Deakin University and the Australian Carbon Fibre Industry
Professor Lee Astheimer from Deakin University tells us about the activities of AFFRIC, the Australian Future Fibre Research Innovation Centre at Deakin University, in particular their recently established ACFRF or Australian Carbon Fibre Research Facility. This was jointly founded by Deakin University and VCAMM who were instrumental in formulating the successful bid to gain government funding. The ACFRF will be a unique facility in that it will provide open access for industry and academic based researchers to develop carbon fibre materials and technologies.
Deakin University also has the CMFI, Centre for Materials Fibre Innovation, which is involved with research on fibrous materials, including carbon fibre. They have access to a vast array of characterisation equipment such as electron microscopes.
She also talks about the future of carbon fibre research in Australia, with great opportunities for industry to embrace carbon fibre as a new materials with many commercial opportunities.
This interview was recorded at the Carbon Fibre - Future Directions conference, held in Geelong Australia and organised by VCAMM and Deakin University.
Run time - 5:47min