Chief Investigators


Partner Investigators


Research Fellows/Engineers


PhD Students

  • Beini Zeng
    Project title: Development of an up-cycling process for denim waste using ionic liquids
  • Mina Battayork
    Project title: Producing multi-functional silk particles by spray drying
  • Saman Ghadi
    Project title: Understanding residual stress in composites and its impact upon durability
  • Jaehoon Choi
    Project title: Composite structural batteries
  • Ken Aldren Usman
    Project title: Novel resin-free high performance multi-functional materials
  • Yijun Qian
    Project title: Utilization of two dimensional nanocomposites as membranes for gas separation, water purification and nanogenerators
  • Dominic Renggli
    Project title: Stabilisation of natural polymer derived (short) fibres for use in aqueous formulations

Associate Members

  • Associate Professor Fred Pfeffer
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Deakin University
  • Dr Rebecca Van Amber
    Research Fellow (Fibre science and technology), Deakin University
  • Dr Claudia Creighton
    Research Fellow (Carbon Fibres), Deakin University
  • Dr Shayan Seyedin
    Alfred Deakin Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Fibre spinning), Deakin University
  • Dr Nisa Salim
    Alfred Deakin Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Fibre spinning), Deakin University
  • Dr Alex Qin
    Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • Dr Jing Wang
    Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • Dr Yibo Ma
    Associate Research Fellow (Natural-based carbon fibre), Deakin University
  • Dr Esfandiar Pakdel
    Alfred Deakin Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • Dr Abhijeet Bapat
    Associate Research Fellow (Adaptive Materials Optimisation), Deakin University
  • Dr Weiwei Lei
    Senior Research Fellow (Plasma and Nanotechnology), Deakin University
  • Dr Dan Liu
    Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • Graeme Keating
    Technical Officer (Fibres), Deakin University
  • Dr David Rubin de Celis Leal
    Associate Research Fellow (Adaptive Materials Optimisation), Deakin University
  • Dr Rongliang He
    Research Assistant (Short fibres and nanofibres), Deakin University
  • Keiran Pringle
    PhD student (Short fibres and nanofibres), Deakin University
  • Martina Di Venere
    PhD student (Short fibres and nanofibres), Deakin University
  • Nishat Sharma
    PhD student (Short fibres and nanofibres), Deakin University
  • Jizhen Zhang
    PhD student, Deakin University
  • Zhiyu Wang
    PhD student, Deakin University
  • Ya Yao
    PhD student, Deakin University
  • Fangli Yang
    PhD student, Deakin University
  • San Seint Seint Aye
    PhD student, Deakin University
  • Jun Zhang
    PhD student, Deakin University
  • Daniel Whyte
    Masters student, Deakin University
  • Nguyen Duc Le
    PhD student (bio-based carbon fibres), Deakin University
  • Dr Filippo Valente
    Research Fellow, Ear Science Institute Australia