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Prof Xungai Wang

STAFF PROFILE

Position

PVC, Future Fibres and AD Professor

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma of Higher Education, University of New South Wales, 1996
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 1992

Contact

xungai.wang@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72894

Career highlights

12/2014 - Present: Director, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University; Director, Australian Future Fibres Research & Innovation Centre

2011-2014 - Deputy Director, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

2008 - 2010: Director, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University
2006 - present: Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University
2004 - present: Personal Chair, Deakin University
1998 - 2004: Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University
1997 - 1998: Senior Lecturer, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of NSW

Research interests

Professor Wang's research interests are primarily in fibre science and technology. He is the 2005 recipient of Fiber Society Distinguished Achievement Award. Professor Wang is a Fellow of the Textile Institute, and President of the Fiber Society (2015). More recently Professor Wang has been investigating new applications for fibres and textiles, and new ways of adding value to natural fibres and of functionalising textiles.

Conferences

Chair: Fiber Society Spring Conference, Geelong, May 2013

Chair: Textile Institute World Conference, Wuhan, November 2014

Chair: 13th Asian Textile Conference, Geelong, November 2015

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Shan Jiang

Thesis entitled: Turning cotton textiles into highly efficient carbon electrodes for oxygen electrocatalysis

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Daiqi Li

Thesis entitled: Carbonized fibre-ceramic composites as joule heating tiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2019

Xi Lu

Thesis entitled: Immobilization of Photocatalyst on Supporting Materials for Pollutant Control

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2018

Mohammad Maniruzzaman

Thesis entitled: Investigation of plasma-treated water for plant growth

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Saeed Dadvar

Thesis entitled: 3D Printing of Carbon Preforms from a Bio-renewable Feedstock

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

Linpeng Fan

Thesis entitled: Engineering of Silk Fibroin: from Nanofibers to Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Biomedical Application

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Chantal Marie Denham

Thesis entitled: The Glass Transition of Cotton

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Shan Du

Thesis entitled: Antheraea pernyi Silk: Mechanical and Thermal Properties

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2016

Licheng Zhu

Thesis entitled: Bifacial Fabric Structures and Properties

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Xing Jin

Thesis entitled: Heat and moisture transfer through silkworm cocoon walls

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Rasike De Silva

Thesis entitled: Separation and development of polymer blends: An environmentally friendly approach

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2015

Mingwen Zhang

Thesis entitled: Preventing Wool Photoyellowing with Inorganic UV Absorbers

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Esfandiar Pakdel

Thesis entitled: Surface Functionalization of Textiles with TiO2-Based Nanocomposites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Jasjeet Kaur

Thesis entitled: Silk Cocoon: Structure and Properties

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2014

Muhammad Shuakat

Thesis entitled: Electrospinning of Nanofibre Yarns using Rotating Ring Collector

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Mehdi Kazemimostaghim

Thesis entitled: Silk powder production,Characterization and application

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Charanpreet Singh

Thesis entitled: DESIGN AND PROPERTIES OF A NEW HYBRID STENT-GRAFT DEVICE

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2013

Zhiqiang Chen

Thesis entitled: Plasma Functionalization of Nanotubes and Carbon Fibres for Application in Composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Linda Karen Hillbrick

Thesis entitled: Fibre Properties affecting the Softness of Wool and other Keratins

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Usman Ali

Thesis entitled: The Production and Characterisation of Nanofibre Yarns and Fabrics

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Sarmad Aslam

Thesis entitled: Improvement in Yarn Quality for Cotton and Cotton Blend Yarns

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2012

Liyuan Zhang

Thesis entitled: Preparation, characterization and application of cellulose nanofibre from softwood pulp

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2011

Poh Hean Yap

Thesis entitled: Prediction of Wool Knitwear Pilling Propensity using Data Mining Techniques

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Christopher Hurren

Thesis entitled: A Study into the Ultrasonic Cleaning of Wool

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2010

Xin Wang

Thesis entitled: Needleless Electrospinning of Nanofibrous Structure

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Haitao Niu

Thesis entitled: Electrospinning of Polymers for Functional Nanofibres

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Hongxia Wang

Thesis entitled: Functional Fabrics with Controlled Wettability

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Rangam Rajkhowa

Thesis entitled: Fabricating and Characterising Silk Powder for Biomedical and Sorption Applications

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Guiqing Wen

Thesis entitled: Characterization and Sorption Ability of Wool Powder

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2009

Maryam Naebe

Thesis entitled: Effect of Plasma on the Properties of Protein Fibres

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Hu Zhang

Thesis entitled: A Study of Photodegradation of Protein Fibre and Fabric

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Jian Fang

Thesis entitled: Electrospun Nanofibres: Morphology, Property and Wound Dressing Application

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2008

Minoo Naebe

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Junmin Zhang

Thesis entitled: Objective Evaluation of Fabric Pilling Propensity

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2007

Qing Li

Thesis entitled: A Study of Dimensional Changes in Wool Fibres and Fabrics

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Andrzej Krajewski

Thesis entitled: Improving Nonwoven Web Quality with a new Web Scanning Device

Doctor of Health Science, Institute for Frontier Materials

2006

Zhijian Li

Thesis entitled: The Mechanical Properties of Natural Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Rafael Beltran

Thesis entitled: Controlling and Predicting the Pilling Propensity of Knitted Wool Fabrics

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2005

Donna Kunz

Thesis entitled: Assessment of the Pilling Propensity of Wool Knitwear

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering

2004

Jianying Xu

Thesis entitled: Improved Extraction of Heavy Metal Ions using Membrane Technology

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Zulfiqar Anwar Khan

Thesis entitled: An Investigation of Post-Spinning Yarn Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Xin Liu

Thesis entitled: A Study of Australian Alpaca Fibres

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Avtar Singh

Thesis entitled: A Study of Dehairing of Cashmere Fibres

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering

2003

Lingli Chang

Thesis entitled: An Investigation of the Yarn Hairiness

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2002

Wendy Weiyu He

Thesis entitled: The Mechanical Behaviour of Irregular Fibre Materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2001

Yuping Zhang

Thesis entitled: The Tensile Behaviour of non-uniform Fibres and Fibrous Composite

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Executive Supervisor
2019

Ramdayal Yadav

Thesis entitled: Nacre Inspired Polycarbonate Based Nanocomposite for High Impact Application

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2017

Sepehr Moradi

Thesis entitled: Animal Fibre Length-Diameter Relationship and Its Effects on Yarn Properties

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Amol Janardan Patil

Thesis entitled: Durable Antimicrobial and Superhydrophobic Cotton Fabrics

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Co-supervisor
2018

Yujia Liang

Thesis entitled: UV Protective Properties and Applications of Melanin and Melanin-based Materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2017

Sajjad Shafei

Thesis entitled: Development of Conductive Polymeric Nanostructured Scaffolds

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate 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

Abu Naser Md Ahsanul Haque

Thesis entitled: Fabrication and Characterisation of Biodegradable Film from Cotton Gin Trash

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Daniel John Whyte

Thesis entitled: Organic Powder Printing: Material Characterisation and 3D Printer Development

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

Ya Yao

Thesis entitled: Wet Spinning of Regenerated Silk Fibres

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Xin Yu

Thesis entitled: Subsurface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation Grafting of Thick Polymer Layers for Antibiofouling

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Nigar Rashida

Thesis entitled: Microfibrillated Cellulose from Coloured Cotton Textile Waste

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

Md Abdullah Al Faruque

Thesis entitled: Bio-colouration of Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) with Fine Powders of Pigmented Alpaca Fibres

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2020

Jizhen Zhang

Thesis entitled: Highly Conducting Multifunctional Fibers toward Smart Electronic Textiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Mirshahin Seyedsaleh

Thesis entitled: Wet Spinning of Keratinous Bi-Constituent Fibres

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

Wanjie Xie

Thesis entitled: Design and Application of Natural Melanin-Based Functional Hybrids

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Beini Zeng

Thesis entitled: Assessment of Denim Waste as Feedstock for Regenerated Cellulose Materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2018

Zahra Komeily Nia

Thesis entitled: Graphene radicals: manipulation and applications

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Qi Han

Thesis entitled: Green Solvent Approaches for Wool Surface Treatment

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Houlei Gan

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2017

Sri Balaji Ponraj

Thesis entitled: Nanosecond pulsed Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for Fabrication of Hybrid Nanostructures and Decontamination of Milk

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Rechana Chandrasekharan Nair Remadevi

Thesis entitled: Improving the properties of cotton by amino acid treatment

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Genevieve Alice Crowle

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2016

Wanjie Xie

Thesis entitled: Photocatalytic TiO2/porous BNNSs Composites for Textile Dyeing Wastewater Treatment

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

Yongzhen Li

Thesis entitled: Fabrication of Core-Shell Structured Natural Rubber Based Microfibres for Artificial Blood Vessel Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Zengxiao Cai

Thesis entitled: Biological Response of Myoblasts to Three-dimensional Electrically Conductive Fibrous Scaffolds

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Quanxiang Li

Thesis entitled: Hierarchical Composites from Carbon Fibres Electrosprayed with Carbon Nanotubes

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Yao Yu

Thesis entitled: UV interactions with fibres and fibrous structures

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2014

Hua Zhou

Thesis entitled: Durable non-wetting fabrics: their preparation and liquid transport function

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2013

Amir Abbas

Thesis entitled: Thermal Management of cotton fabrics by surface coating

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Kiran Patil

Thesis entitled: Fabrication, characterization and applications of cashmere guard hair powder

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Bingshan Li

Thesis entitled: Production and Characterisation of Powdered Fibrous Materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Ehsan Bafekrpour

Thesis entitled: Fabrication, Characterization, and Modelling of Functionally Graded Nanocomposites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2012

Tarannum Afrin

Thesis entitled: Ecofriendly production of bamboo fibres having UV-screening and antibacterial properties

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Ehsan Jazaeri

Thesis entitled: Fabrication and Characterisation of Carbon Nanofibres from Cellulose Nanofibres

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

Marzieh Parhizkar

Thesis entitled: Photochromic Fabrics with Improved Optical Performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Jing Wang

Thesis entitled: Electrospinning of Thermo-responsive PNIPAM based Hydrogel Nanofibres

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2011

Yaqiong Zhou

Thesis entitled: Production and Characterisation of Nonofibre Yarns and Nanofibre Composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Yanwei Tang

Thesis entitled: Inter-bonded Fibrous Matrices for 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2010

Abdullah Al Kafi

Thesis entitled: Enhancing the Interfacial Properties of Quickstep (TM) Cured Bio-composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2008

Chuan Deng

Thesis entitled: A Study on Within-fibre Diameter Variation of Wool

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2007

Kevin Magniez

Thesis entitled: Structure-property relationships and melt spinning of polymer blend nanocomposites

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