Prof Russell Varley

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor of Composite Materials

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2001

Contact

Research interests

Materials chemistry of advanced composites; structure/property/durability relationships in engineering polymers and composites, toughening of composites, self-healing polymers and composites, high temperature resins, processing of thermoplastic composites via ring opening polymerisation; nano-composite and nano-structured materials; computational methods for crosslinked polymers; synthesis and characterisation of novel epoxy resins

Knowledge areas

Materials chemistry of advanced composites: Monomer synthesis and resin development for network polymers, high performance processable thermoplastic composites, self healing materials, toughening of composites, structure/property relationships in engineering and network polymers.

Awards

  1. AAS/JSPS Research Visits to Japan, Travelling Fellowship, 2014
  2. Newton-Turner Award for Scientific Excellence at CSIRO, 2012
  3. Australia-Malaysia Institute, Grant for Science and Technology Exchange to Malaysia, 2012
  4. CSIRO Medal for Business Excellence, PETRONAS Engagement Team, 2009
  5. CSIRO-Monash Collaborative Research Support Scheme 2007/2008
  6. Australian Academy of Science Travelling Fellowship to Europe (University of Padova and the Czech Institute of Macromolecular Sciences), 2005
  7. CSIRO Chief Executive’s Study Award, 1999

Publications

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2020

Water activated healing of thiolene boronic ester coatings

M de Souza, Charlotte Dubois, J Zhang, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 139, pp. 1-8, Progress in Organic Coatings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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

Synthesis of tri-aryl ketone amine isomers and their cure with epoxy resins

L Reyes, B Dao, W Vogel, J Bijleveld, S Tucker, S Christensen, J Wiggins, T Dingemans, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 827-837, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, London, Eng., 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

Synthesis of Tri-Aryl Methane Epoxy Resin Isomers and Their Cure with Aromatic Amines

L Reyes, S Issazadeh, J Zhang, B Dao, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 305, pp. 1-12, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal article

Subtle variations in the structure of crosslinked epoxy networks and the impact upon mechanical and thermal properties

L Reyes, J Zhang, B Dao, D Nguyen, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 137, pp. 1-11, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

New approaches to bonding thermoplastic and thermoset polymer composites

J Zhang, M de Souza, C Creighton, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 133, pp. 1-8, Composites Part A: applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Experimental and simulation study of effect of thickness on performance of (butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) and poly lactide nanocomposites incorporated with graphene as stand-alone electromagnetic interference shielding and metal-backed microwave absorbers

S Kashi, R Gupta, S Bhattacharya, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 195, pp. 1-17, Composites Science and Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Synthesis of tri-aryl ether epoxy resin isomers and their cure with diamino diphenyl sulphone

Larry Reyes, Jane Zhang, Buu Dao, Russell Varley

(2020), Vol. 58, pp. 1410-1425, Journal of Polymer Science, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

1D/2D nanomaterials synergistic, compressible, and response rapidly 3D graphene aerogel for piezoresistive sensor

X Cao, J Zhang, S Chen, R Varley, K Pan

(2020), Vol. 30, pp. 1-10, Advanced functional materials, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Phosphorus-based ?-amino acid mimetic for enhanced flame-retardant properties in an epoxy resin

M Stanfield, F Stojcevski, A Hendlmeier, R Varley, J Carrascal, A Osorio, D Eyckens, L Henderson

(2019), Vol. 72, Australian journal of chemistry, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal article

Effect of aromatic substitution on the kinetics and properties of epoxy cured tri-phenylether amines

R Varley, B Dao, S Tucker, S Christensen, J Wiggins, T Dingemans, W Vogel, M Marchetti, Z Madzarevic

(2019), Vol. 136, pp. 1-11, Journal of applied polymer science, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Understanding the effects of in-service temperature and functional fluid on the ageing of silicone rubber

Sima Kashi, Mandy De Souza, Salwan Al-Assafi, Russell Varley

(2019), Vol. 11, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Time dependent structure and property evolution in fibres during continuous carbon fibre manufacturing

Srinivas Nunna, Maxime Maghe, Rohit Rana, Russell Varley, Daniel Knorr Jr, James Sands, Claudia Creighton, Luke Henderson, Minoo Naebe

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1-10, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Effect of aromatic substitution on the cure reaction and network properties of anhydride cured triphenyl ether tetraglycidyl epoxy resins

R Varley, B Dao, T Nguyen, S Lee, T Nishino

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 1525-1537, Polymers for advanced technologies, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Recovery of Mode I self-healing interlaminar fracture toughness of fiber metal laminate by modified double cantilever beam test

L Shanmugam, M Naebe, J Kim, R Varley, J Yang

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 25-29, Composites Communications, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Facile one pot synthesis of strong epoxy/agar hybrid hydrogels

M Jabarulla Khan, Q Guo, R Varley

(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 1-11, Journal of polymer research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Development of a light-weight seat structure using a hybrid material approach

Claudia Creighton, Mandy De Souza, Russell Varley, John Antony

(2019), pp. 61-67, Technologies for economical and functional lightweight design : Conference proceedings 2018, Wolfsburg, Germany, E1

conference

Multi-aromatic epoxy-amine thermosets with high performance properties

Russell Varley, Luke Henderson, Larry Reyes

(2019), Vol. 257, pp. 1-1, Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society, Orlando, Fla., E1

conference

3D printed continuous fibre composites: validation of design and analysis methods

Mathew Joosten, Harper Huang, Callum Vidler, Russell Varley

(2019), pp. 1-7, ICCM 2019 : Proceedings of the 22nd Composite Materials International Conference 2019, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2018

Mechanical, thermal, and morphological behavior of silicone rubber during accelerated aging

S Kashi, R Varley, M De Souza, S Al-Assafi, A Di Pietro, C De Lavigne, B Fox

(2018), Vol. 57, pp. 1687-1696, Polymer - plastics technology and engineering, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Microwave attenuation of graphene modified thermoplastic poly(butylene adipate-coterephthalate) nanocomposites

S Kashi, S Hadigheh, R Varley

(2018), Vol. 10, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Life cycle engineering of carbon fibres for lightweight structures

A Dr, A Kaluza, D Kurle, C Herrmann, S Kara, R Varley

(2018), Vol. 69, pp. 43-48, LCE 2018 : Proceedings of the 25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, E1

conference

3D printed continuous fibre composites: exploiting design flexibility to achieve application specific properties

M Joosten, Matt Alizzi, C Wiles, R Varley

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 2991-3001, ASC 2018 : Proceedings of the 18th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials & ASTM Committee D30 Meeting, Seattle, Washington, E1

conference

Optimization of carbon fiber surfaces for reinforcement in advanced polymer composites

L Henderson, R Varley, F Stojcevski, J Randall, D Eyckens, B Demir, T Walsh

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 2492-2498, ASC 2018 : Proceedings of the 33rd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Seattle, Washington, E1

conference
2017

TRI-aromatic ether linked amines cured with bisf epoxy resin

R Varley, B Dao, S Tucker, S Christensen, J Wiggins, T Dingemans, W Vogel, M Marchetti

(2017), pp. 1-10, CAMX 2017 : Combined strength unsurpassed innovation : Proceedings of the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, Orlando, Fla., E1

conference
2016

Polymer coatings for oilfield pipelines

R Varley, K Leong

(2016), Vol. 233, pp. 385-428, Springer Series in Materials Science, B1-1

book chapter

Adhesives performance of 3-layer PE pipe coatings: effects of MAH loading, PE particles size, coating interval time and service temperature

M Samsudin, M Dell'Olio, K Leong, Z Ahamid, R Varley

(2016), Vol. 99, pp. 157-165, Progress in organic coatings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Poly(ethylene-co-methacrylic acid) (EMAA) as an efficient healing agent for high performance epoxy networks using diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA)

K Pingkarawat, C Dell'Olio, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2016), Vol. 92, pp. 153-163, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2015

Effect of modification of cyclic butylene terephthalate on crystallinity and properties after ring-opening polymerisation

C Dell'Olio, S Leonard, B Dao, R Varley, K Pingkarawat

(2015), Vol. 50, pp. 8073-8088, Journal of materials science, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

An efficient healing agent for high temperature epoxy composites based upon tetra-glycidyl diamino diphenyl methane

K Pingkarawat, C Dell'Olio, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2015), Vol. 78, pp. 201-210, Composites Part A: applied science and manufacturing, Doetinchem, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Epoxy/poly(ethylene-co-methacrylic acid) blends as thermally activated healing agents in an epoxy/amine network

C Dell'Olio, Q Yuan, R Varley

(2015), Vol. 300, pp. 70-79, Macromolecular materials and engineering, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2014

Mechanical properties of mendable composites containing self-healing thermoplastic agents

K Pingkarawat, C Wang, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2014), Vol. 65, pp. 10-18, Composites part A: applied science and manufacturing, Kidlington, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Synthesis and characterisation of new sulphur-containing epoxy networks

W Vogel, T Dingemans, R Varley, W Tian, B Dao, S Tucker, S Christensen

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 420-435, High performance polymers, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Healing of fatigue delamination cracks in carbon-epoxy composite using mendable polymer stitching

K Pingkarawat, C Wang, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 75-86, Journal of intelligent material systems and structures, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Low-molecular-weight thermoplastic modifiers as effective healing agents in mendable epoxy networks

R Varley, B Dao, C Pillsbury, S Kalista, F Jones

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 107-117, Journal of intelligent material systems and structures, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Special topic issue on self-healing materials: preface

I Bond, R Trask, R Varley

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 3-3, Journal of intelligent material systems and structures, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Thermo-reversible healing in a crosslinked polymer network containing covalent and thermo-reversible bonds

S Khor, R Varley, S Shen, Q Yuan

(2013), Vol. 128, pp. 3743-3750, Journal of applied polymer science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Different ? nucleants and the resultant microstructural, fracture, and tensile properties for filled and unfilled ISO polypropylene

R Varley, M Dell'Olio, Q Yuan, S Khor, K Leong, S Bateman

(2013), Vol. 128, pp. 619-627, Journal of applied polymer science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Thermoplastic healing in epoxy networks: exploring performance and mechanism of alternative healing agents

R Varley, D Craze, A Mouritz, C Wang

(2013), Vol. 298, pp. 1232-1242, Macromolecular materials and engineering, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Healing of carbon fibre-epoxy composites using thermoplastic additives

K Pingkarawat, T Bhat, D Craze, C Wang, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 5007-5015, Polymer chemistry, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Effect of ionic content on ballistic self-healing in EMAA copolymers and ionomers

S Kalista, J Pflug, R Varley

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 4910-4926, Polymer Chemistry, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

Effect of mendable polymer stitch density on the toughening and healing of delamination cracks in carbon-epoxy laminates

K Pingkarawat, C Wang, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2013), Vol. 50, pp. 22-30, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

The effect of surface treatments on the mechanical properties of basalt-reinforced epoxy composites

R Varley, W Tian, K Leong, A Leong, F Fredo, M Quaresimin

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 320-329, Polymer Composites, United States, C1-1

journal article
2012

Phosphorus intercalation of halloysite nanotubes for enhanced fire properties of polyamide 6

D Marney, W Yang, L Russell, S Shen, T Nguyen, Q Yuan, R Varley, S Li

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 1564-1571, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

self-healing of delamination fatigue cracks in carbon fibre-epoxy laminate using mendable thermoplastic

K Pingkarawat, C Wang, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2012), Vol. 47, pp. 4449-4456, Journal of Materials Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Self-healing of delamination cracks in mendable epoxy matrix laminates using poly[ethylene-co-(methacrylic acid)] thermoplastic

K Pingkarawat, C Wang, R Varley, A Mouritz

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 1301-1307, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

emaa as a healing agent for mendable high temperature epoxy amine thermosets

R Varley, F Charve

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 1073-1080, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Confirmation of the healing mechanism in a mendable EMAA-epoxy resin

S Meure, R Varley, D Wu, S Mayo, K Nairn, S Furman

(2012), Vol. 48, pp. 524-531, European Polymer Journal, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

thermally activated healing in a mendable resin using a non woven emaa fabric

R Varley, G Parn

(2012), Vol. 72, pp. 453-460, Composites Science and Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Low molecular weight thermoplastic modifiers as effective healing agents in mendable epoxy networks

B Dao, R Varley, C Pillsbury, S Kalista, F Jones

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1380-1385, 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, E1-1

conference

Healing mechanisms in thermoplastic modified epoxy/amine networks

R Varley, D Craze, A Mouritz, C Wang

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1331-1336, 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, E1-1

conference

Healing of mendable polymer composite by ultrasonic vibration

C Wang, K Hargou, K Pingkarawat, A Mouritz, R Varley

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1386-1394, 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, E1-1

conference

Delamination toughening of carbon-epoxy laminate with a polyethylene-co-methacrylic acid (EMAA) self-healing modifier

K Pingkarawat, A Mouritz, C Wang, R Varley

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 1926-1936, 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012, E1-1

conference
2010

The effect of cluster plasticisation on the self healing behaviour of ionomers

R Varley, S Shen, S van der Zwaag

(2010), Vol. 51, pp. 679-686, Polymer, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

Designing green, self-healing coatings for metal protection

A Hughes, I Cole, T Muster, R Varley

(2010), Vol. 2, pp. 143-151, NPG Asia Materials, Japan, C1-1

journal article

Biocompatibility and modification of the protein-based adhesive secreted by the Australian frog Notaden bennetti

L Graham, S Danon, G Johnson, C Braybrook, N Hart, R Varley, M Evans, G McFarland, M Tyler, J Werkmeister, J Ramshaw

(2010), Vol. 93, pp. 429-441, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, United States, C1-1

journal article

Autonomous damage initiated healing in a thermo-responsive ionomer

R Varley, S van der Zwaag

(2010), Vol. 59, pp. 1031-1038, Polymer International, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2008

Moisture induced crack filling in barrier coatings containing montmorillonite as an expandable phase

F Miccich, H Fischer, R Varley, S van der Zwaag

(2008), Vol. 202, pp. 3346-3353, Surface and coatings technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Development of a quasi-static test method to investigate the origin of self-healing in ionomers under ballistic conditions

R Varley, S van der Zwaag

(2008), Vol. 27, pp. 11-19, Polymer testing, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Understanding the effect of nano-modifier addition upon the properties of fibre reinforced laminates

M Quaresimin, R Varley

(2008), Vol. 68, pp. 718-726, Composites science and technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Preparation and characterisation of polyamide-polyimide organoclay nanocomposites

R Varley, A Groth, K Leong

(2008), Vol. 57, pp. 618-625, Polymer international, West Sussex, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

The role of nanodispersion on the fire performance of organoclay-polyamide nanocomposites

R Varley, A Groth, K Leong

(2008), Vol. 68, pp. 2882-2891, Composites science and technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Towards an understanding of thermally activated self-healing of an ionomer system during ballistic penetration

R Varley, S van der Zwaag

(2008), Vol. 56, pp. 5737-5750, Acta materialia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2007

Understanding the decomposition and fire performance processes in phosphorus and nanomodified high performance epoxy resins and composites

W Liu, R Varley, G Simon

(2007), Vol. 48, pp. 2345-2354, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Effect of ultrasonic dispersion methods on thermal and mechanical properties of organoclay epoxy nanocomposites

K Dean, J Krstina, W Tian, R Varley

(2007), Vol. 292, pp. 415-427, Macromolecular materials and engineering, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Reaction kinetics and phase transformations during cure of a thermoplastic-modified epoxy thermoset

R Varley

(2007), Vol. 292, pp. 46-61, Macromolecular materials and engineering, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2006

Phosphorus-containing diamine for flame retardancy of high functionality epoxy resins. Part II. The thermal and mechanical properties of mixed amine systems

W Liu, R Varley, G Simon

(2006), Vol. 47, pp. 2091-2098, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Investigation of the reaction mechanism of different epoxy resins using a phosphorus-based hardener

R Varley, W Liu, G Simon

(2006), Vol. 99, pp. 3288-3299, Journal of applied polymer science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2005

Toughening of a carbon fibre reinforced epoxy anhydride composite using an epoxy terminated hyperbranched modifier

M DeCarli, K Kozielski, W Tian, R Varley

(2005), Vol. 65, pp. 2156-2166, Composites science and technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2004

Processing and chemorheology of epoxy resins and their blends with dendritic hyperbranched polymers

D Ratna, R Varley, G Simon

(2004), Vol. 92, pp. 1604-1610, Journal of applied polymer science, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Effect of organo-phosphorus and nano-clay materials on the thermal and fire performance of epoxy resins

M Hussain, R Varley, Z Mathys, Y Cheng, G Simon

(2004), Vol. 91, pp. 1233-1253, Journal of applied polymer science, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A phosphorus-containing diamine for flame-retardant, high-functionality epoxy resins. I. synthesis, reactivity, and thermal degradation properties

W Liu, R Varley, G Simon

(2004), Vol. 92, pp. 2093-2100, Journal of applied polymer science, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Influence of substituents on the kinetics of epoxy/aromatic diamine resin systems

H Liu, A Uhlherr, R Varley, M Bannister

(2004), Vol. 42, pp. 3143-3156, Journal of polymer science: part A: polymer chemistry, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Thermal stability and water uptake of high performance epoxy layered silicate nanocomposites

O Becker, R Varley, G Simon

(2004), Vol. 40, pp. 187-195, European polymer journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Toughening of epoxy resin systems using low-viscosity additives

R Varley

(2004), Vol. 53, pp. 78-84, Polymer international, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Toughening of an epoxy anhydride resin system using an epoxidized hyperbranched polymer

R Varley, W Tian

(2004), Vol. 53, pp. 69-77, Polymer international, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2003

Nanocomposites based on a combination of epoxy resin, hyperbranched epoxy and a layered silicate

D Ratna, O Becker, R Krishnamurthy, G Simon, R Varley

(2003), Vol. 44, pp. 7449-7457, Polymer, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Thermal and mechanical characterisation of intercalated epoxy nanocomposites

O Becker, G Simon, R Varley, Y Cheng, J Hodgkin

(2003), Vol. 19, pp. 199-217, International journal of materials and product technology, Olney, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Clay-reinforced epoxy nanocomposites

D Ratna, N Manoj, R Varley, R Singh Raman, G Simon

(2003), Vol. 52, pp. 1403-1407, Polymer international, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Layered silicate nanocomposites based on various high-functionality epoxy resins: the influence of cure temperature on morphology, mechanical properties, and free volume

O Becker, Y-B Cheng, R Varley, G Simon

(2003), Vol. 36, pp. 1616-1625, Macromolecules, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

Synthesis, thermal behavior, and cone calorimetry of organophosphorus epoxy materials

M Hussain, R Varley, M Zenka, G Simon

(2003), Vol. 90, pp. 3696-3707, Journal of applied polymer science, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Toughening of trifunctional epoxy using an epoxy-functionalized hyperbranched polymer

D Ratna, R Varley, G Simon

(2003), Vol. 89, pp. 2339-2345, Journal of applied polymer science, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Layered silicate nanocomposites based on various high-functionality epoxy resins: the influence of an organoclay on resin cure

O Becker, G Simon, R Varley, P Halley

(2003), Vol. 43, pp. 850-862, Polymer engineering and science, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Studies on blends of epoxy-functionalized hyperbranched polymer and epoxy resin

D Ratna, R Varley, R Singh Raman, G Simon

(2003), Vol. 38, pp. 147-154, Journal of materials science, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2002

Morphology, thermal relaxations and mechanical properties of layered silicate nanocomposites based upon high-functionality epoxy resins

O Becker, R Varley, G Simon

(2002), Vol. 43, pp. 4365-4373, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2001

Toughening of a trifunctional epoxy system part VI. Structure property relationships of the thermoplastic toughened system

R Varley, J Hodgkin, G Simon

(2001), Vol. 42, pp. 3847-3858, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2000

Toughening of a trifunctional epoxy system part III. Kinetic and morphological study of the thermoplastic modified cure process

R Varley, J Hodgkin, D Hawthorne, G Simon, D McCulloch

(2000), Vol. 41, pp. 3425-3436, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Toughening of trifunctional epoxy system. V. Structure-property relationships of neat resin

R Varley, J Hodgkin, G Simon

(2000), Vol. 77, pp. 237-248, Journal of applied polymer science, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1998

Thermoplastic toughening of epoxy resins: a critical review

J Hodgkin, G Simon, R Varley

(1998), Vol. 9, pp. 3-10, Polymers for advanced technologies, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
1997

Toughening of a trifunctional epoxy system: IV. Dynamic mechanical relaxational study of the thermoplastic-modified cure process

R Varley, J Hodgkin, D Hawthorne, G Simon

(1997), Vol. 35, pp. 153-163, Journal of polymer science part B: polymer physics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Effect of reinforcing fibres on the morphology of a toughened epoxy/amine system

R Varley, J Hodgkin

(1997), Vol. 38, pp. 1005-1009, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
1995

Toughening of a trifunctional epoxy system: 1. Near infra-red spectroscopy study of homopolymer cure

R Varley, G Heath, D Hawthorne, J Hodgkin, G Simon

(1995), Vol. 36, pp. 1347-1355, Polymer, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1993

Toughening epoxy resins with polyepichlorohydrin

M Jackson, L Edmond, R Varley, P Warden

(1993), Vol. 48, pp. 1259-1269, Journal of applied polymer science, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

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 Alessandra Sutti, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, A/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 Andrew Parratt, Dr Linda Hillbrick, Dr Salwan Al-Assafi, Mr Thomas Hussey

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

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

Interfacial Design for High Performance Carbon Fibre Polymer Composites

Prof Tiffany Walsh, Prof Luke Henderson, Prof Russell Varley

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2020: $63,580
  • 2019: $73,485
  • 2018: $72,836

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

Other Public Sector Funding

Development of an Improved Polymer Roller Shell

Prof Russell Varley

  • 2018: $26,204
  • 2017: $23,796

Structural Maritime Composite Materials with Superior Wide Spectrum Damping - Faujiya Afrose - MyIP 7859

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Mathew Joosten

  • 2018: $17,000

Bi-component Wet Spinning of Novel Carbon Fibre Precursors

Prof Russell Varley, Ms Huma Khan, A/Prof Minoo Naebe, Ms Sally Hutchinson, Mrs Jasjeet Kaur

  • 2020: $17,000
  • 2019: $17,000
  • 2018: $17,000

Next Generation Prepregs for Advanced Composite Materials.

Mr Houlei Gan, Prof Russell Varley, Ms Jane Zhang

  • 2019: $34,000

Development and industralisation of flame retardant epoxy resin for aerospace carbon fiber composites.

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Jerry Gan, Dr Jane Zhang

  • 2020: $60,000
  • 2019: $80,000

Rapid Repair to Support Operational Sustainment: 3D Printed Continuous Fibre Composite Repair

Dr Mathew Joosten, Prof Russell Varley

  • 2020: $119,350
  • 2019: $29,875

Materials Development and Design for Electrification and Automation

Prof Bernard Rolfe, Mr Matthias Weiss, Prof Russell Varley, A/Prof Minoo Naebe, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Thomas Dorin, Dr Kazem Ghabraie

  • 2019: $242,706

Next Generation Prepregs for Advanced Composite Materials Phase II.

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Jerry Gan, Dr Mandy De Souza

  • 2020: $16,033

Fire Proof Carbon Fibre for Building and Construction Applications ¿ Phase II

Prof Russell Varley, Prof Luke Henderson

  • 2020: $40,000

Industry and Other Funding

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 Alessandra Sutti, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, A/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 Andrew Parratt, Dr Linda Hillbrick, Dr Salwan Al-Assafi, Mr Thomas Hussey

  • 2020: $378,833
  • 2019: $600,000
  • 2018: $600,000
  • 2017: $600,000
  • 2016: $450,000

ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS)

Dr Chun Hui Wang, Prof Adrian Mouritz, Stuart Bateman, Dr Mark Easton, Prof Milan Brandt, Martin Leary, Prof Michael Cardew-Hall, Dr Paul Compston, Dr Matthew Doolan, Prof Matthew Barnett, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Dr Matthias Weiss, A/Prof Minoo Naebe, Prof Luke Henderson, Mr Richard Taube, Bita Ghaffari, Nia Harrison, Dr Adam Best, Prof Russell Varley, Richard Evans, Henry Wolfkamp, Brian Hughes, Carl De Koning, Richard Axe, Edward Albert, Brian Oxley, Albert Sedlmaier, Prof Anthony Kinloch, Michael Wisnom, Paul Sanders, Marion Merklein

  • 2017: $132,087
  • 2016: $130,701

Development of an Improved Polymer Roller Shell

Prof Russell Varley

  • 2018: $22,540
  • 2017: $40,000

Polymer Composite Forming Technology 7.46

Prof Russell Varley, Mr Vishnu Unnikrishnan

  • 2018: $2,153
  • 2017: $67,478

Optimization of Carbon Fiber Surfaces for Advanced Composites

Prof Luke Henderson, Prof Tiffany Walsh, Prof Russell Varley

  • 2019: $226,681
  • 2018: $197,360
  • 2017: $190,546

Self-Healing Materials for Enhanced Integrity and Reliability of Structures and Pipelines.

Prof Russell Varley, Prof Luke Henderson, Ms Jane Zhang, Dr Claudia Creighton

  • 2020: $100,000
  • 2019: $45,000
  • 2018: $55,000

Achieving Advanced Processes for the Manufacturing of High Value Composites.

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Claudia Creighton, Dr Masihullah Jabarulla Khan

  • 2019: $77,446
  • 2018: $82,533

Fire Proof Carbon Fibre for Building and Construction Applications.

Prof Russell Varley, Prof Luke Henderson

  • 2018: $40,000

Next Generation Rebars using an Inorganic Glue for Carbon Fibre Reinforced Geo-polymers.

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Jerry Gan, Dr Masihullah Jabarulla Khan

  • 2018: $40,000

Next Generation Prepregs for Advanced Composite Materials.

Mr Houlei Gan, Prof Russell Varley, Ms Jane Zhang

  • 2019: $17,000
  • 2018: $17,000

Next Generation Prepregs for Advanced Composite Materials Phase II.

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Jerry Gan, Dr Mandy De Souza

  • 2019: $16,000

Other Funding Sources

3-149 - Improved Design of a Composite Front Seat Back for Higher Production at Lower Cost

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Mandy De Souza, Dr Claudia Creighton

  • 2017: $279,017

Supervisions

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