Dr Srinivas Nunna



Research Fellow


Instit for Frontier Materials


Instit for Frontier Materials


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 522 73629


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An introduction to lignin-based carbon fibre

C Creighton, N Le, H Khan, S Nunna, R Varley, C Song

(2023), pp. 87-111, BioProducts: Green Materials for an Emerging Circular and Sustainable Economy, B1

book chapter

A review of the structural factors which control compression in carbon fibres and their composites

S Nunna, A Ravindran, J Mroszczok, C Creighton, R Varley

(2023), Vol. 303, pp. 116293-116293, Composite Structures, C1

journal article

Effect of Pre-test Routine Speeds on Hardness and Modulus Values Measured by Nanoindentation

Mohan Setty, Srinivas Nunna

(2022), Vol. 50, pp. 1683-1692, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, West Conshohocken, PA, C1

journal article

Gas Emission Study of the Polyacrylonitrile-Based Continuous Pilot-Scale Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Process

T Groetsch, M Maghe, R Rana, R Hess, S Nunna, J Herron, D Buckmaster, C Creighton, R Varley

(2021), Vol. 60, pp. 17379-17389, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

PAN precursor fabrication, applications and thermal stabilization process in carbon fiber production: Experimental and mathematical modelling

H Khayyam, R Jazar, S Nunna, G Golkarnarenji, K Badii, S Fakhrhoseini, S Kumar, M Naebe

(2020), Vol. 107, Progress in Materials Science, C1

journal article

Formation of skin-core in carbon fibre processing: A defect or an effect?

S Nunna, M Setty, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 146-158, Express Polymer Letters, Budapest, Hungary, C1

journal article

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

S Nunna, M Maghe, R Rana, R Varley, D Knorr, J Sands, C Creighton, L Henderson, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 12, Materials, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Development of a cost model for the production of carbon fibres

S Nunna, P Blanchard, D Buckmaster, S Davis, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 5, Heliyon, England, C1

journal article

Micro-waxs study of structural heterogeneity in single pan-precursor and subsequent carbon fiber

C Creighton, P Lynch, S Nunna, B Fox, M de Jong, S Mudie

(2019), Vol. 2019-May, SAMPE 2019 : Proceedings of the International SAMPE Technical Conference 2019, Charlotte, NC, E1


The role of tension and temperature for efficient carbonization of polyacrylonitrile fibers: toward low cost carbon fibers

N Salim, S Blight, C Creighton, S Nunna, S Atkiss, J Razal

(2018), Vol. 57, pp. 4268-4276, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

A pathway to reduce energy consumption in the thermal stabilization process of carbon fiber production

S Nunna, M Maghe, S Fakhrhoseini, B Polisetti, M Naebe

(2018), Vol. 11, Energies, C1

journal article

Evolution of radial heterogeneity in polyacrylonitrile fibres during thermal stabilization: An overview

S Nunna, M Naebe, N Hameed, B Fox, C Creighton

(2017), Vol. 136, pp. 20-30, Polymer Degradation and Stability, C1

journal article

Radial structure and property relationship in the thermal stabilization of PAN precursor fibres

S Nunna, C Creighton, N Hameed, M Naebe, L Henderson, M Setty, B Fox

(2017), Vol. 59, pp. 203-211, Polymer Testing, C1

journal article

The effect of thermally induced chemical transformations on the structure and properties of carbon fibre precursors

S Nunna, C Creighton, B Fox, M Naebe, M Maghe, M Tobin, K Bambery, J Vongsvivut, N Hameed

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 7372-7382, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, C1

journal article

Investigation of progress of reactions and evolution of radial heterogeneity in the initial stage of thermal stabilization of PAN precursor fibres

S Nunna, M Naebe, N Hameed, C Creighton, S Naghashian, M Jennings, S Atkiss, M Setty, B Fox

(2016), Vol. 125, pp. 105-114, Polymer degradation and stability, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Structural transformation of polyacrylonitrile fibers during stabilization and low temperature carbonization

N Hameed, J Sharp, S Nunna, C Creighton, K Magniez, P Jyotishkumar, N Salim, B Fox

(2016), Vol. 128, pp. 39-45, Polymer Degradation and Stability, C1

journal article

Using ionic liquids to reduce energy consumption for carbon fibre production

M Maghe, C Creighton, L Henderson, M Huson, S Nunna, S Atkiss, N Byrne, B Fox

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 16619-16626, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

A review on mechanical behavior of natural fiber based hybrid composites

Srinivas Nunna, P Chandra, Sharad Shrivastava, A Jalan

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 759-769, Journal of reinforced plastics and composites, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Making low cost Australian carbon fibres

Dr Claudia Creighton, Mr Srinivas Nunna

AINSE Awards - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

  • 2016: $7,500
  • 2015: $7,500
  • 2014: $17,500

Industry and Other Funding

Development of graphene-enhanced PAN precursor and carbon fibre.

Mr Derek Buckmaster, Dr Maxime Maghe, Dr Srinivas Nunna

2D Materials Pte Ltd

  • 2022: $14,216
  • 2021: $22,888

Lignin Carbon Fibre Project

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Claudia Creighton, Dr Srinivas Nunna

Petronas Research SDN BHD

  • 2024: $30,000
  • 2023: $660,400
  • 2022: $215,000

Development of a New Intermediate modulus and high strength carbon fibre.

Prof Russell Varley, Dr Claudia Creighton, Dr Srinivas Nunna

SABIC Global Technologies B.V.

  • 2024: $90,000
  • 2023: $50,000


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