Enabling multifunctional composites to boost manufacturing innovations

Professors Tiffany Walsh, Luke Henderson and Russell Varley (Institute for Frontier Materials) seek to remove some of the limitations of carbon fibre composites by introducing novel functionality into the underlying carbon fibre. The 2022 awarded Discovery project expects to modify carbon fibres, predict their functionality and develop new high-performance resins.

The project will guide the design of new carbon fibre polymer composite materials with high strength-to-weight ratios, durability, toughness, minimal maintenance, without compromising processability and the ability to manufacture at high volumes.

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