On-road abrasion testing of motorcycle clothing

Hub Chief Investigator Dr Chris Hurren has received funding from the Victorian Motorcycle Safety Levy to investigate how a rider’s clothing interacts with a road surface during a crash. This project will use the tow-bar mounted Cambridge type impact abrasion tester to evaluate motorcycle clothing samples on different road surfaces.   This project aims to…

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Latest work on MXenes for high performance applications

Hub PhD student Ken Aldren Usman has recently published his latest results on modifying MXene architectures to significantly enhance mechanical properties, while retaining their outstanding electrical conductivity. Two-dimensional transition metal carbides and/or nitrides known as MXene have received significant attention due to their outstanding electrical conductivity. However, translating these materials into bulk architectures, both pure…

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Publication in prestigious journal Science

In a paper published in the prestigious journal Science, an international research team including Hub Chief Investigator Prof Joe Razal and Deakin researcher Dr Alex Qin, describe an important breakthrough in the development of artificial muscles. The research team, which includes scientists from the United States, South Korea, China and Australia, fabricated artificial muscles by…

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Hub researchers recognised for self-healing coatings at IChemE Malaysia Awards

Hub Chief Investigators Professor Russell Varley and Dr Mandy De Souza, along with fellow Deakin researcher Dr Jane Zhang and collaborators from PETRONAS and the University of Adelaide were awarded the IChemE Malaysia Awards 2020 Oil and Gas Award for their project Metal Organic Framework as Self-Healing Catalyst during the organisation’s first ever virtual ceremony….

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