Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of The Textile Institute

Congratulations to Hub Director Professor Xungai Wang – new Editor-in-Chief position The Journal of The Textile Institute, first published in 1910, is the oldest research journal the textile field and one of the leading international publications devoted to research and innovation in all areas of textiles, including, science, engineering, economics, management, marketing and design. The…

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Visiting student from University of Southern Mississippi

We recently welcomed Katelyn Cordell for a six week visit. Katelyn is a fifth year PhD candidate from the University of Southern Mississippi in the United States where she works with Hub international Partner Investigator Professor Jeffrey Wiggins on polymer precursors for carbon fibre. Katelyn started her visit by attending the Future Fibres Symposium, followed…

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Hub at the Australian Circular Fashion Conference

The Hub was well represented at this interesting conference A large team from Deakin University attended the Australian Circular Fashion Conference in St Kilda on 21st March: Xungai, Joe, Nolene, Alessandra, Chris, Emma, Marzieh and Surya were joined by Catherine McMahon – Manager Major Projects at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University. Some of…

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Bioplastics and Biocomposites Conference

An interesting one-day conference was hosted by IFM and the Hub on Friday 22nd February. The conference was organised by a visiting delegation from the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, Hochschule Hannover, as part of a German government funded initiative designed to grow an international network on bioeconomy research. The delegation also included colleagues from…

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Endeavour Executive Leadership Award

Congratulations to Joe Razal! A/Prof Joe Razal was recently awarded an Endeavour Executive Leadership Award. These awards, from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, aim to increase international research engagement through funding recipients to spend some time in an overseas laboratory, developing their knowledge and expertise. Joe will use the award to visit…

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RSV Lecture, Avalon Air Show & Innovate Expo

The Hub has been out and about recently with the Avalon Air Show, Geelong’s Innovate Expo and a Royal Society of Victoria event on Fashionable Science. The Royal Society of Victoria holds regular lectures on a range of interesting scientific topics. On February 28th the lecture was on Fashionable Science and featured 4 scientists working…

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3rd Future Fibres Symposium

The Hub was proud to host the 3rd Symposium at Deakin on the 18/19th February. This year featured four fantastic international guest speakers – Prof Greg Rutledge from MIT spoke on process-structure-property relationships in electrospinning, Prof David Kaplan from Tufts University shared many fascinating research projects his group is undertaking on silk materials. Prof Jeff…

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Visit to Boston-based international partners

Hub Director and Deputy Director Xungai and Joe recently visited the US where they met with Hub Partner Investigators, and attended the Fiber Society Conference. Their first stop was Boston where Xungai and Joe met with Hub Partner Investigators Prof David Kaplan at Tufts University and Prof Greg Rutledge at MIT to discuss the Hub…

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Hub at the Fiber Society Conference

The Hub was well represented at the recent Fiber Society Fall Conference held at the University of California, Davis on October 29-31st. A/Prof Joe Razal gave a presentation on “MXene fibers: The new member of functional fibers made from two-dimensional nanosheets and Dr Alessandra Sutti presented on “Short nanofibers-based hierarchical structures for lipase immobilisation”. Prof…

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Hub workshop

On the afternoon of Monday 1st October members of the Hub met to prepare for the performance review the following day, and also to participate in group discussions around various topics. Before buckling down to work Hub members enjoyed a networking lunch and the opportunity to look at a series of posters describing different Hub…

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