Management Committee

Mr Derek Buckmaster Chair, Carbon Nexus Management Committee
Professor Russell Varley Professor of Composite Materials
Dr Ben Spincer Director, Deakin Research Commercial
Michelle Gait Acting General Manager – Geelong Technology Precinct
Adam Coulter Finance Manager, Institute for Frontier Materials

Research Team

Associate Professor Luke Henderson Carbon Fibre Surface Modification
Dr Minoo Naebe High Perfomance Carbon Fibre
Dr Claudia Creighton Carbon Fibre Structure Property Relationships
Dr Mandy de Souza Carbon Fibre Composites
Mr Madhu Suryanarayana Research Engineer in Composites
Dr Steven Agius Research Fellow

Technical Team

Mr John Herron Operations Manager
Dr Ryan Hess Program Manager, Deakin University and LeMond Composites
Mr Maxime Maghe Research & Innovation Leader

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