Silk solution to hearing loss

A thin transparent membrane produced from silk fibres could provide a novel but simple solution to chronic eardrum perforation – a problem that affects millions of people. Chief Hub Investigator Dr Rangam Rajkhowa and Fibre Hub Research Fellow Dr Ben Allardyce are working on a project with hub partner, Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) using…

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Re-inventing the wheel

Prime Minister acknowledges Deakin and Carbon Revolution’s contribution to clean energy future. Carbon Revolution (CFusion), a Victorian company that, in partnership with Deakin University, produced the world’s first one piece carbon fibre wheel, has been showcased at a Clean Technology Showcase in Canberra, an event launched by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and  Innovation Minister…

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High tech nanofibre deal for Deakin

A joint venture will provide a world-first short nanofibre manufacturing capability in Geelong. A deal has just been sealed that will see world-leading short nanofibre manufacturing begin at commercial scale at Deakin in Geelong – with the promise of jobs and new associated industries for the region. A joint venture between Geelong biotechnology company Cytomatrix…

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Green light for fibres Industrial Transformation Research Hub

A $4.7 million future fibres Research Hub is to be established at Deakin. The Federal Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has announced that Deakin has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) $4.7 million grant to establish an Industrial Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) in future fibres. The world class hub will accelerate…

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