y Liang, W Xie, E Pakdel, M Zhang, L Sun, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 230, pp. 319-325, Materials chemistry and physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Natural Eumelanin and its derivatives as multifunctional materials for bioinspired applications: A review

W Xie, E Pakdel, Y Liang, Y Kim, D Liu, L Sun, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 4312-4331, Biomacromolecules, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2018

Nanocoatings for smart textiles

Esfandiar Pakdel, Jian Fang, Lu Sun, Xungai Wang

(2018), pp. 247-247, Smart textiles: wearable nanotechnology, Beverly, Mass., B1-1

book chapter

Tunable photocatalytic selectivity of TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposites: effect of silica and isolation approach

E Pakdel, W Daoud, S Seyedin, J Wang, J Razal, L Sun, X Wang

(2018), Vol. 552, pp. 130-141, Colloids and surfaces A: physicochemical and engineering aspects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

Immobilization of titanium dioxide on PAN fiber as a recyclable photocatalyst via co-dispersion solvent dip coating

J Zhao, J Wang, L Fan, E Pakdel, S Huang, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 87, pp. 570-581, Textile Research Journal, C1

journal article

Enhanced antimicrobial coating on cotton and its impact on UV protection and physical characteristics

E Pakdel, W Daoud, T Afrin, L Sun, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 24, pp. 4003-4015, Cellulose, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2016

Nanotechnology-based coating techniques for smart textiles

M Parvinzadeh Gashti, E Pakdel, F Alimohammadi

(2016), Vol. 176, pp. 243-268, Active coatings for smart textiles, Duxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Functionality of nano and 3D-microhierarchical TiO₂ particles as coagulants for sericin extraction from the silk degumming wastewater

E Pakdel, J Wang, B Allardyce, R Rajkhowa, X Wang

(2016), Vol. 170, pp. 92-101, Separation and purification technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2015

Photostability of wool fabrics coated with pure and modified TiO2 colloids

E Pakdel, W Daoud, L Sun, X Wang

(2015), Vol. 440, pp. 299-309, Journal of colloid and interface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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

Self-cleaning wool: effect of noble metals and silica on visible-light-induced functionalities of nano TiO2 colloid

E Pakdel, W Daoud, T Afrin, L Sun, X Wang

(2015), Vol. 106, pp. 1348-1361, Journal of the textile institute, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Visible and UV functionality of TiO2 ternary nanocomposites on cotton

E Pakdel, W Daoud, L Sun, X Wang

(2014), Vol. 321, pp. 447-456, Applied Surface Science, Amsterdam , Netherlands, C1

journal article

Assimilating the photo-induced functions of TiO2-based compounds in textiles : emphasis on the sol-gel process

E Pakdel, W Daoud, X Wang

(2014), pp. 1-25, Textile Research Journal, London, United Kingdom, C1

journal article
2013

Self-cleaning and superhydrophilic wool by TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite

E Pakdel, W Daoud, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 275, pp. 397-402, Applied surface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Self-cleaning cotton functionalized with TiO2/SiO2 : focus on the role of silica

E Pakdel, W Daoud

(2013), Vol. 401, pp. 1-7, Journal of colloid and interface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2011

Self-cleaning and color reduction in wool fabric by nano titanium dioxide

M Montazer, E Pakdel

(2011), Vol. 102, pp. 343-352, Journal of the textile institute, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Functionality of nano titanium dioxide on textiles with future aspects: focus on wool

M Montazer, E Pakdel

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 293-303, Journal of photochemistry and photobiology c: photochemistry reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Photo induced silver on nano titanium dioxide as an enhanced antimicrobial agent for wool

M Montazer, A Behzadnia, E Pakdel, M Rahimi, M Moghadam

(2011), Vol. 103, pp. 207-214, Journal of photochemistry and photobiology b: biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

The role of nano colloid of TiO2 and butane tetra carboxylic acid on the alkali solubility and hydrophilicity of proteinous fibers

M Montazer, E Pakdel, M Moghadam

(2011), Vol. 375, pp. 1-11, Colloids and surfaces a: physicochemical and engineering aspects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Novel feature of nano-titanium dioxide on textiles: antifelting and antibacterial wool

M Montazer, E Pakdel, A Behzadnia

(2011), Vol. 121, pp. 3407-3413, Journal of applied polymer science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Electrical conductivity of single walled and multiwalled carbon nanotube containing wool fibers

M Montazer, M Ghayem Asghari, E Pakdel

(2011), Vol. 121, pp. 3353-3358, Journal of applied polymer science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2010

Reducing photoyellowing of wool using nano TiO2

M Montazer, E Pakdel

(2010), Vol. 86, pp. 255-260, Photochemistry and photobiology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Nano titanium dioxide on wool keratin as UV absorber stabilized by butane tetra carboxylic acid (BTCA): a statistical prospect

M Montazer, E Pakdel, M Moghadam

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 967-975, Fibers and polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

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