Fibres are an important class of material which finds application across a broad range of industries: from the clothes we wear to carbon fibre planes, carpet, insulation, biomaterials and general textiles.
The ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres undertook a strategic planning and brainstorming event with a broader group of researchers from Deakin University, CSIRO and industry to consider the future for fibre use and research. Following this a document was compiled which captures the outcomes and focuses them around a mission to Mars and colonisation of the red planet. This thought-provoking and educational framework is used to demonstrate the broad application of fibres, and how technology developed for highly advanced applications such as space travel can also benefit the general public.
Please read the document here: Future Fibres – Taking us to Mars