Seminar: Electrospinning at Deakin University




26 July 2017


Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication,
151 Wellington Road,
Clayton, 3168, Victoria

ANFF-VIC presents a series of talks at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication on the electrospinning capabilities available at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM).

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Electrospinning is a technique that uses electrostatic forces to draw out nanometre-wide fibres which can then be transformed into versatile materials. Applications for these nanofibres include filtration, smart fabrics, and battery technology.

The ANFF equipment available at the IFM includes two electrospinning machines – a lab-scale batch production system and a nine-metre-long, industrial-scale system capable of continuously producing two-metre-wide sheets at a rate of approximately 2kg/hour.

Speaker 1: Dr Hao Shao

Instrument Specialist – IFM

Introduction of coil-based needleless electrospinning machines

Dr Hao Shao is currently working as an Instrument Specialist in charge of needleless electrospinning machine maintenance, training and promotion work. He received his PhD the IFM, specialising in the development of mechanical-to-electrical energy harvesters, electrospinning technique and electrospinning machines.

Speaker 2: Dr Jian Fang

Research Fellow – IFM & ACES

Electrospun Nanofibres and Their Application in Mechanical-to-Electrical Energy Conversion

Dr Jian Fang is an expert on fibrous materials, electrospinning and electrospun nanofibres. His current research mainly focuses on electro-active fibrous materials for energy, environment protection and biosensing applications.

Speaker 3: Dr Haitao Niu

Research Fellow – IFM

Applications of electrospun nanofibres in supercapacitor and air filtration

Dr Haitao Niu’s research is in the area of advanced electrospinning, nanofibre industrialisation, nanofibre functionalisation and application.