CUTTING EDGE, CUTTING ENERGY 

Carbon Nexus, a globally unique, open-access carbon fibre/composite research facility, is open for business and conducting strategic research projects with industry.

Deakin University's $34m facility, located at its Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, near Melbourne, offers:

  • State-of-the-art research and analysis laboratories.
  • Pilot scale and research carbonisation lines, operated by experienced production staff.
  • A team of capable, energetic researchers dedicated to working with industry to produce high quality carbon fibre, while reducing production costs and speeding 
    up manufacturing processes.

Carbon Nexus understands the needs of the carbon fibre industry. For more than a decade Deakin University researchers have been developing new and improved fibres and carbon composites. This new facility significantly enhances the capacity to deliver real outcomes for industry to capture the enormous market potential of carbon fibre and related composites.

Carbon Nexus is an integral part of the $103m Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre at Deakin.

Did you know...

Composite materials make up 50 percent of the primary structure of the Boeing 787

Manufacturing a one-piece fuselage section has eliminated 1,500 aluminium sheets and 40,000-50,000 fasteners.

Nexus news

  • Monday, 13 Jun 2016
    Bridging the divide

    The difference between running experiments in the lab and ...

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  • Thursday, 16 Jul 2015
    First birthday marks year of success for Carbon Nexus

    In just its first year of operation, Deakin University's unique ...

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